Archive for September 8, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Samuel Nahaulaituq

Samuel Nahaulaituq was a master Inuit carver born in Perry Island,  Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1923.

Began to work as a professional beginning in 1972. His family had decided to give up living in camps and live in a stand alone house.  The Nahaulaituq family relocated to Spence Bay, Nunavut Territory, Canada.

price range information: Works range from $500 to $4,000.

First group exhibition took place in 1977.

Nahaulaituq was known for his detail. I love the woman in the gallery, what a great facial expression and to cap it off, wonderfully aged and skillfully designed teeth.

The artist passed away when in 1999 at the age of 76 years old.

Artist of the moment….Interior Designer Ron Arad

Ron Arad is a wonderful artist who is renown for his creative way of furntiture design. Ron Arad was born in Tel- Aviv, Israel in the year 1951. For his artistic edcuation Arad attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He went on to study architecture in London, England for five years.

Brother is named Atar Arad who is a professional musician.

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1989 founded his own design firm with Carline Thorman.

First breakthrough into the world of creative furniture design was a chair named the Rover Chair. Much of his chair work is made from steel or chrome.

Another creative idea is a bookworm designed bookcase. The case is actually a peace of art that is installed into the wall and can be conformed to a specific shape.

As with the Dulce and Gabbana clip, the aritst has made many collaborative efforts including designing a chandelier with Swarovski crystal company.

Was the main architect for the Bauhaus Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel.

In this clip Ron Arad is joined by the duo Dolce and Gabbana. A wide selection of works is shown:

In this clip we visit a show from 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art New York City:

I enjoy Arad’s work for me its a cross of modern furniture design with the whimsical feel of Jeff Koons large works.


Artist of the moment…..David Burliuk

David Burliuk was born in  Sumy Oblast, Ukraine in the year 1882,  which was then  part of the Russian Empire. For his artistic education he attended the Royal Academy of Munich. Many call him the father of the Russian Futurism movement. He loved to paint portraits of his wife and did so on many occasions.

The artist had a brother that was killed in 1917 in World War 1. After this Burliuk took off for the United States. This journey took him though parts of Russia, to Japan, and also to Canada.

Burliuk was also a poet and art critic.

Burliuk lived in Japan for two years before moving to the United States. In this clip we learn about the influences he took from Japan and uses in his own art:

In this clip a brief bio about the artist. A very large floral work is shown.

A great selection of works by Burliuk is shown here. From a wonderful self portrait at the start to his more futuristic works:

David Burliuk passed away in 1882 at the age of 85 years of age.

He tried to return to Russia to reunite in his homeland, but his request was always denied.