Artist of the moment….Gary Lang……

Gary Lang was born in New York city in the year 1950. He is known for his abstract works. He often works in a grid method taking months to finish a piece. Lang grew up in California and studied at many schools known for producing great artists such as the Chouinard School of Art. The Whitney School of Art and he finally earned a bachelors degree from the California Art Institute in Valencia, California. Lang also went on to earn a masters degree from Yale University.

 

Below is a great interview with Gary Lang at Edward Cellar Art and Architecture.

With his circles the artist reminds me of the great artist Amelia Caruso. I have done an entry on Caruso for her smart business sense. She has done public art, decorating public utility boxes. She recently moved into commercial art design using her keen artistic designs on various fabrics. Below is a clip of Caruso painting. She mainly paints circles, all freehand, with vibrant colors and patterns.

Caruso has done put her work in public places in Fort Collins. Below is a utility box by Caruso. She paints all of her circles freehand by the way! I love her use of color and the movement of shapes in her work.

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Gary Lang is also married to an artist specializing in minimalist paintings using acrylics. Her name is Ruth Pastine. Below is an example of her work. Pastine was born in 1964 in New York city.  Her work is very minimalist in color, but these works have thousands of brush strokes.

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Here we see an interview with Ruth Pastine from a public installation done in Los Angeles, California.

Price range information:  Lang works in oils and acrylics. Acrylics range from $1,000 to $8,000.  Oils range from $500 to $1,000.

Lang became enthusiastic about art whilst a very  young age. He loved to draw bugs and flowers. To this day he enjoys the process of creating art. Art keeps him young. Lang talks about feeling most alive when he is painting art.

Lang is part of many museum collections including the Detroit Institute of the Arts, the  Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Portland Museum of art to name a few.

I enjoy art families and love to look and compare the works of this husband and wife artist duo. Both use vivid color in their works and hopefully we can see the couple work on a canvas together similar to the realist painters the Ivanovs.

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Try an abstract work today!

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