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Yesterday I blogged about the creative sketchbooks of Harold Hollingsworth, and today I’d like to take a closer look at his paintings and studio. Hollingsworth is based in Seattle, Washington and has exhibited works in Berlin, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Portland, and (of course) Seattle. Above you can see his painting Double Rocker (my favorite!) in his studio. I love the graphic nature of his mixed media paintings. Many remind me of the layered wheat-pasted posters that cover barricades around NYC. I also like that his work appears very typographic in appearance to my graphic design eyes. If you enjoy Hollingsworth’s work like I do, follow him on Twitter, Tumblr, check his blog, and see what he’s up to on Flickr.

So many options, get into it!

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problem with 5 – oil on canvas – 36”x48” – 2011 (above)

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jägerklause – mixed media on canvas – 30″x40″ – 2012 (above)

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winter loops – oil on canvas – 72″x40″ (above)

Harold Hollingsworth - Kisses - painting

hugs[x] – mixed media on canvas – 48″x60″ – 2011

Harold Hollingsworth - Hugs - painting

hugs[o] , mixed media on canvas – 48″x60″ – 2011

And now let’s take a peak into his studio! (below)

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Harold Hollingsworth, Double Rocker, 2012,
acrylic, oil and charcoal on canvas, 60 x 48 in.

I love how everything is connected on the internet  …  Today I stumbled across the A-MAZING sketchbooks of Harold Hollingsworth on Flickr and paused because they reminded me of  sketchbooks I created during my summer in Copenhagen. Weeks, maybe even months earlier, I found the image above on Tumblr and thought it was a wheat paste  poster, or a piece of found typography, but I had no idea where it came from, or who created it. Turns out it is by Hollingsworth! After I discovered his sketchbooks and began searching for information to write this post, I found his blog and tumblr. One thing lead to another, and I finally found who created the work of art I liked so much. I love what that happens! Today I’m sharing pages from his sketchbooks, and tomorrow I’ll share some of Hollingsworth’s mixed-media paintings. In the sketchbooks, I love how each page is more a “composition” rather than a “sketchbook”. Each page or spread is like a work of art. Experimental, gestural and full of energy. How great are these?

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