Welcome to Intimate Art Adventures with Frau Kolb and the expanding Talkinggrid, a flexible creative circle of art minds and clever smarty pants. The circle is forming around focused art adventures that will blow your mind and excite in you a passion for living NOW.
Thank you for stopping by as you glide on the surface of this site. Talkinggrid welcomes you on an bona fide ART odyssey. Let's leave our baggage behind and begin exploring one ART WORLD after another until we find the one we LIKE. Outer/Inner creative space is a strange environment with many nebula and vaccums of black matter, white flares, the pink mysterious, spicy green gold comets flashing by and hardly any breathable air in a spacesccape of unchartable frontiers defined by newness. Now! Take off your clothes and put on your helmet! Get ready to BLAST OFF! Now, don't forget your stun gun. You will be in charge of security on this dangerous mission. I will lead the way butt, I expect YOU to have my back, in the artistic sense. In other words, Frau Kolb appreciates feed-back. Thank you.
Here you will find interviews with contemporary artists, art fair coverage, art chat, and other intimate alternative ART news relevant to people invested in civilization and staunch in the belief that aesthetics matter. An ardent interest in creating fine art and on feasting on the delights of civilized life: antiques (coming soon), environmental concern (implicit in our choices), the educational and spiritual benefits of travel, domestic discourse(s), and thrills of museum going.
Ships Ahoy with Frau Kolb and her luxurious understanding of being hip NOW! Her version of ART world is a paradise of living art NOW. Frau travels to chase down art adventure. She is a huntress for art knowledge and creative experience. Prowess for the art and craft of party and play propel this page. Share in the bounty of her keen eye and avid art enthusiasm. But don't be fooled into thinking that it is all fun and games. Frau Kolb is serious about ART. For this reason, she's devoted her life to the study of art and its history and present manifestations.
Contemporary artists vary in practice and purpose like stars differ in gaseous content and intensity. TALKINGGRID focuses on artists whose powerful work ignites reflection. To explore the mysterious drive, which prompts the talented individual to create portals into other (sometimes inner) worlds, new states, eternal dips into the abyss of possibilities, is our mission. Open. Ready. Fire!
Sign on, with Frau Kolb and her numerous friends, crew, and guests on an ongoing expedition into a plethora of art worlds. Our host, Frau Kolb, is famously spacey, light hearted, and unafraid of diving into the mysteries of contemporary art, as she explores the vast network of stars, mega-personalities, and blinking dwarfs, which make the vibrant international art community sparkle. Be invigorated by the bubbling stream of video visits with dazzling, interesting, and/or colorful creative individuals; sometimes celebrated, known, and unknown; artists at art fairs, in their studios, during exhibitions, happenings, performances, in galleries, at museums, parties big and small. You can count on Talkinggrid to keep searching for art-work which stops us in our tracks and demands COVERAGE!
"Going UP!" ©Frau Kolb Oct. 2012
Frau Kolb is an artist, primarily a painter, whose interest in art history (in which she has a B.A. from Columbia University 2001) and contemporary art have led her to focus on the dazzling work of her fellow audio, visual, and performing artists. In 2010, during her epic tango with breast cancer, the artist began performance painting in collaboration with musicians, after nearly a decade of producing abstract paintings; she became interested in time based mediums including art-noise performance. Frau Kolb made her first performance art video at Art Haus, a pop-up artists' collective led by, Topanga legend, artist James Mathers. She has participated in group exhibitions in Los Angels, Berkley UC Davis, and New York City beginning in 2010 and as recently as 2012. The alternative art-news web-site www.talkinggrid.com is her brainchild.
Her experience of awe over ART propels Frau Kolb to ACTION! Her mission is to document, to map the many art worlds, the multiplex of possibilities of that gallery exhibitions, art fairs, performances, happenings, museum exhibitions, art centers, and/or studio visits, offering to the interested an opportunity to dive in deep and explore the ways and habits of the contemporary artist, UP Close and casual, yet consistently interesting explorations of the approaches, strategies, motivations, which spark contemporary artists to ignite new torches, blaze past barriers, and find their path toward creative fulfillment. Frau Kolb’s focus is art NOW and those that devote their resources, skills, and time to making thinking and promoting creativity.
Don't forget when planning your art event: Frau Kolb is ever willing to embark on excursions into the infinite in search of first-hand accounts of methodological choices, material interests, and the idiosyncratic quirks which distinguish outstanding artists, from others, working now. So please keep the invitations coming.
Frau Kolb salutes YOU!
Publisher: Dr. H. C. Kolb
Founder, Editor, Artist in Charge: Frau Cari Kolb
- Most Favored Artist collaborator: Skip Snow.
- Special Guests: Ron Schira, Skip Snow, & performance artist, La Suzy!
Talkinggrid is OPEN for Business in 2013!
Digital videos by Frau Kolb with some editing and camera work by Dr. HC Kolb, other pieces auto-edited and shot by artist Frau Kolb.