Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Schuyler Huber - Mixed Media

 Schuyler Huber
Schuyler Huber
Minneapolis, MN
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Twitter - @schuyber
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I am currently working on a body of work that incorporates structures into my paintings, which have been confined to a primarily abstract realm up until quite recently.  I wanted to challenge myself and go outside that comfort zone so I began using realistic objects to add a more tangible element. In previous works I had been using perspective to enhance the sense of space, so adding buildings and houses went hand in hand with ideas I was familiar with and I believe my paintings are stronger as a result.

How is your new work different?
I originally took an interest in art through comic books. There was something very rigid about the medium and I eventually began working on a larger scale in both drawing and painting. 

Best advice given to you?
Know when the work is complete. Its easy to overwork a piece, especially when fussing with details in perspective and proportion. From my experience, sometimes leaving things looking unfinished adds a great deal and can inform the process.

How do you sell and promote yourself?
Mostly through exhibitions and word of mouth. I have gotten some commissions in this way.
It is helpful to be well versed in media and styles to help fully realize a clients idea.
Maintaining a strong social media presence always help to get your work out there.
What local artists do you like?

Allegra Lockstadt -
What galleries do you like locally?
The MIA, the Weisman Art Museum, Intermedia Arts, Light Grey Art Lab, Gamut Gallery, Burnet Gallery

Where do you go online to learn find art?
I'm always checking MN Artists and Springboard for the Arts for local art calls and opportunities.

What events do you have to promote at this time?
I will have a couple paintings up at the Southern Theater starting the week of Oct. 22nd for the Twin Cities Horror Festival.

Image dimensions - 
Huber.Schuyler1.jpg 46" x 26" Mixed media on canvas 2014

Huber.Schuyler2.jpg 35"x 35" Acrylic on canvas, work in progress, 2015

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