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Hope Gangloff

July 22, 2010

I discovered Hope Gangloff‘s art a few months back and don’t know how I went this long without sharing some of them with you. Based out of New York, she works primarily with pen & ink, drawing images of friends or still lives from photographs she’s taken.

I was a studio art minor in college and went about creating my works of art in a similar fashion. I would use photographs of people that inspired me and then recreated the photographs as I saw them using oil pastels. The most frequent comments I received about my pieces were that I made my subjects appear isolated and alone, uncomfortable in front of the lens. Hope Gangloff’s works have the complete opposite effect for me. To me, her drawings are very encompassing; it’s almost as if we, the viewer, are in the drawing as well and at times it feels almost as if I may know the subjects of her drawings just by the way she portrays them.

I love it when connections like this can be made between a work of art and its viewer. To me there’s nothing like immersing yourself in an Edward Hopper painting only to walk away feeling completely alone and abandoned or meandering through a Monet exhibit feeling as if you could dive right in to one of his water lily paintings. Hope Gangloff’s drawings emanate a similar sense of inclusion – I feel very much a part of her work.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2010 7:03 pm

    These are fantastic! I’m so excited to take art appreciation this fall. I love art, but I don’t know much about it, unfortunately.

  2. July 23, 2010 1:05 pm

    Wow, these are so amazing! My fav is of the man holding his hair while lighting a cigarette… I guess it’s just really cute to see a guy hold back his hair :3 haha

    Aya of Strawberry Koi

  3. August 29, 2010 5:27 pm

    love these!! beautiful work!


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