Inspiration of the day-Now Be Here: Aline Mare

22 Sep

Now Be Here: Aline Mare #408

Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!

Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Aline Mare

Cryst-aline Series 2016-17

From Aline Mare:

Artist Statement

The most recent images use the process of digital scanning as a contemporary interpretation of the 19th-century photographic process of cliché verre, literally a Greek phrase meaning “glass picture”. It refers to the process of etching an image onto a piece of smoked glass and exposing that image to a light source. I find it extremely fitting that cliché verre was one of the earliest forms of reproducing images before the birth of the camera, a kind of fusion of painting and early photography.

I am experimenting with integrating hand drawn transparent backgrounds on acetate with scanned elemental and natural objects. I have painted and scraped away the opaque surface, manipulating the façade with scratches and spills. Using the illumination of the scanning machine as an original light source, I find myself drawn to the clarity of the physical scan as the object and the effected transparency interact in the limited depth of field that the scanner creates.

Aline Mare

I Will Be, 1999

MOAH Museum of Art and History

Noysky Projects

hale Arts Space


Walter Maciel Gallery

Art and Cake

Jill Joy Gallery



Julie Rico Gallery

WEAD Women Eco Artists Dialog

Waterfront Series 2013

Davis Orton Gallery

Diversions LA


AJU American Jewish University

Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex

James Fuentes Gallery

Contemporary Art Daily

We Choose Art


Groundspace Project

Inventivity- The Act

Cryst-aline 2016-17

Green Galactic

sfac San Francisco Arts Commission

Art Business

Bedford Gallery

Woman Made Gallery

Artist, Art, & Story

Vision LA Fest

The Trevor Project

Microscope Gallery

tilt gallery

Pasadena Art Show

photo credit: Kristine Schomaker

LACP Los Angeles Center of Photography

Headlands Center for the Arts

Flowers for Strangers

The Film Makers’ Cooperative


Experimental Cinema

Art Center News

LA Times


The Stranger

Artful Amphora

Desert Series 2017

Saatchi Art

BAMPFA University of Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Google books

Google books

vas visual art source

Art Animal Magazine

Paddle 8

amazon- self/cell book



*Current Exhibition- All Media 2017 at the Irvine Fine Arts Center through October 28, 2017

Waterfront Series 2013

Now Be Here NY Times

Now Be Here LA Times

Now Be Here Huffington Post

Now Be Here KCET

Now Be Here Art and Cake

Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point

Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson

*The idea for the amazing Now Be Here event came from the brilliant mind of artist Kim Schoenstadt.

*Aline Mare –  Now Be Here LA artist #408

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