Archive for April 3, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Anders Krisar…


Anders Krisar is a gifted sculptor that was born in Sweden in the year 1973. He is known for working with the torso but more for his unique mediums he uses. My favorite works in the gallery include the cast of a face, that when you look closer is made up of many drug pills. Another interesting technique is when the artist uses silicon and constructs the bodypart and ends up with a result that resembles lattice. These are done using oil paints on top of silicone and fiberglass.

A link to the artist’s own website:

Price range information: Sculptures range from $10,000 to $50,000 for sculptures. Also a renown photographer but not enough information for pricing schedule on photographs.

For his collegiate studies Krisar attended the University College of Art and Design located in Stockholm, Sweden.

Based out of Stockholm.

I love artists who have the same genre of the figure that has been painted for hundreds of years really well, or even with sculpture, some spectacular results. Krisar is great because he uses such elements that are prevalent in our society. The lattice type torsos are just wonderfully sculpted and then painted. Other sculptors that do great works with the figure would David Mach, John DeAndrea, Duane Hanson, and Maurizio Savini. Savini hails from Italy and is renown for using pink chewing in his works.  For example the work might be cast in iron, then the artist would cover it using pink chewing gum. Below an example of his art.



Artist of the moment……Christian Schumann

Christian Schumann is a fantastic contemporary artist that is renown for using a great blend of cartoons and social commentary and satire in his work. Christian Schumann was born in 1970 in Rhode Island.

For his collegiate studies the artist attended the San Francisco Art Institute.

Price range information:  The artist works in many mediums including acrylics which range $4,000 to $42,000. Oils range from $15,000 t o $25,000. He also does works used mixed media.

A link for the artist’s website:

If I were to compare the artist to another contemporary it would be the artist known as Alec Monopoly. Famous for using the $Monopoly man character in his work, many times to poke fun at fiscal or monetary policies of the country. Here is a great example of Alec Monopoly’s work.


Schumann is part of several museum collections such as the Dallas of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

I love the way that Schumann  incorporates cartoons into the world of fine art. Another artist who has a similar idea is Tim Liddy. I have written about him in the past as he paints these trompe works that appear to be the top of boxes of old board games from the 1940s to 1960s. Some are real some and some are  imagined and he gets spectacular results. Not only a great and humorous feel with the cartoons in his work, but tremendous skill in painting old and weathered tape and the worn edges of the boxes holding the games.