Archive for February 9, 2014

Artist of the moment…..Cai Zhisong

Cai Zhisong was born in Shenyang, China in the year 1972. Zhisong is a wonderful sculptor that portrays the history and current culture of his people. I enjoy the wonderful expressions found on the characters faces of the artist.

For his artistic education Zhisong attended the Central Academy of Fine Arts earning both a bachelors and masters degree.

The artist went on to teach at the university.

In this clip we view some works of Zhisong from multiple angles:

Price range information: Works range from $6,000 to $150,000.


Artist of the moment…….Dan Buren

Dan Buren is a French artist born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France in the year 1938. Buren is a conceptual artist and installation artist renowned for his artwork made with vertical stripes. Buren works with stripes in many formats including acrylic paint, fiber, and optical lighting.

When he began as an artist he worked in an abstract painter before working to geometric stripes.

Buren is based out of Situ, France.

The artist is included in the collection of the Tate Modern in London, England. Buren is also part of the collection of the Guggenheim located in Bilboa, Spain.

Price range information: Installation works range from $100,000 to $250,000.

In this clip a brief interview with Danil Buren:

Buren represented France at the Venice Biennale winning the Golden Lion award.


Artist of the moment…..Joichi Hoshi

Joichi Hoshi was born in Niigata prefecture in the year 1913. For his artistic education Hoshi attended Musashino College of Fine Arts. He was rather old when he graduated, being 50 years of age. Hoshi went to art school but taught himself the fine art of woodblock printing. Hoshi is famous for his trees.

Hoshi was a prize winner at many international print shows including those in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Tokyo, Japan.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Hoshi was also a teacher, working at Tainan Normal School for more than one decade.

Joichi Hoshi passed away in 1979.

Below we view some winter prints of the artist: