Archive for July 12, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Reg / Robert Davidson

Reg also known as Robert Davidson is a member of the Haida tribe is a magnificent artist who makes sculpture, paints, and even creates jewelry. Reg Davidson was born in the year 1946 in Hydaburg, Alaska. The Haida tribe is located in British Columbia on the Northwest coast of Canada and Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.

Grew up in a small village named Messett where he has lived all of his life. The artist picked up sculpting from his grandfather and father whilst a young child. In this brief clip he talks about his involving his ancestry with his art.

One of the most celebrated artists in all of Canada and has received awards such as the Order of Canada and was even elected the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.

And in this clip we hear from an art director about the work of Reg Davidson.

Among his favorite mediums is argillite. Argillite is a very soft rock that is formed from clay.

His graphic work and print work is a just as amazing as his masks! Though he is a very high caliber artist one can find works ranging from $1,000 to $125,000.

Another great artist website to visit, a link to Reg Davidson’s own website below:

http://www.robertdavidson.ca/

In this clip we visit the artist at his house/ studio and see him in action!

What a remarkably skilled and versatile artist to inspire us all to create something new this weekend!

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Artist of the moment…..Ruby Sterling

Ruby Sterling is a young contemporary artist born on a U.S. military base in Germany in the year 1972. His mother was Dutch and his father was from the U.S.

The family moved back to the United States shortly after his birth.

For his collegiate studies attended the Pennsylvania Academy for Arts and Design.  Sterling would go on to earn a bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Attended the Art College of Design located in Pasadena, California for his postgraduate studies.

Sterling is known for his variety of media  from collages, to installations to paintings, and ceramic works Sterling it seems is always busy creating something for the viewer to enjoy.

Some unique series done by Sterling include a “vampire series” that includes many different mouths and fangs dripping with color and blood. You may see some examples of this series in the gallery. Here we see my favorite series by Sterling, the vampires. Soft sculpture at its best!

For his paintings he works in a very abstract style. In this clip we visit Ruby Sterling’s first show featuring only paintings and catch up with the artist in a brief interview.

For the collages made by Sterling he sometimes uses bleached denim and canvas.

Ruby Sterling is a very well respected artist that is in many prominent collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

price range information: Paintings can range from $10,000 to $600,000. Collages range $6,000 to $160,000. Works in wood range $80,000 to $200,000.

A link for what is for sure one of the best artist’s websites in existence, be sure and visit at least once!

http://sterlingrubystudio.com/

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