Dana Louise Kirkpatrick
Los Angeles based artist Dana Louise Kirkpatrick and her artwork caught my eye not too long ago and has captivated it since. Kirkpatrick's art is peppered with references to music, pop culture, sex, artists like Warhol and Basquiat, but also sports. Especially boxing.
With these painting it is said she seeks to heroize and sanctify marginalized, voiceless members of society. Showing the darker side of human nature. Through confident linework, strenghtfull brushstrokes, with written words, in black, white and primary colours. But while her content is fraught with antagonism, there is almost always an underlying humor – that turns her grim subject matter into wry, sardonic commentary. Kirkpatrick seeks to establish an intimate connection with the viewer while engaging them in an unrestricted exploration of universal emotions.
Shown here are some of her paintings depicting boxers. There is one work of Ali, but the others are more storytelling boxing paintings for you to discover yourself. Her works sell out almost everytime she does a show, so if you want a real one be quick! In the meantime just enjoy her pure artistry here and for more on the artist and her work click here!