Archive for September 21, 2013

Artist of the moment……Street Artist Lambros

Lambros is an American street artist based out of Brooklyn, New York.

In this clip we take a behind the scenes view at shows at the Metropolitan and the Museum of Modern Art of New York City:

The artist is big in Brooklyn, he has been commissioned by the Barclay’s Center to produce his art.

A link to the website of Lambros:

His facebook page also has some great images!

price range information: Sorry none available.

What a great style of street art. Lambros is an excellent draughtsman with a great style of painting both hair and eyes.



Artist of the moment……Witness Bonjisi

Witness Bonjisi is a shona artist born in Mudzi, Zimbabwe in the year 1975. He is renown for his works featuring the female figure and face. Bonjisi comes from an artist filled family as three siblings went on to become artists.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $8,000.

Bonjisi began sculpting in 1992 with first generation shona artist Nicholas Mukomberanwa. Polishing and helping to finish works by others he began work on his won in 1997.

In this clip we view a work from 2010:

Below we view another wonderful sculpture by Bonjisi.


Artist of the moment……Gideon Quaqjuaq

Gideon Quaqjuaq is an Inuit artist born in the year 1941 from the Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Territory, Canada. The artist is very diverse producing jewelry and carvings. Inspired by the work of Charlie Igyuk, Gideon Quaqjuaq decided to forge an artistic path in 1969.

Was included in the exhibition titled Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic that took place from 1971 to 1973.

During his younger years lived in Taloyoak and Iqaluit located in Nunavut Territory.

Enjoys working with animals of the seam bears, and the occasional human figure.

Also works with Inuit stories and myths dealing with transformations of animals to people .

Works with the traditional Inuit materials including antlers, stone, and whalebone.

price range information:  Works are small in scale and very affordable ranging from $500 to $2,000.


Artist of the moment……Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh is an internationally renown sculptor born in Seoul, South Korea in the year 1962. His father is a highly acclaimed regional painter. For his artistic education Do Ho Suh attended Seoul National University earning both a bachelors and masters degree in painting. The artist would relocate to the United States and attend the Rhode Island School of Design and then Yale University.

In some works the artist is not only producing a great work of art, but has great thoughts and insight behind his work, similar to Mel Chin. If you look at the table in the gallery, you can see its being held up by hundreds of people! The work that looks like a long steel coat is made from military identification tags.

This artist is super smart having earned both a bachelors and masters degree on two different continents! In the states he earned his bachelors at Rhode Island and his masters from Yale.

Do Ho Suh is renown for his very large sculpture work and installations.

In this clip we view a work titled “Gate” from the Seattle Art Museum.

The artist splits his time between New York City and Seoul, South Korea.

Do Ho Suh is included in many prominent museum collections including the Whitney Museum in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum.

In this clip a brief interview with Do Ho Suh and the Tate Modern.

price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $850,000.


Artist of the moment……Dox Thrash

Dox Thrash was an African American artist born in Griffen, Georgia in the year 1893. The artist had 3 other siblings. The artist left home at the age of 15 years old. This was called the great migration, many african americans went north looking for more freedom and job opportunity. His subjects including the struggle of people of color in the country and landscapes. Thrash also was a follower of the advice of renown civil rights activist Frederick Douglas, who told African Americans black is beautiful. Be proud of your heritage.

His first job was working in a Vaudeville act. Thrash then headed for Chicago and found work as an elevator operator. From this job he saved money and began to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at Night.

The artist was a participant in World War 1.

After college and the war Thrash found himself in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, became a janitor, and continued to work on improving his art. A big break came when his design won a contest and became the poster for the second annual negro music festival. This brought nationally attention.

His most prolific and productive time was during the 1920s and 1930s.

Dox Thrash was also part of the Federal Art Project.

Thrash was also a wonderful printmaker and developed his own process of using a mezzotint. This process was called the carborundum print. These are the most famous and celebrated works of Dox Thrash.

Dox Thrash passed away in 1965.

price range information: The artist worked mainly in watercolor and producing mezzotints using his own process. Works range from $2,000 to $14,000.