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  • Jason Brammer's Open Studio Party

    All photos in this post were provided by Carasco Photography

    Recently we were given the opportunity to produce some custom size art wood prints for artist Jason Brammer. Jason Brammer is a visual artist, painter, and muralist based in Chicago, Illinois. Brammer is well known for surreal paintings and drawings, murals, and site-specific installations. Brammer has been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications. Brammer has also created a large-scale public mural for the city of Chicago, a live painting for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, installations for LinkedIn and Dark Matter Coffee, and concert posters for My Morning Jacket, Todd Rundgren, and Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy.

    Brammer recently hosted an open studio party on April 8, 2017 5-9P.M. The event was an exhibition of Brammer’s original art. New art pieces and prints were displayed for the first time during the event. The party was hosted at their Humboldt Park studio Chicago, Illinois. The event was open to the public and admission was free for everyone. The event was extremely successful with over 400 people who attended the event. Additionally, the event also had an array of festivities that added high excitement to the party. There was beer, tacos, coffee, a dragon cake, dj sets, and a musical performance by Brammer himself! They even built a halfpipe inside the studio for attendees to do some skateboarding.

    We were asked to produce a variety of wood prints for the open studio party! They were displayed and put up for sale at the merchandise booth during the party. The art pieces were stunning and we were so excited to be producing the wood prints for Brammer. We asked how the pieces sold and were told that the pieces were very popular and that a few sold out at the event!

    We have a ton more photos from the event that you must see! Take a look at all the exciting photos below from the event.

    DJ sets were performed by Sky Society.

    A musical performance by Jason was performed involving tribal drum and bass loops layered with lush atmospheric soundscapes.

    The exterior of their studio building.

    We are so happy that we had the chance to take part in this great event!

  • 4 Tips on How to Read & Analyze a Painting

    Art is complex. Art is thought-provoking. Art is captivating and stimulating. With that being said, no piece of art is the same. Different pieces of art have different meanings, though - of course, all pieces are open to individual interpretation.

    Here are our tips on how to read and analyze a painting:

    1. Research the artist! 
      Sometimes, knowing who the artist is will tell you all that you need to know about a piece of art. A quick Google search could bring you to their personal website, which may contain an "About Me" to summarize their work. Most artists have a special theme that connects all of their artwork together. That alone can tell an observer everything they need to know about the art.jermaine-rodgers-art-print-on-wood
      "Tell Me How to Help You" by Jermaine Rodgers
    2.  Analyze the colors, shapes, symbols, and characters.
      Take a closer look at the art. Every aspect should have a different meaning.
      -Are there different colors? Different colors tend to have different meanings, and can contribute to different moods.
      -Are there any shapes and symbols? These can provide clear meanings for every piece of art.
      -How about the characters? Every character has a different story. Their actions, appearance, and art style can help you piece together the art's story - which brings us to the next point.
      "Bootleg Pop" by Matt Gondek
    3. Does the art tell a story?
      Remember, it's important to take a look at the big picture. Carefully examine every detail of the painting. Ask yourself why it was put the together the way it was. Draw a conclusion from there.
      Tip: The art piece's name may be a big clue to what the whole piece is about!
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    4. Finally, take a look at the canvas.
      The canvas is important! Here at Prints on Wood, many of the artists that work with us choose to print their paintings on wood canvases. Some will say that the plywood adds a subtle, vintage feel to their paintings. Others will say that they appreciate the way the wood grain enhances the color and style of the artwork.

    Want to give it a try? Take a look at this painting called "The Gift" by Laurie McClave. What do you think it represents? Leave a comment below with your answers!


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