are external sites for those who relate to the Stuckist/Remodernist
movement in Los Angeles, the U.S. and across the globe.
If you reside in L.A. and are in general agreement with
the Stuckist project, we'd be especially interested in placing
your website on our list of links. Artists
living across the U.S. are also encouraged to submit urls.
in Los Angeles and the U.S.
Stuck, But Close
in Los Angeles and the U.S.
Stuckists - Associates - Fellow
Grew up in Greenwich Village, New York, but currently
lives and works in Los Angeles, California, where she
maintains a studio in the NoHo arts district of North
Hollywood. Scarpitta is a figurative realist with a
sharp eye for social commentary.
A full time painter, Schaefer also teaches at the Art
Center of Design in Pasadena, California. His works
reflect the Southern California experience while revealing
a solid grounding in the traditions of the old masters.
painted a large scale work he calls, American
Fundamentalists: Christ's Entry into Washington in 2008.
It is a brilliant updated version of Belgian Expressionist
painter, James Ensor's, Christ's Entry in Brussels
in 1889 (now in the permanent collection of L.A.'s
Museum.) Pelletier's painting is a rogue's gallery
of rightists in U.S. government, media, high finance,
and religion. Pictured at left is a detail from Pelletier's
work, a portrait of the neo-conservative commentator,
Oil painting since 1984, Jenkins initially found inspiration
in the works of painters like Klimpt, Schiele and Dix.
She "loves the human figure" and feels "an urgency to
paint it at all times." She also works with the medium
outside of Los Angeles. The beginnings in the U.S. of what
we hope will be a movement that challenges itself and continually
raises the bar for others.
New York City.
St. Louis Missouri.
San Diego, California.
Long Beach, California.
Austin, Texas. - Yes, even here.
on Stuckism in America: Stuckism began in London
in 1999 to promote figurative painting and oppose conceptual
art - but the idea has obviously spread.
following links will help explain the basic tenets of the
on Stuckism: An excellent primer on the movement
and its origins. While correct in noting the movement was
founded in the UK, it can no longer be said that Stuckism
is "a British art movement," no more than it can be said
Impressionism is a French art movement.
on Remodernism: Another primer that explains
the concept of Remodernism - the fundamental idea behind
Stuckism. "An attempt to introduce a period of new
spirituality into art, culture and society to replace Postmodernism.
Its premise is that the potential of the Modernist vision
has not been fulfilled, that its development has been in
the wrong direction and that this vision needs to be reclaimed."
International: The original London Stuckist website.
"Radical international art movement for new figurative
painting with ideas. Anti the pretensions of conceptual
Paintings: A gallery of paintings from international
artists associated with the Stuckist school. Hosted on the
original London Stuckist website.
Stuck, But Close
to fellow travellers and associates in Los Angeles.
Conservatory of Los Angeles: The great tradition
of figurative realist/narrative art can be found on walls
all across the city of Los Angeles. Traceable to the Mexican
Muralists of the 1930's and their insistence on an art that
addressed itself directly to the people, LA's world famous
murals reflect the multicultural nature of the city while
promoting painting as a relevant art form.
The Social and Public Art Resource Center: Located
in Venice, California. Keeper of the flame for public art
projects that focus on figurative realist murals. Definitely
bordering on being Stuck - with an emphasis on L.A. multiculturalism.
spiritual advisors and visionaries who have inspired the
Kahlo: Much has been said about Kahlo - but she's
never been called a Stuckista. While she was courted by
the Surrealists, who wished to recruit her, she famously
said; "I'm not a Surrealist. I never painted
dreams. I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is
that I paint because I need to." Which seems to us a very
Stuckist attitude. Kahlo's visage as well as reproductions
of her paintings are ubiquitous here in L.A., and to millions
of people she remains a primary example of a dedicated painter
- for that alone she deserves the title of Honorary Stuckista.
Katz: That we would extend the title of Honorary
Stuckist to Alex Katz may surprise some, but after reading
the following quote from fellow American painter, Chuck
Close, we thought it only fitting. "Alex Katz is a hero
of mine because in my opinion he makes truly modernist,
intelligent and forward-looking portraiture. And we agree
on the question of why anybody would make a portrait painting
at this stage in the history of art. I don't think either
of us are interested in breathing new life into 19th-century
notions of portraiture. I think we're interested in making
paintings. The paintings happen to be portraits. First and
foremost we're both making paintings; that's the most important
Teraoka: The paintings of Teraoka explore our
current realities - media overload, globalization, gender
politics, AIDS, terrorism, the clash of cultures, and much
more. He does so utilizing the traditional icons and aesthetics
of Japanese woodblock prints, updating the look and mixing
images to produce thoroughly remodernist paintings. An Honorary
Stuckist par excellence!
Munch: Everyone is familiar with Munch's 1893
painting, The Cry. It is the quintessential image
expressing the alienation so common in the modern world.
That the painting still has such powerful resonance today,
and that overall Munch's paintings continue to hold people
spellbound, is enough to award him the title of Honorary
good year for remodernism - for having the gall to suggest
that artists can have souls."
- Alex Kapranos of the rock band, Franz Ferdinand.