January 31, 2012

in love ... with louise despont.

i'm in love with louise despont, a brooklyn-based illustrator who creates precision-perfect drawings done on gridded parchment paper.  while she originally began working on paper found in vintage ledger books from india, her work has grown in scale and scope since her early pieces, with her language of line, shape and pattern expanding in proportion to the size of her canvas.  i love how the content of her more recent works reflects the shift in size, with the newer pieces nodding to large pieces such as traditional rugs, kilims, and quilts. the compositions have a somewhat religious and psychedelic quality to them, and her obsession with intricately designing within a grid is reminiscent of artist eugene andolsek, who i posted on earlier.  keep the tradition alive louise.  learn more about her here.

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