Artist of the moment……..Dorothea Rockburne

 

 

Dorothea Rockburne is a Canadian painter renown for her abstract style. Dorothea Rockburne was born in Monteal, Quebec, Canada in the year 1932.

In 1950 Rockburne relocated to the United States where she studied art at Black Mountain College located in North Carolina. In the United States she also would go on to meet a mathematician who greatly influenced her ideas of design, Max Dehn. Rockburne also studied under artists Philip Guston and Franz Kline.

Below we check out a great clip from the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City to view a work of art that draws itself!:

In addition to mathematics Rockburne finds inspiration for her work in the field of astronomy.

The artist relocated to New York City in 1955.

Rockburne is member of the National Academy of Design.

Below we catch up with our fellow art enthusiast James Kalm and view a show featuring Dorothea Rockburne. Rockburne’s work is featured at the one minute mark in the clip:

The artist is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Price range information: The artist works as a printmaker and painter with prices ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.

Two other artist’s who have done works influenced by space and astronomy are Fred Tomaselli and Vija Clemins. All three artists do a great job at using smaller geometric shapes to create larger abstract works.

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Artist of the moment…..Jeremy Deprez

 

 

Jeremy Deprez is an American artist renown for his blend of abstract and Op Art style. Jeremy Deprez was born in Portland, Maine in the year 1983.

Deprez attended the University of Houston, Texas where he earned an M.F.A.

Below a brief interview with Jeremy Deprez:

For some of his abstract works the artist becomes a realist painter! The paintings are representations of children’s artificial clay, like the brand Play-doh, that the artist lumped together.

Deprez is now based out of Houston, Texas.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Expect great things to come from this artist who in 2015 had his first solo exhibition in New York City. The artist has a great use of color. The abstract shapes in his work are also very interesting.

The idea of painting a ball of clay is very unique!

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Artist of the moment……David Boxley

 

 

David Boxley is a Amerian First Nations carver representing the Tsimshian. David Boxley was born in Alaska in the year 1952. Boxley has produced prints but is more known for his wall panels, rattles, masks, and talking sticks.

Boxley was raised by his grandparents. The artist attended Seattle Pacific University where he earned a degree in science. After his college career Boxley became a teacher and basketball coach spending time in the state of Washington and his home state of Alaska.

Boxley became serious about art in 1979. At this time he began to study his First Nations artistic roots. In 1986 he decided to quit teaching and became a full time professional artist.

During the 1990 Goodwill Games Boxley was commissioned to create work that showed a peaceful relationship between Russia and United States.

Below a brief interview with David Boxley:

The artist is now based out of Metlakatla, Alaska.

Below a link to the website of the artist. ( A great website with many pictures!):

http://www.davidboxley.com/

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Boxley is part of many prestigious collections of countries all around the world. In this clip we view a totem pole that can be found at the National Museum of the American Indian located in Washington D.C.:

Boxley has a sense of classic First Nations design blended with a modernist use of color. If you ever have the chance to see First Nation’s art, in particular the masks, the color of these masks are remarkable.

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Artist of the moment……..Street artist and illustrator Paige Smith

 

 

Paige Smith is an American graphic designer and street artist. Her street art installations are sculptures made of resin and paper. Her first big project was to install these pieces all over the city of Los Angeles, California.

As a graphic designer the artist has been very successful working with international brands including PayPal, MTV, and Cisco.

With the help of a partner Smith recently launched a fashion line. The duo produce leather handbags that can switch from a backpack to a handbag.

Below a brief interview with the artist talking about what inspires her:

Some places to find her installations include old and worn buildings and phone booths.

Below a link to the website of Smith. Here you can see more of her street art installations:

http://acommonname.com/street-art-project/

Paige Smith is a diversified artist and designer. Her small sculptures are wonderful as they remind me of being a child and being exposed to the wonderful shapes and colors found when you sliced open a rock such as quartz.

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Artist of the moment………Street Artist CBLOXX

 

 

CBLOXX is a British female street artist working in a Surrealist style, often with the face and figure. The government name of Cbloxx is Joy Gilleard.

Below we view CBLOXX at work on a mural:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.cbloxx.com/

The artist is based out of Manchester, England.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist enjoys works in many layers of many different mediums including drawing, painting, spraypaint, and markers.

In this clip we view the artist at work on one of her largest ever murals:

Cbloxx shows a wonderful compassion for her subject matter. Cbloxx has worked with troubled youth in her past. This helps her in the portrayal of emotions of her characters.

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Artist of the moment………..Luis Seven Martin

 

Luis Seven Martins is a Brazilian street artist renown for his spectacular images of birds.  The artist also goes by the name of LM7.

LM7 was born in São Paulo, Brazil in the year 1988.The artist has been working with street art and graffiti since he was thirteen years of age.

Most works are a mix of spray paint and acrylics.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

https://www.facebook.com/Streetart.L7m

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip a great selection of works by Luis Seven Martins:

LM7’s style can be described as John James Audubon with a modernist touch. LM7’s art is a wonderful blend of abstraction and color that show birds in constant motion. Another artist working with the same subject matter in a similar style is the painter Frank Gonzales.

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Artist of the moment…….Photographer Ralph Gibson

 

 

Ralph Gibson is an American photographer. Gibson is renown for his work with the figure and use of shadows. Ralph Gibson was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1939.

Gibson served in the United States military. Gibson would go on to study photography at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Below a brief interview with Ralph Gibson:

Gibson uses the Leica brand camera.

Below a link to the artist’s website:

http://www.ralphgibson.com/

The artist is part of the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum and Museum of Modern Art.

Gibson has won many awards for his work including fellowships from the Guggenheim and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gibson also created his own publishing company and has published many books of his photography work.

In this clip a brief montage of works by Ralph Gibson:

Price range information: Most works priced between $1,000 and $10,000.

Gibson has a remarkable sense of design when it comes to seeing the abstract shapes and cast shadows of the female form. Another photographer who has uses the female form for subject matter is Ruth Bernhard.

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Artist of the moment……Alison Watt

 

Alison Watt is a British painter from Scotland renown for her works with the figure and fabric. Alison Watt was born in Greenock, Scotland in the year 1965.

Watt attended college at the Glasgow School of Art.

The artist concentrated on painting the figure until a show in 1997 when she exhibited her fabric paintings for the first time.

In this clip a brief interview and retrospective of works by Alison Watt:

Watt is now based out of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Price range information: Watt paints mainly in oils and works range from $25,000 to $150,000. Watt also produces prints, but no pricing schedule available for prints.

Below we take a look at Watt when she was preparing for show at London’s famous National Gallery of Art:

Watt’s paintings of fabric are amazing. My favorite works in this series are paintings of fabric that represent real life subjects, such as flowers. My favorite painting of Watt is titled “rosebud.” A painting that shows a piece of white cloth with folds similar to what one sees when looking at a real rose.

If you enjoy looking at many abstract shapes of cloth, be sure and check out my post on Daniel Adel. Adel has also created a series of paintings of white cloths on dark backgrounds.

 

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Artist of the moment……….Seema Kohli

 

 

Seema Kohli is a contemporary Indian painter renown for her work with the face and figure. Seema Kohli was born in the year 1960.

The artist attended college in New Delhi, India at South Delhi Polytech and Delhi University.

Kohli’s work deals with the thoughts and dreams of women.

Below a brief clip about the life of Seema Kohli:

Kohli enjoys working with mixed mediums and many works include gold and silver leaf.

The artist is based out of New Delhi, India.

In this clip we visit the artist’s studio and watch her in action:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Kohli has a wonderful sense of design and use of color. What is most impressive about her work is what she leaves out. Without spending time on details like the face, the viewer is left to imagine what the character looks like. I find her work very spiritual.

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Artist of the moment…….Horace Pippin

 

 

Horace Pippin was an African- American artist who worked with the figure. Pippin was self taught and often created images that included slavery, racism, and prejudice.

Horace Pippin was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania in the year 1888. The artist served in World War 1 and after being shot by a sniper lost the use of his right arm. He took up painting to rebuild strength in his right arm.

Pippin created notebooks showing sketches he did whilst on the battlefield. In this clip we view some of Pippin’s artwork made during World War One:

As a young child the Pippin won his first box of crayons by winning a contest that was sponsored by an art supply company.

Below a wonderful montage of works by Pippin:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Horace Pippin passed away in 1946 at the age of 58 years of age.

Pippin is included in prominent collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Pippin was an excellent story teller. His works of interior scenes and landscapes remind me of the self taught American artist Grandma Moses.

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