A Day with Kirsten Valentine
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Hi everyone! I’m @kirstenvalentine and I am delighted to takeover #theotherartfair feed today – just a month before the Fair opens in Chicago! I am a figurative painter and today I’ll give you a look around my studio and at my working process. #toaftakeover #otherartfairchicago #artstudio #wippainting #kirstenvalentine #chicago #chicagoartist #takeover #art #contemporaryart #paintings
With the Fair less than a month away a lot of my focus is on which pieces to display. I work from found photography and I have stacks of old yearbooks and photos. Recently I’ve found more and more vernacular photography online. @kirstenvalentine #toaftakeover #painting #art #artstudio #chicagoartist #contemporaryart
This takeover has been a lot of fun! I will leave you with a series of progress shots. This painting is still far from done but if you swipe through you can get an idea of how I develop my larger paintings. I love drips and I paint out half of what I paint. It’s a very messy and precarious process. Thanks for all your likes and follows today. The Other Art Fair debuts in Chicago September 27-30 at @manacontemporary I hope to see you there and if you want to see more of my work before then you can find me @kirstenvalentine #toaftakeover #theotherartfairchi #chicago #chicagoartist #contemporaryart #painting #wippainting #art
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Follow Kirsten Valentine on Instagram at @kirstenvalentine