Artist of the moment……Phil Frost




Phil Frost is a contemporary American artist. The artist works with subjects and designs representing the urban culture of America. The artist enjoys working with the face and paints it in a way that incorporates tribalism and masks.

Frost is a self taught artist who began writing on walls and making graffiti.

In many works Frost includes a totem pole.

Below we visit a show that features Barry McGee, already covered on my other website, and Phil Frost. Frost’s work is shown at the 1:10 part of the clip:

His creative process includes beginning with a black and white image, and then layering colorful found images on top.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $125,000. Frost works in oils, acrylics, collage, pen and ink, and enamel with many works containing a mixture of these mediums.

We close by visiting another show featuring the work of Phil Frost:





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Artists of the moment………The Hautman Brothers

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Three brothers from Minnesota won the first, second, and third places in the United States Federal Duck Stamp competition. The artists don’t receive any cash prizes, but make money from selling prints of the stamps. The brothers are very successful as a businessman as their works appears on many decorative items found around the house including towels, blankets, and curtains.

Below is the first place painting of the 2015 Duck Stamp competition by Joseph Hautman.



The trio has won the Federal Duck Stamp competition a total of ten times.

In this clip a brief look at some works by the trio:

Below a link to the website featuring Duck Stamp works. As a group their art has appeared on more than 50 stamps!

The brothers work with acrylic paint.

Below the second place finisher in the 2015 Duck Stamp competition, Robert Hautman.



Price range information: Prints of the winning artwork can be found for $250.

What a great family of artists! Its great to see artists doing well as businessman, but also helping to raise money for waterfowl conservation.

And to close the third place finisher in the annual competition, James Hautman.




Artists of the moment………Street Artists Husband and Wife Dabs and Myla




Dabs and Myla are one of few husband and wife street artist teams. The couple grew up in Australia, both spent much time living in Melbourne.

In this clip we short bio on the couple:

Dabs and Myla are now based out of Los Angeles, California after relocating to the city in 2009.

Here we check out a mural painted by the duo for Christmas:

Below a link to the website of the duo:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Recently the couple was chosen to design the logo for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards Logo.

Whats great about this duo is that they have loads of fun when they create! One can’t help but smile at some of their cartoon compositions.




Artist of the moment……Mehdi Ghadyanloo




Mehdi Ghadyanloo is an contemporary Iranian street artist renown his Op Art style. Mehdi Ghadyanloo was born in Karaj, Iran in the year 1981.

Ghadyanloo worked as a farmer before attending college at the University of Tehran where he studied painting. The artist went on to earn a masters degree in animation from Tarbiat Modares University.

Below a wonderful montage of works by the artist including many before and after shots of his painting surface:

Over his career Ghadyanloo has painted more than 100 murals around Tehran. The artist uses street art to make his city beautiful. He adds color to the grays of everyday life. In this clip we view many of the artist’s mural works:

The artist had his first solo exhibition in London, England in 2015.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Ghadyanloo has a wonderful sense of design. The artist uses a great mix of organic and geometric shapes that really make his work grab the viewer’s eye.



Artist of the moment……..Lady Aiko



Lady Aiko is an internationally renown street artist from Japan. Lady Aiko was born in Tokyo, Japan. The artist attended college at Tokyo Zokei University where she studied filmmaking and graphics design. Lady Aiko went on to earn an M.F.A. from the New School located in New York City.

After college the artist worked with Japan’s version of Andy Warhol, Takashi Murikami.

The artist has also worked with the street legend Banksy, taking pictures of the artist whilst Banksy made unauthorized installations at the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City. She has also worked with the group F.A.I.LE.

Below we check out a show by Aiko that took place at the Standard Hotel located in Los Angeles, California:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a great interview with Lady Aiko plus a studio visit!:

Although the artist Banksy calls street art a movement featuring few females some other great female street artists include Faith 47, Swoon, Maya Hayuk, and Miss Van.


Artist of the moment…….Sheng Qi




Sheng Qi is a modern contemporary artist renown for his work with political activism and figure. Sheng Qi was born in Anhui Province in the year 1965. Sheng Qi is a painter, performance artist, and photographer.

Sheng Qi had a fantastic collegiate career studying in some of the world’s best institutions for art. Qi attended the Central Academy of Art and Design located in Beijing. Qi also lived and work in Italy for a few years before earning a M.F.A. from the Central Saint Martin’s Academy of Art and Design located in London, England.

In this clip we view Sheng Qi’s first solo exhibition in London, England:

Qi’s often paints with acrylics on canvas.

Price range information: Most works priced between $5,000 and $40,000.

The artist is now based out of Beijing, China.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

Sheng Qi has a wonderful sense of design. The aspect of his artwork that I enjoy the most is his brush strokes.


Artist of the moment…..Cody Hooper




Cody Hooper is a fantastic American abstract artist. Cody Hooper was born in Perrytown, Texas in the year 1978.

Hooper studied with watercolorist Barbara Hughes for many years. With Hughes he learned the basics of watercolor, design, and how to get different textures on his painting surfaces.

Below we view a work by Cody Hooper up close. Its important to see his works up close as he creates varying amounts of surface texture:

During the past few years Hooper has become an abstract painter. The artist is always looking to other forms of art for inspiration.

Hooper is based out of Sante Fe, New Mexico.

Price range information: Sorry none available.


Artist of the moment……David Simpson



David Simpson is an American abstract painter. David Simpson was born in Pasadena, California in the year 1928. Simpson attended the California School of Fine Art. (The school is now called the San Francisco Art Institute.) Simpson went on to earn a M.F.A. from San Francisco State College.

The artist taught at the collegiate level at the University of California Berkeley.

Simpson is now based out of Berkley, California.

Below an interview with David Simpson talking about a solo exhibition given at the University of Wyoming Art Museum:

The artist has exhibited his work at the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Simpson sometimes uses acrylics and metallic based paints which gives a wonderful shimmering effect of light in his work.

Price range information: Sorry none available.


Artist of the moment……..Tomory Dodge



Tomory Dodge is an American painter renown for his very large abstract paintings. Tomory Dodge was born in Denver, Colorado in the year 1974.

Dodge attended the Rhode Island School of Design located in Providence, Rhode Island earning a B.F.A in painting. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts located in Valencia, California.

In this clip a short lecture giving by Tomory Dodge at the Otis College located in Los Angeles, California:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Dodge was given a grant as an M.F.A. student from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Below a brief interview with the artist from 2014:

Dodge is now based out of Los Angeles, California.

Tomory Dodge has created a wonderful and more abstract style in his later works. His later works with their bold and thick paint might appear as if the just created them spontaneously, but most of his large scale works takes months of painting to complete.



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