"Ms. Schmidt has been described as the little sister of the rebellious downtown art scene, fathered by self-indulgent bad boys like Ryan McGinley, the late Dash Snow and Dan Colen. Ms. Schmidt indeed makes loose references to those artists’ masculine work, like Mr. Snow’s semen-covered news clipping and Mr. Colen’s graffiti-sprayed phallic boulders. 'I kind of wanted to use some of their methods but make it girly,' said Ms. Schmidt, sitting cross-legged on her bed, in thermal long johns, a navy sweatshirt and wool socks. Instead of covering a canvas in semen, she draws the male anatomy in pastel tones, sprouting delicate flowers. 'The act isn’t violent, but very loving,' she said." — "Raw Energy, With a Girly Side," The New York Times
Despite the current events like, I don't know, New York Fashion Week, I've been spending quite a lot of time on the Internet and looking for art works. Because I'm
an art major, obviously incredibly intelligent and like to impress you all with my smartness. I had recently stumbled upon(why do they say that, anyway? It's not like you literally trip over something on the Internet) the work of Aurel Schmidt, whose work I had first came across while reading the November issue of Vogue with Rooney Mara on the cover.
I love how her style cannot exactly be categorize into, well, anything. It's minimalistic and a mixture of everything, while managing to be one of a kind. Egh, if I can be half an artist like Schmidt when I grow up I can die a happy duck. Or unicorn.
The juxtaposition between the different shades is just perfect without overly in-your-face, my creys.
The shape of the vase compliments the curves of the flower like a skin-tight Herve Leger dress.
I love how the exaggerated size of the rose doesn't look overdone, and instead finished tastefully.