Archive for October 7, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Street Artist Pure Evil

Pure Evil is a street artist born in the year 1968 in South Wales, England. His government name is Charles Uzzell Edwards. Banksy has been a mentor to the artist. Charles Edward’s father is also a painter who works in an abstract manner, John Edwards born in 1938. Below an example of Edwards abstract style of painting. The artist got the name from a cat he drew in his sketchbook, he liked to look at the good and the bad of life, but enjoyed creating the bad so chose the name Pure Evil.


Price range information: Screenprints on paper range from $200 to $700.

A link to the website of Pure Evil. You can see many prints for sale at this site:

The artist helped run a clothing line that started in England and Japan and moved stateside named Anarchic Adjustment which began in London in the mid 1980s.

In this clip a great interview with the BBC and Pure Evil:

Its great to see another street artist who is doing so well in the business of art, the artist has many screenprints available. The artist also saw his work appear on clothing, so he has an outstanding sense of design.


Artist of the moment…..Nobuyoshi Araki

Noboyoshi Araki is a world famous photographer born in Tokyo, Japan in the year 1940. Araki is renown for his work with the nude female form, many times the women involved appear in bondage. Two favorite subjects of the photographer are the nude and flowers. For his collegiate education Araki attended Chiba University where he would study engineering, film, making movies, and photography. Bondage and this type of shot is far more common in the Eastern society.

The artist is seen by many critics to be the most famous Japanese born photographer. The artist has published more than 300 different books featuring his photography.

Here we see a short collection of works:

Looking at  photographs taken by Nobuyoshi Araki I was reminded of the great American artist George Woodman, who works with black and white images and hand touches them with oil paints. Below an example of George Woodman’s art. He is the husband of Betty Woodman, a ceramicist I wrote about yesterday.


In this clip we see many works of Nobuyoshi Araki. Many nudes and floral works are featured:

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $80,000. Araki has also published more than 300 books of his photographs.


Artist of the moment…..Anthony Goicolea

Anthony Goicolea was born in Atlanta, Georgia in the year 1971. Goicolea is a great sculptor, draughtsman, and painter. For his artistic education Goicolea attended many schools. Goicolea attended the University of Madrid and the University of Georgia where he earned a bachelors degree in drawing and painting.  Goicolea went on to the Pratt Institute of Art studying sculpture and photography.

The artist enjoys blending figure painting with botanical and floral works.

Goicolea is now based out of New York City.

Works with photography and when he does often manipulates the image. His first show featured his face on the heads of young children’s bodies.

Goicolea is included in many prominent collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Illinois.

price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $20,000.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist:

A link to the website of Anthony Goicolea:


Artist of the moment……Natar Ungalaaq

Natar Ungalaaq is not only a great visual artist, but also a world renown actor. Natar Ungalaaq was born in Hall Beach, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1959. Ungalaaq began carving around age ten. The artist works mainly in soap stone.

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His most well known role as far as internationally renown movies was titled the Fast Runner. This movie won some prizes at many international film festival including Cannes, France. The artist has acted in American and Canadian movies.

A work titled “Sedna with a Hairbrush” is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. Here is a link to this work:

Started his own television production company dealing with the Inuit community.

His most famous movie is Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner. Its about an Inuit man who is a legend as far as running is concerned and his struggle to live in a changing environment. Below a trailer for this movie:

What an outstanding artist in many mediums! Other visual artists who have done well in the acting world are Granville Redmond, a person turned deaf by the earthquake in San Francisco in the early 1900s, who went on to act with Charlie Chaplin and be one of America’s great Impressionist painters. And Delia Brown, who paints herself and friends and luxurious Hollywood hang outs! She also has appeared in soap operas.