Artist of the moment….Angela Bulloch

The first image in the gallery  is a work that uses seventeen different Inuit words for the word “snow.” Very unique and done on glass using vinyl text.

Angelo Bulloch hails from Canada and was born in the city of Rainy Rivers, Ontario, Canada in they year 1966. She is renown for the use of mixed media in her work. She also tends to work for the most part with boxes that painted one solid color but when you plug in her work the colors of the box change often. Some works that are installations take up the space of an entire wall and are similar to what you might see in looking at an old vintage video game from the 1970s or 1980s, think of games like Pitfall the original pong, the graphics were very simple lines that showed movement. Bulloch also stresses the use of sound in some installation works. To see a great example of her color changing boxes check out the film clips towards the end of this article!

For her boxes sometimes she uses plexiglass, birchwood panels, and L.E.D. lights.

For her collegiate studies the artist attended Goldsmith College in London, England.

She was a finalist for the Turner Prize in 1997.

Works out of London and Berlin.

Price range information:  The artist works in mixed media and the works range from $10,000 to $55,000.

Another interesting idea that Bulloch has is to use information or input from someone in her installation idea. For instance in this clip we see a work that deals with people talking, the machine makes a horizontal or vertical mark according to what it hears.

A work from Art Basel 2012.

Seeing this short clip is better than seeing any picture in the gallery. You get an idea as to how the artist manipulates the color boxes, they in fact aren’t just one color but rotate much like a Las Vegas billboard!

I find the artist to be similar to the American Light and Space artists profiled here, I enjoy her use of color and absolutely love the work featuring 17 words in Inuit for snow.

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