Archive for September 12, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Tauba Auerbach

Tauba Auerbach is a photographer and artist born in San Francisco, California in the year 1981. Auerbach is a painter and an installation artist. She works in a a unique process of rolling and folding her canvas first. She then paints it with a spray gun from different angles giving the work a great feeling of three dimensions, it could be considered a canvas sculpture.

In this clip we see one of Auerbach’s signature works of folds on canvas getting ready for auction:

For her artistic education Auerbach attended Stanford University located in Palo Alto, California.

Winner of a research fellowship from the Smithsonian Institute.

In this clip we visit Auerbach as she works on some prints:

Has exhibited her art at the Whitney Museum of Art located in New York City.

A link to the website of Tauba Auerbach. The type on this home page is quite difficult to read, it is almost Op-Art in nature!:

The artist is based out of New York City.

price range information: sorry none available.


Artist of the moment…..John Emms

John Emms was a British painter born in the year 1842 in Blofield, Norfolk, England renown for his paintings of dogs and horses. His specialty as far as certain breeds was he foxhound. Emms enjoyed painting hunting scenes. In many works three dogs appear.

The artist started exhibiting his work at the Royal Academy of Art located in London, England when he was 24 years of age.

Emms worked as an assistant to master painter Frederick Leighton. Leighton was such a fantastic painter he would later be knighted by the Queen of England.

Emms was based out of Lyndhurst, England for most of his career.

Included in the collection of the National Gallery of Scotland.

The artist passed away in 1912 at the age of 68 years old.

In this clip we see a montage of  works  by John Emms:

price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $800,000.

If you enjoy dogs as a subject some other artists who work with dogs include John Weiss, Edmund Osthaus, and Robert Abbett.