Now that I’m back in Minneapolis from visiting Italy and my summer internship in Germany, I finally have the chance to edit and upload some documentation of new paintings I finished before I left in June. I made these new paintings as perks for those who donated specific amounts for my Indiegogo campaign.

If any of you guys are ever interested in commissioning a painting from me, just email or message me to discuss specifics! ♡☆♡☆♡

"Alicudi Project (2001)" (Work in progress) by Paola Pivi

"Alicudi is a small island off the north coast of Sicily and was for a while the home of the Italian artist Paola Pivi. She has taken a photograph of Alicudi and has made it her goal to print out the picture on a 1:1 scale, on massive rolls of PVS measuring 5 x 50 m long. Each time the Alicudi Project is exhibited, another roll - carrying the next section of the image - is to be added. To assemble a full-scale photograph of the island, Pivi would need 3,742 rolls. The finished work would measure 500 x 1818.75 m - just under a square kilometer.
The impossibility of achieving this ambition is inherent in the concept right from the start. The attempt to appropriate one’s home and translate it into the exhibition space remains a utopian idea.”

As seen at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Germany

(Source: jacobaaronschroeder)


Popcorn covered Volkswagen

Seen at the Braunschweig Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK)

UPDATE: Please read

I would like to take this opportunity to state that this is in fact not my work. I have had multiple people contact me inquiring about this work and I have not had the chance until now to update this post properly to fully credit the artist. This is a piece by Lucas Danehl, a student at the Braunschweig Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK) in Braunschweig, Germany. This is the same city where I am currently finishing up my internship at the city’s local Kunstverein. I saw and photographed this piece, as a way to document my time in Europe and all the great art I see, during the school’s annual “Open Studios” event where students showcase work from every discipline. I would never willingly neglect to credit work by other artists. I was unable to do so until now because I was traveling around Germany with spotty wi-fi and did not find out the true artist until recently through some investigation of my own. Unfortunately, Lucas does not have a website at this time, so I am unable to link you guys to any more of his work, but hopefully that will change in the near future! I sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have caused. If you are interested in contacting Lucas, please message me directly as I have his contact information!

I recently took a day-trip to Hamburg, Germany and immediately fell in love with the famous harbor city. While I was there I of course took every opportunity to check out as much art as possible. One such gallery was the Kunstverein in Hamburg where there were two exhibitions on display. One that really caught my attention was Im Frühling, Darling (In Spring, Darling). It featured work by both German and international artists that left the viewer longing for a time that had already past and attempted to recreate an environment that was reminiscent of spring (as it is being shown now in summer) or, in a more abstract sense, something out of reach or fleeting.

One piece in particular really had my heart going omggggg were two humanscale posters by German artist Stefan Marx (as seen above). Each were hung across the gallery from one another and immediately captivated me. 

(Source: jacobaaronschroeder)