Artist. Thinker. Radical Seeker.
  • Last week for “The Object of an Act of Thought” at Bert Green Fine Art.

    Photos by Nathan Keay

    August 19 – 58 Notes
    #Man Bartlett
    #Case Study
    #Circle Drawing
    #Blue Chip Art
    #Art
  • Got a private tour of the Jeff Koons show last. Thanks, Whitney Museum!

    August 6 – 111 Notes
    #jeff koons
    #whitney museum
    #ball
    #art
  • In Chicago this weekend? Join me on Saturday at Bert Green Fine Art for an opening of recent work, including this gal (20140123, ink on paper, 5”x7” 2014)! 

    July 7 – 45 Notes
    #Man Bartlett
    #circle drawing
    #drawing
    #art
    #Bert Green Fine Art
    #Chicago
  • 20140702 
    ink on paper 
    5”x7”
    2014

    July 3 – 35 Notes
    #pointpiece
    #drawing
    #art
  • NEW COLLECTION POSTURE 
    inkjet transfer on archival paper 
    11”x14” 
    diptych, unique edition of 1 
    2014 

    (All the codenames released as a result of the Snowden docs, as of 5/13/2014)

  • I was interviewed recently for POSTmatter about my art, thoughts on money, and social media.

    Click the image or link above to watch…

    June 27 – 7 Notes
    #Man Bartlett
    #POSTmatter
    #Art
    #Social Media
    #Money
  • New circle drawing in progress + detail for a show this summer at Bert Green Fine Art in Chicago.

    More details forthcoming but the show is going to have a bunch of new and recent drawings, collages and video and will be titled “State of Man” because that’s what it will be: A mini retrospective, and a laying to rest for some bodies of work.

    May 21 – 69 Notes
    #drawing
    #circle drawing
    #art
  • Begin again…

    May 6 – 41 Notes
    #circle drawing
    #art
    #drawing
  • In 2012 I was commissioned to make a large “circle drawing.” (See this tweet). For various reasons it took a while to complete, not least of which being it consists of thousands of really tiny circles. But, I finally finished it the other day. Sweet!

    I had decided from the beginning to do a time lapse of the process: a photo every four hours no matter what was or wasn’t happening in the studio. What you’re seeing is the result of that. It was shot using an old Brinno device. Sorry for the blackness flashy epilepsy-inducingness; those are the photos from the middle of the night.

    To see detailed images of the drawing check out this post.

    Music by Dr. Dog

    May 2 – 25 Notes
    #circle drawing
    #time lapse
    #art
  • temporary island

    April 16 – 39 Notes
    #circle drawing
    #art
    #drawing
  • every circle is a universe

    April 9 – 122 Notes
    #circle drawing
    #detail
    #art
    #drawing
  • details: circles in progress (2012-????)

    April 8 – 83 Notes
    #Man Bartlett
    #circle drawing
    #art
    #drawing
  • Louise Barry, America’s Wonderlands 10, 2012 on Paddle8 for Artist’s Alliance’s Benefit for the LES Studio Program.

    Full disclosure, the co-director is my wife, but even if she weren’t, this piece is still cool, and the organization is totally worth supporting!

    https://paddle8.com/work/louise-barry/30011-americas-wonderlands-10

    April 8 – 11 Notes
    #Artists Alliance
    #Cuchifritos
    #Cuchifritos Gallery
    #LES Studio Program
    #Jodi Waynberg
    #Louise Barry
    #Art
    #Benefit
    #Paddle8