Archive for December, 2010

Artist of the moment…. pastel artist james romberger

 

 

Mr. Romberger can be described as a social realist similar in style and manner to George Bellows and Reginald Marsh. Rather than render objects, the artist has a great sense of light and accurately catches the emotion and soul an area. He has music at the Met in New York and also the Brooklyn Museum.

The artist is known for capturing New Yorks East side in both pastels and also for cartoons. Some cartoon projects include World War 3 illustrated and Ground Zero a science fiction piece made with his wife the film director Marguerite Van Cook. He has also done work for Marvel comics and Paradox Press.

He was born in 1958 and lives with his wife in New York.

 

keep on the journey,

 

 

Artist of the moment…..Hajime Sorayama

 

 

This artist is one of the best super realistic pinup painters out there. He was born in 1947 in Japan is is known for voluptuous women and also female robot paintings. He uses mainly ink and watercolor. Finished college at age 21 and went into advertising thru an agency. He struck out on his own in1972.

The artist became widely known in 1983 after a book was released showing his fantastic female form paintings.

A youtube clip that shows the artist working on some artwork is below…

try a female robot today! Make the metal rather than skin sleek and smooth.
cheers,

Dan

Artist of the moment…. Hiroshi Senju

 

 

this artist is probably garnering the most attention of anyone that paints in the traditional Nihonga Japanese style of painting. In this type of painting paper or silk is used instead of canvas. For a monochromatic painting actual soot is used mixed with glue. For a polychrome effect natural materials such as ground up stone, minerals, and even shells are used.  Over the centuries this style was used to decorate scrolls (both hanging and hand) and also folding screens. There is no need to frame the pieces under glass, because of the use of natural materials the pieces are archival for thousands of years.

His big breakthrough came at the Venice Biennial where he was the first Asian artist ever to win an award in 1995.

The artist spends 8 months approximately of the year in New York, the rest of his time is spent in Japan.

Below is a clip about the artist done by his agent…

Artist Roxy Paine…

 

 

This artist specializes in trees and other things with organic shapes. He does both paintings and drawings.   The artist was born in 1966. He studied at both Pratt in Brooklyn and also the College of Sante Fe in New Mexico. He has been exhibited worldwide in the Netherlands, Jerusalem, New York, Sweden and Spain.

His first solo show was in 1992. His big breakthrough show was in 1995 at the Ronald Freeman Gallery. One particular piece, Dinner of the Dictators, showed the meals of the worlds most powerful leaders all taxidermied.  Ghangas Kahn, Adolf Hitler, Napoleon, and Suharto all had their favorite meals depicted. The research took around 8 months for the artist. The piece took 2 years to produce.

Sometimes the artist casts plants such as poppy plants and the magic mushroom such as amanita muscara. Another hallucinogenic plant is Datura.

The artist has even made machines to make art.

This artist has a wonderful creative mind and I love looking at plants and trees in this manner.

The artist makes large installations with steel trees and you can see a 4 minute clip of one displayed at the Met in New York below

 

 

Try a tree with some seasonal snow on it!