Archive for August 27, 2013

Artist of the moment……Kakee Peter

Kakee Peter is another up and coming Inuit artist born in the year 1973 in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1973.

Peter loves to work with animals such as caribou and birds. Also great at depicting whales. In many carvings he uses multiple figures.

Works a great deal with serpentine as a medium.

Moved to Cape Dorset when he was 20 years of age.

Learned to carve by watching other family members as his father and mother and grandfather were all great artists. His parents were carvers and his grandfather was a graphic genius.

price range information: Many works priced between $300 and $1,000.

In this clip we view a some beluga whales carved by Kakee Peter. Notice the wonderful design of the negative space, the space between the whales, created by Kakee Peter.

Artist of the moment…..Ran Hwang

Ran Hwang was born in South Korea in the year 1960 and is an awesome contemporary artist who uses items including, sequins, buttons, beads , and pins. Her process is quite simple. She finds an image she likes, projects it onto the wall, traces it, then fills in the shapes with thousands of pins or buttons or whatever she chooses for her medium.  Her work tries to get the viewer to look at the many thousands of people that make up a mass movement, from the bead that signifies one person, to a mass of beads symbolizing a movement.

A link to a gallery specializing in the work of Ran Hwang:

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A link to the website of Ran Hwang:

Hwang really enjoys the meditation part of the process, that of filling in the outline a given medium.

Ran Hwang found her artistic style after seeing the events of 911 in the United States. She uses thousands of whatever medium she chooses to represent people in her society.

For her artistic education she attended the School of Visual Arts located in New York city. For her masters degree  she went back to South Korea and attended the Graduate School of Arts Chung-Ang University Seoul, Korea.

In this clip we go to see an Art Basel Miami 2010 to see an entry in this exhibit by Ran Hwang:

In this clip we view another show by Ran Hwang, this one took place in 2012:

What a wonderful multi media artist!


Artist of the moment ….Derek Boshier

Derek Boshier is a British artist known for his Pop art style. Derek Boshier was born in Portsmouth, England in the year . Boshier is a very versatile artist working in many mediums including drawing, painting, collage, film, and photography.  Boshier has appeared on BBC television acting in some movies. Like many pop artists Boshier enjoys making social commentary on subjects including guns and the police.

For his artistic studies Boshier first went to the Yoevil School of Art. For his collegiate studies Boshier went on to the  Royal College of Art located in London. A fellow classmate was renown painter David Hockney.

Boshier is also a great educator and teacher with tenures at the Royal Academy of Art in London, the University of Houston, Texas, and the Royal College of Art in London.

price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $20,000.

A link to the website of Derek Boshier:

In 1963 was included in  the Paris Biennale.

In this clip Boshier talks about drawing the figure:

The artist now works out of Los Angeles, California.

Boshier teaches drawing at U.C. L. A. School of Arts.

In this clip we visit a show at  Flowers Gallery:


Artist of the moment….Ruben Anton Komangapik

Ruben Anton Komangapik is an Inuit artist born in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory, Canada born in the year 1976. Komangapik is one of my favorite Inuit artists as he is not only the same age as myself, but also for his unique blend of materials he uses. Sure he uses the normal Inuit mediums such as whalebone or caribou antlers, but the artist also uses such items not usually associated with Inuit art like metal, gemstones and ivory.

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I love the mixture of mediums in his portrayal of the goddess of the sea in the gallery, even the teeth are shown in detail. When carving people he might work from a horn base.

The artist completed the jewelry and metal work program at the Nunavut Arctic College located in Iqaluit.

In this clip we view a wonderful shaman mask made by the artist.