Artist of the moment…..Ned Vena

Ned Vena is a contemporary American artist born in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1982. Vena is  renown for his work with monochrome paintings. In many works the artist uses a variety of mediums including rubber, vinyl, and aluminum. When looking at his work the viewer catches glimpses of other past movements such as the minimalist works of Frank Stella and Op-Art look of artists Bridget Riley or Victor Vasarely.

For his artistic education Vena attended the Tufts University Boston School of Museum Fine Art.

Vena began exhibiting in 2006.

Another artist that comes to mind when seeing the work of Ned Vena is Gerhard Richter. Both artists enjoy the process of putting on paint, and scraping it or moving it aside.

price range information: Most works priced between $20,000 and $70,000.

Vena works with a variety of mediums including etching on mirrors, painting on aluminum, and even working with aluminum paints.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Ned Vena and other artists working in a monochrome fashion with our friend James Kalm. To see just the work of Ned Vena click ahead to 1:16 in the clip.

Ned Vena is now based out of Brooklyn, New York.

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