Artist of the moment……..Jeaze Oner

 

 

Jeaze Oner is an French street artist renown for his work with the face and figure. Jeaze Oner was born in the year 1985. He began to experiment with street art when he was fourteen years of age.

The artist is based out of Montpelier, France.

Below a link to the Tumbler page featuring many works by Jeaze Oner:

https://www.tumblr.com/search/artist:jeaze%20oner

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a time lapse clip of Jeaze Oner at work on a very creative piece. On some occasions the artist uses an object already in place in his art, giving his work a three dimensional feel. This is a great example of one these works:

In this clip another great three dimensional piece by Jeaze Oner, the creation of the first work in the picture gallery:

What a very innovative artist!

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Artist of the moment………Qavavau Manumie

 

Qavavau Manumie is a contemporary Inuit artist renown for his drawings of animals and people. Qavavau Manumie was born in Brandon, Manitoba in the year 1958.

The artist is now based out of Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada.

His first solo exhibition took place in 2008. In this clip we view a show featuring Manumie that took place in 2012:

Manumie was one of the featured artist in the 2015 Cape Dorset print calendar.

Below a great interview with the artist:

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I enjoy the Pop art aspect of Manumie’s art. Though he works with traditional Inuit motifs, the artist also pays homage to modern items such as stiletto high heeled shoes. From a design aspect, his work is similar in composition to Kenjuak Ashevak.

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Artist of the moment……..Jack Roth

 

Jack Roth was an American painter associated with the Abstract Expressionist and Color Field movements. Jack Roth was born in Brockway, Pennsylvania in the year 1927.

Most of the body of work of Jack Roth was painted in acrylics.

Roth attended the California School of Fine Arts. Roth went on to earn a M.F.A. from the State University of Iowa. The artist also earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Duke University.

The artist was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Jack Roth passed away in 2004.

Roth is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Roth had a wonderful sense of color and was great at using innovative shapes in his compositions.

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Artist of the moment………..Ron Van Der Ende

 

Ron Van Der Ende is a Dutch artist who makes bas reliefs out of found wood. Ron Van Der Ende was born in Delft, the Netherlands in 1965. The artist attended what is now called the Willem De Kooning Academie based out of Rotterdam.

Van Der Ende is based out of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Ron Van Der Ende. The views from this clip show how dimensional his work appears:

Below a link to the website of Van Der Ende. Its a great website with many large sized images:

http://ronvanderende.nl/

Price range information: Sorry none available.

My favorite aspect of the artists work is the incredible feeling of three dimensions I find in his art. Another great aspect that comes from using found wood his automobiles looked worn and aged.

If you enjoy this style of work as much as I do be sure and check out another Dutch artist renown for producing the same type of wall reliefs out of salvaged wood that use shoes as the main subject matter, Diederick Kraaijeveld.

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Artist of the moment……..Tomie Ohtake

 

Tomie Ohtake was an outstanding Japanese/ Brazilian painter renown for her abstract style. Ohtake was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor.

Tomie Ohtake was born in Kyoto, Japan in the year 1913. When she was in her early twenties she went to visit a brother who was living in Brazil. During her visit World War 2 began, she was unable to leave Brazil, and she never returned to Japan settling permanently in Brazil.

Below a short montage of works by Tomie Ohtake that shows many of her public works:

In this clip we view a series of glass mosaic tiles designed by Tomie Ohtake that are on permanent display at a subway station in Sao Paulo, Brazil:

Ohtake represented Brazil on multiple occasions at the Venice and Sao Paulo Biennials.

The artist had a son who went on to become a world renown architect renown for innovative styles named Ruy Ohtake.

Tomie Ohtake passed away on February 12 of 2015 at the age of 101 years old.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

With her use of such innovative shapes the artist was at the fore front of contemporary art in Brazil paving the way for such artists as Beatrice Milhazes.

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Artist of the moment……..David Roland Smith

 

 

David Roland Smith was an American painter and sculptor renown for his Cubist and Abstract style. David Smith was born in Decatur, Indiana in the year 1906. His sculpture works were often public sized commissions made of steel that featured basic geometric shapes.

Smith briefly attended Ohio University and Notre Dame University before leaving college to become a full time welder in Indiana. He would move to New York City a few years later.

Below a sculpture by David Smith from the campus of the University California at Los Angeles:

Smith studied at the Art Student’s League of New York City.

He was married to fellow artist Dorothy Dehner. When the couple was first married they bought a farm. The era of the Great Depression soon took place. The couple had more than 60 acres of land, but no electricity or running water in the house. The two were very proud of the way they managed themselves during this difficult time period.

During the time of World War 2, with resources being scarce, the artist concentrated on painting rather than sculpting.

David Rolland Smith was killed in an automobile accident in 1965.

In this clip a great interview with David Smith talking about how Cubism influenced his artwork. Some works are shown at the 3 minute mark of the clip:

price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $500,000. The artist produced many works in oils, inks, and watercolor.

The artist started to produce his large and public sized works after receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship.

What a great combination of basic shapes and raw materials. I found some surface qualities to be similar to the Shona and Inuit carvers.

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Artist of the moment……..Susan Headley Van Campen

 

Susan Headley Van Campen is an American artist renown for her art of floral imagery. The artist was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in the year 1951.

The artist attended the Moore College of Art for one year before finishing college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art. Both colleges are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

price range information: Sorry none available.

Van Campen has a remarkable sense of design. Often the artist leaves much of the composition blank, thus drawing even more attention to her flowers and leaves. Her leaves have a fantastic sense of life and movement.

Below a link to the website of their artist:

http://www.vancampen.net/

The artist also paints landscapes.

She is married to another artist, Tim Van Campen, who is a graphic designer, painter, and textile artist.

If you enjoy the way this artist paints flowers be sure and check out my post on another watercolor master often working with floral imagery, Gary Bukovnik.

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Artist of the moment…..Carroll Dunham

 

Carroll Dunham is an American artist renown for his paintings featuring human body parts painted in bold acrylic paint.  Carroll Dunhan was born in New Haven, Connecticut in the year 1949. Dunham’s work explores many different genres including realism, surrealism, and Pop.

The artist is a prolific printmaker.

Dunham attended Trinity College located in Hartford, Connecticut.

The artist is married to famed photographer Laurie Simmons. The couple are based out of New York City, and Cornwall, Connecticut.

Dunham is the past recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment of the Art and Guggenheim Foundations.

Price range information: Drawings can be found for $5,000. Prints start at $10,000 up to original oils which can bring $500,000.

In this clip we catch up with our friend James Kalm, and visit a show featuring the work of Carroll Dunham:

What a unique style and easily recognized brand Dunham has created for himself.

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Artist of the moment…….John Salt

 

John Salt is an English painter renown for his photorealist style of painting. John Salt was born in Birmingham, England in the year 1937.

The artist often paints old and sometimes abandoned vehicles and R.V. parks.

Salt began studies at the Birmingham School of Art when only 15 years of age. Salt studied at Birmingham for six years before transferring to the Slade School of Art located in London, England. Salt went on to earn a M.F.A.  from the University of Maryland located in the United States.

Salt was most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. The artist would use an airbrush to render many of these exquisite works. In the 1980s he started to use casein rather than acrylic paint.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 for a print to $200,000 for an original in oils. He also painted in watercolors, casein, and acrylics.

What I enjoy most about this artist is his subject matter. Having driving by many R.V. parks over my life, it wasn’t until seeing John Salt’s paintings that I began to look at them from an artistic point of view.

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Artist of the moment………….Street Artist Seth GlobePainter

 

Seth GlobePainter is a fantastic street artist from France renown for his imagery that shows children at play and leisure.

Below a brief interview with the artist from March of 2015:

Below a link to the facebook page of Seth. Many fine examples of his work here:

https://www.facebook.com/globe.painter

The government name for Seth the artist is Julien Malland. He is now based out of Paris,France.

My favorite aspects of his design are his use of basic geometric shapes with bold color.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Seth GlobePainter is the director and on screen reporter for a show on French television titled “Globe Painter.”

 

 

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