Hatheway Curatorial is pleased to present “Exploding Tattoos,” a collaboration between artists Anna Stump and Ted Meyer, in which the duo paint and document their art performances which expand large, single-image tattoos beyond the confines of the bearers’ bodies thereby blurring the lines of personal perception and universal observation. This series of performances is spurred by the artists’ interest in the intersection of personal expression, art consumerism, traditional/tribal imagery and popular culture.
In response to the body-art of their chosen model, Stump and Meyer design a 9’ x 8’ painting to surround the subject, photographing the process at each stage of creation. The work exists as a performance between painter, photographer, and model. Each performance is executed, start to finish, in three hours.
Living the Dream
For me, being an artist is more than painting alone in my studio. I am inspired by other artists, off-beat adventures and spectacle. I curate exhibitions, collaborate on large public art installations, am an occasional color consultant and interior designer and sometimes I sculpt. I seem to do a lot of writing, but that's just business. I live an art-filled life. Thanks for coming along for the ride.