Archive for November 2, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Paul Binnie

Paul Binnie was born in Airthrey Castle locate in  Scotland in the year 1951. Paul Binnie is a Japanese woodblock master who enjoys working with the figure. Binnie is associated with the Shin- hanga movement. Some common themes include the figure with tatoos and also landscapes.

In this clip we view a great interview with Paul Binnie:

For his collegiate education Binnie attended the Edinburgh College of Art where he studied painting an etching. After this he moved to Paris, France.

After a few years in Paris his love of the woodblock print would take him to Japan where he was able to be a studio assistant to Seki Kenji. He worked for Kenji for two years before striking out on his own. Below an example of art by Seki Kenji:


In this clip we view some of the tattoo series by Binnie. Binnie would take a famous print, say Hirohige’s wave, and paint it as if it were on someone’s body;

A link to the website of Paul Binnie:

Artist of the moment….Boaz Vaadia

Boaz Vaadia was born in Israel in the year 1951. For his artistic education Boaz Vaadia attended the Avni Institute of Art. Vaadia also attended Pratt Institute in New York City and the Brooklyn Museum School of Art. The artist moved to New York City in 1975. For his art he uses bronze, boulders, and bluestone.

In this clip we view a recreation of David using Vaadia’s style:

Part of many prominent collections including the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, California and the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City.

In this clip we visit some public works on display in Yonkers, New York:

Boaz Vaadia is based out of New York City.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What a great and unique interpretation of the figure!


Artist of the moment…..Sangani Osuitok

Sangani Osuitok was born in Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1961. Like the Ashevak family, the Osuitok has a long standing tradition of producing outstanding visual artists. Ousitok was a carver and enjoyed the bird as his favorite subject. As for a particular bird, Sangani Osuitok worked with the loon frequently.

His father was renowned Inuit master artist Osuitok Ipeelee. His mother was also an artist, Nipishi Osuitok. The artist learned a great deal about carving by watching his father.

Sangani Osuitok was based out of Cape Dorset his entire life.

Here is a picture of work by Osuitok Ipeelee, the artist’s father:


Price range information: Sorry none available.

Sangani Osuitok passed away in 2011.

Great to see the multiple generations of artists coming from this great Inuit family!


Artist of the moment……Manolo Valdes

Manolo Valdes was born in Valencia, Spain in  the year 1942. For his artistic education Valdes attended the School of Fine Arts located in San Carlos, Spain. He attended this school for two years. Valdes works in many mediums including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and collage.  For his sculpture work the artist works in bronze for the most part.  The artist has done some awesome works in terracotta. These works have a very fresh and modern aura about them.

Manolo Valdes works out of Madrid, Spain and New York City.

In this clip a wonderful tour thru a botanical garden in New York City showing many works of Manolo Valdes:

I love the modern look of Valdes’ women made with collage. Not only do they have very feminine features, sometimes no nose, but the papers used for the clothing or fan are excellent in their variety and patterns.

Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $800,000.