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PINK PARADISE | Process Video

Ari Lankin

Pink Paradise | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas | sold

A MUSEUM LABEL FROM THE ARTIST AND HIS PEERS:

 

Pink Paradise
71 x 71 inches
acrylic on canvas

Pink Paradise melds various biological imagery into abstract forms to evoke the indefinable energies of our existence.  Ambiguous representations of neurons and sex organs interacting with mechanical constructions serves as a conduit for the artist to embody his intuition.

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EUREKA, FOR POE | Process Video Release

September 25, 2013  |  Featured, New Painting, Painting, PROCESS, video  |  No Comments
Eureka, for Poe 71 x 71 inches acrylic on canvas

Eureka, for Poe | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas | available

 

A MUSEUM LABEL FROM THE ARTIST AND HIS PEERS:

Eureka for Poe
71 x 71 inches
acrylic on canvas

Executed with diverse application techniques, this painting creates pictorial and metaphorical depth to reward multiple viewings. The surface echoes the night sky, a familiar visage, but upon deeper inspection yields a more complex system, a gateway to a more universal perspective.

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Music by AndyCracks – “The Fixz”

PLAY | New Process Video +

September 13, 2013  |  Exhibition, New Painting, Painting, PROCESS, video  |  No Comments
Ari Lankin

Play | 71 x 71 | acrylic on canvas | SOLD

 

A MUSEUM LABEL FROM THE ARTIST AND HIS PEERS:

Play
71 x 71 inches
acrylic on canvas

The youthful, buoyant composition reflects the capriciousness of Play. At the moment of creation the artist discovers the brightly colored geometry. It is our birthright to feel the joy inherent in play, and this painting reminds us to retain that sense of unplanned exuberance, always available, but often overlooked.

 ”2Bob” – Written and performed by AndyCracks.

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History of The Cracks

Part of the current solo exhibition DESTINATION UNKNOWN in New York City, open until September 25th, 2013.

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EUPHORIA | New Process Video

September 9, 2013  |  Exhibition, New Painting, PROCESS, video  |  No Comments
Euphoria | 71 x 71 | acrylic on canvas | SOLD

Euphoria | 71 x 71 | acrylic on canvas | SOLD

 

A MUSEUM LABEL FROM THE ARTIST AND HIS PEERS:

Euphoria
71 x 71 inches
acrylic on canvas

Our inclination to find significant forms in random and chaotic stimuli is a well documented psychological phenomenon called pareidolia. Using this property, the artist makes a colorful, nebulous abstraction become figurative. Within the fertile surface we are invited to imagine courtesans and witches, sorcerers and prophets, healers and hypnotists. You see what you want, it dissolves, and you see something else.

pareidolia  (ˌpæraɪˈdəʊlɪə)

— n - the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist, as in considering the moon to have human features. (courtesy of Dictionary.com)

Insight into the creation of the music -

The music was inspired by the movements of the colors and the transformation of the shapes. The goal was to create a three phased movement to go with the painting; 1/Flashback, 2/Psychedelic, and 3/Trance. The sequence of sounds starts with a flashback through memory, followed by a psychedelic tribal gathering, and then followed by the peak of the high in trance which moves into more of a dance feel. Three phases of movement towards a desired Euphoria

-AndyCracks
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History of The Cracks

Part of the current solo exhibition DESTINATION UNKNOWN in New York City.

Brainstorm | New Process Video

August 22, 2013  |  Featured, New Painting, PROCESS, video  |  No Comments

For optimum viewing set the above video to HD.

Brainstorm | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas | available

Brainstorm | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas | available

Part of my solo exhibition DESTINATION UNKNOWN in NYC, and now available for acquisition.

Ari Lankin in OBTRUSIV Magazine | “BE GRACIOUS”

August 20, 2013  |  Exhibition, In The News, video  |  No Comments

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Obtrusiv Magazine ran a video feature and interview about my current exhibition DESTINATION UNKOWN. They stopped by the gallery before the opening reception to ask me some questions and check out the works in person.

Follow the link below to read the interview and watch the video to hear some of my candid thoughts on painting.

OBTRUSIV | ARI LANKIN, “BE GRACIOUS”

After checking out the article, I suggest liking Obtrusiv on Facebook.  They are covering some very cool stuff in the art, music, and fashion industries.

 

DESTINATION UNKNOWN:

For acquisitions or a viewing appointment contact RL Fine Arts

Ari Lankin

Eureka, for Poe | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Pink Paradise | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Play | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas | SOLD

Ari Lankin

Euphoria | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas | SOLD

Ari Lankin

Brainstorm | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Intuitions | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Infinity (CMYK 2.0) | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

DESTINATION UNKNOWN – Solo Exhibition NYC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, NY  - RL Fine Arts is please to present an exhibition of new paintings by New York based artist Ari Lankin.

This is the artist’s second show with the gallery, and shows his evolving mastery of the medium of paint- ing. Working for the first time on larger canvases, these exciting paintings are testament to Lankin mov- ing his art and expression into new and dynamic areas, constantly pushing the limits of his technique and sense of composition to produce paintings full of joy and energy.

The cycle/series of these works is very much entwined with Lankin’s sense of spirituality. We move from the first cognition of space and the infinite beyond, through the gathering of energies into life form, the pulsing of physical matter and mental force, through to a culmination of spirit, dissolving and leading once again to infinity. It is an ambitious and thoughtful series that, for the artist, brings a varied expression that encapsulates his very personal and unique style, honoring the brilliance of abstract art that precedes him, but also approaches new territory. The works explode with energy and physicality, pathways and mindscapes for the viewer to commune with.

I find it fascinating that an image, specifically a painting, has the ability to stimulate many levels of the human psyche. The long history of painting has proven that the imagery and consideration of materials is as varied as the people who paint. This history offers a healthy challenge to me as a maker of objects and images. It is my passion to foster a better understanding of the world I live in through the medium of painting. – Ari Lankin

Ari Lankin has a great respect for art history and exploration of materials. He is known for several bodies of work exploring abstraction, conceptual ideas, and painting from observation. He worked at the Guggenheim for over seven years as an educator spending countless hours engaged with art objects and patrons. Not only a painter, he collaborates in a wide variety of media with individuals and brands. Some of his most notable col- laborations are designing a limited edition shoe for Adidas, assisting Tino Sehgal during his solo show at the Guggenheim, and recent painting commissions for a Fortune 500 company. Lankin lives in Manhattan where he has had his studio in East Harlem for the past seven years. He received his BFA with High Honors in Painting and Economics from Brandeis University.

Paintings:

Click this link to view thumbnails of all the paintings which you can easily select for a higher resolution view.

Ari Lankin

Awakening | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Sacred Place | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Elixir | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Passion Untamed | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Heliopause | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Festival | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Rendezvous | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Inner Light | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

New Moon (Eureka, for Poe) | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Pink Paradise | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Play | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Euphoria | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Brainstorm | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Intuitions | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

Ari Lankin

Infinity (CMYK 2.0) | 71 x 71 inches | acrylic on canvas

 

Contact RL Fine Arts for viewing and acquisition:

39 W. 19th St. #612, New York, NY

 

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Bodhi of Love | New Painting and Process Video

Bodhi of Love | New Painting and Process Video

June 12, 2013  |  New Painting, Painting, PROCESS, video  |  No Comments

A new painting and process video. I decided to forego the usual breakdown of the process and allow the image and the video to speak for itself.

Bodhi of Love | 48 x 60 inches | acrylic on canvas

Bodhi of Love | 48 x 60 inches | acrylic on canvas


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CMYK NYC | Process and Video |

CMYK NYC is the culmination of an energy that was building inside of me for a few weeks.  When I started this painting I was incredibly inspired to paint at this scale and ready to bridge together several ideas I’ve been working on.

For the process video I was lucky enough to work with multi-faceted grammy award winning artist Tony Black of Tony Black Productions & Orange Key.  He wrote, performed, and produced “if i told you” – (The Ari Mix), while referencing the process video for inspiration.  I feel this song intensifies the richness of the viewing experience by literally expressing a musical quality of the abstract painting.  Because he did such an amazing job I am going to let the music and the video do most of the talking.

Lets take a look…

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It starts with a white acrylic ground on cotton
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I was working a lot with pink and black leading up to this painting, so I started with them.

Turning the organic more geometric.

Back to organic, perhaps utilitarian.

The entire space has been commented on and all of the colors are now present, CMYK.

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Opening the space on the left, and closing it on the right.
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It’s getting lighter in color and atmosphere.
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Archetecture changes the way we live by altering our spatial awareness.
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I was considering this state the final piece.  It has the feeling of NYC, but it was too literal.
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By altering landscape references, I change the feeling of gravity.  The relationship of one form to another becomes more informative.

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CMYK NYC | 48 x 60 inches | acrylic on canvas | 2012.

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Everything is relative. The people, the images, and the architecture of NYC inspired this image.

Add Color to the Love of Your Life | Commission Opportunity

In celebration of the Burt’s Bees natural lip gloss launch featuring my paintings, I’m making available a limited run of custom portrait paintings.

Each painting is uniquely inspired by the subject.

You will get a loved one immortalized in a custom made painting accompanied by a creation video with original music by Minarets Music. I will work directly with you to create a work of art featuring a person, place, or pet that adds color to your life.  In return you and your family will receive an original painting, and cherish it for generations.

Before and after shots from the Burt’s Bees campaign:

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Amy

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Glamour | 44 x 34 inches | 2013

This painting I went in a Pop art direction creating a glamorous look.  Bold colors, glossy lips, and movie star eyeshadow.

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Kelsey

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Earth Woman | 44 x 34 inches | 2013

This painting was primarily inspired by the natural elements of the earth used in paints, and Burt’s Bees lip products. I was also thinking of the face as a map to a persons personality and more literally topographical maps.

Both paintings are now part of the Burt’s Bees collection.

The commission process is easy, and every step of the process is mapped out:

1. Contact me regarding availability and the size(s) you are interested in.

2. Send me an image of a loved one, a place, a person, a pet, or yourself. I will provide you with a proof and a statement of work.

3. We sign an agreement stating delivery date and total cost. Buyer pays 50% upon agreement, and 50% upon delivery.

3. You supply me with as little or as much supplemental information for guidance. For example: why you chose that photo, a particular memory of that person, or some of their favorite things/colors.

4. You will receive the painted portrait by agreed time.

5. As an added bonus you are very likely to have a process video created of your painting.

-If you get the total package you will receive a painting, an original song immortalizing your love, and a masterful video weaving everything together.

Below is an example of my process:

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Original image selected.

I was sent eight pictures to choose from.  I selected this one for the connective gaze and the sparkle in his eyes.

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Final Composition

I strip down the extra elements and determine a composition that is striking.  Afterwards I adjust the levels in each section of the image so all the details are crisp.

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I was inspired by his love for peek-a-boo, the sport motif on his shirt, and the blue in his eyes.  The colors are bright and include touches of gold paint.   He brings so much joy and light to everyone I kept the colors vibrant.  I used bold primary colors he is attracted to in real life, and they loosely refer to the Olympic colors.

Each painting is inspired by the image and any background information given.

Contact me to discuss size, price, and availability.

Watch the two process videos here: