Archive for September 26, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Richard Mteki

Richard Mteki is a shona artist from Zimbabwe born in 1947 in the city of Harare, Zimbabwe.

Had an older brother that was the first professional artist in the family, his name was Biora.

Took workshops at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe to hone his skills. First exhibited work at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in 1965.

Has many works included in the collection of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

The artist has completed commissions for the National Sports Stadium of Zimbabwe.

Collected by the Queen of England.

price range information: Most works priced between $1,000 and $5,000.


Artist of the moment….Photographer Ugo Mulas

Ugo Mulas was a fantastic photographer born in the year 1928 in Italy. Mulas was renown for his portraiture work.

For his artistic education Mulas attended the Brera Fine Arts Academy.

price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $25,000.

From 1954 to 1972 the artist worked as a photojournalist for the Venice Biennale. During one these “art happenings” he was able to meet some American artists and decided to make a trip to the United States and document it. These photographs are his most famous. Some very clever works featuring artists with their artwork.

My personal favorite is the Roy Lichtenstein!

Ugo Mulas also did a fair amount of work documenting Andy Warhol and his Silver Factory.

Mulas passed away in 1973 due to an illness he had been fighting for many years.

In this clip some great photographs from portfolio of Ugo Mulas:

Another selection of works from Ugo Mulas:

Artist of the moment…..Northwest Coast artist Ron Hamilton

Ron Hamilton is a northwest coast artist born in the year 1948 on the Ahaswinis Reserve. Ron Hamilton has mastered many mediums and is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker. The artist still resides on the reserve where he was born.

Member of the Nuu-chah-nulth clan.

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The artist was an apprentice under Northwest Coast Art master Henry Hunt.

Hamilton also works as a fisherman, so many works have a something to do with the sea.

His cousin is Northwest Coast artist Joe David. Joe David and Ron Hamilton were among the first artists to produce a large amount of serigraphs using designs taken from traditional Nuu-chah-nulth clan.



Artist of the moment……Bill Hughes…

Bill Hughes was a wonderful painter of the American west born in 1932. The artist attended college at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio but left school after one year and a half.

The artist relocated to Cleveland and worked for Motor Trend magazine as an art director.

After this stint Hughes relocated to Sante Fe, New Mexico.

His wonderful sense of light was gained by spending hours and hours preparing different color combinations. Many landscape artists work in a plein air method, but Hughes painted many of his works by painting what he remembered, what he felt, from the comfort of his studio.

Bill Hughes passed away in 1992.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $20,000. The artist worked with watercolor and oils.

If you are lucky enough to be in Boulder, Colorado head to Gunbarrel about 5 miles away and visit the Leanin’ Tree Museum of Art where you may view some works by Bill Hughes. Some works are spectacular for their size some having sides longer than 6 feet. Very reminiscent of a Ed Hopper painting, in that you know what the picture is from across the other side of the room. The vision and detail just becomes sharper as you move closer to the work.


Artist of the moment…..Shannon Crees

Shannon Crees is a street artist working out of Sydney, Australia. Crees was born in       . With a background in graphics design and illustration the artist is taking street art to fantastic heights. In college Crees studied Fashion design and photography. Crees work is an outstanding example of realism and surrealism. Crees is a very successful commercial artist having even designed a bottle dealing working with Absolut Vodka.

price range information: sorry none available.

Began exhibiting her art in shows beginning in 1997.

Part of Banksy’s cans festival 2 which took place London, England.

Crees has exhibited her art at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

In this clip we take a look at a mural painted by Shannon Crees via time lapse photography:

Here we view another mural via time lapse:

A link to the website of Shannon Crees:!gallery/c10n1