Archive for July 29, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Tarsis Pilakapsi

Tarsis Pilakapsi is fantastic Inuit artist born in Igloolik, Nunavet Territory, Canada in 1972. Pilakapsi is a highly skilled sculptor working with whalebone and antlers to carve some amazing works. Even his works that deal with myths, such as the Inuit goddess Sedna, the artist goes into tremendous detail in his portrayal of the goddess.

Pilakapsi is also renown for his work with various totem poles. In this clip we visit a totem pole ready for auction.

The artist is also renown for working with the hunter as theme. In some works he tries to show the hunter as he waits for his subject to come to the breathing hole to grasp some oxygen.

price range information : Originals range from $800 to $4000.

As the artist is just recently into his forties, look out for more great works of art from this modern master!

No more information on this artist, but more Inuit art coming soon!


Artist of the moment…..Lu Peng

Lu Peng is a Chinese artist born in Beijing, China in  the year 1967. For his artistic education Lu Peng attended the Beijing Teachers Training College for his bachelor degree. He went on to earn a master’s degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China.  As far as a style of painting  Lu Peng is both a Surrealist and a Pop Artist. His large scale canvas work combines the figure with popular flowers of China.

One well received series dealt with the night life of Beijing, China. Again, many other Chinese artists have worked with this genre but Lu Peng enjoyed it because during this time people really become them selves when the sun goes down.

For his mediums Lu Peng works often with watercolor or ink on paper.

As with many Contemporary Chinese painters Lu Peng enjoys tackling the many changes taking place in the Chinese society. Similar to other artists who have worked with the theme of commercialism rather than Communism.

price range information: Works range from $30,000 to $70,000.

Here we see the artist working live!

In this clip we see the artist’s famed character Qoobee. He is the creator of the idea and the founder of the company.

And here a link to the facebook page for QooBee.

What a wide range of output by the artist. Exciting and dynamic line work of the modern comic strip style, or the wonderful blended color and lovely fauna painted by Peng in his more realistic works.



Artist of the moment….Japanese Artist Mr…a.k.a. Iwamoto Masakatu

Mr. is a contemporary artist born Iwamoto Masakatu in Cupa, Japan in the year 1969.  He is among the top “celebrity” Pop art painters of the culture. His works blend many ideas from manga to realism and he works in many mediums including acrylics, photography,  watercolor, video, and sculpture.  For his artistic education Mr. attended the Sokei Art School in Tokyo, Japan.

Whilst still a student he was able to meet the current leader of the Pop Art movement in Japan at the time, Takashi Murakami. Murakami served as a great mentor.

The information contained in his art comes from a variety of sources including manga, science fiction, and even video games.

Masakatu went to work for Murakami and joined his staff.

Mr. currently lives and works out of Saitama, Tokyo.

price range information: Sorry none available.

Has been part of many exhibitions around the globe including Paris,  London, New York City, Tokyo, Chicago, and Miami.

In the coming posts we will look further at the artist collective formed by Takashi Murakami, KaiKai Kiki Company Ltd. Many street artists groups such as Faille based out of New York City have formed collaborative efforts to get increased exposure and with some luck more opportunity.  Here is a link to the website of KaiKai Kiki:

In this clip we visit a show for Mr. given in New York City:


Artist of the moment…..Andrew Myers…

Andrew Myers is a wonderful contemporary artist known more for the medium he works in, screws! Many works by Andrew Myers have thousands of screws involved in the work. Many large portraits that involve only the head and neck can involve 8,000 to 10,000 screws!

Andrew Myers was born in Braunshweig, Germany. He grew in Spain. Andrew Myers currently resides Laguna Beach, California. For his collegiate education Myers attended the what used to be called the Art Institute of Southern California ( now called the Laguna College of Art and Design.)

A brief clip showing some images of the artist and himself at inserting his screws.

Myers spends  2 to 3 hours per day working with his screws.

The base for his work is plywood.

In this clip we see a great interview with Andrew Myers.

price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the website of Andrew Myers:

Myers also enjoys doing fast and quick sketch work.

The artist now lives and works out of Laguna, California.

What a creative idea to create a unique work of art! Way to go Andrew Myers!