Archive for April 6, 2014

Artist of the moment ……..Stik

Stic is a wonderful street artist based out of London, England. As you can probably guess by his chosen name “stik” is based on a stick figured character. Done with a minimal approach and usually only eyes to tell us something about the character.

Price range information: Most works range from $1,000 to $5,000. At auction houses including Christie’s, prices for Stik have broken the 20,000 pound barrier.

Stik has run graffiti education workshops.

 

Stik has also tried to hide his identity, much like Banksy. The artist lived in a homeless shelter for one year before having his first public show.

In this clip we view a great interview with Stik. Stik also draws a news anchor from life. Very simple lines, the news anchor thought it was something his nine year old might draw!

In this clip some more works by Stik:

With the emergence of Stik and more and more urban art appearing in auction houses one can’t help but hope that urban art as museum quality art is here to stay. With some great artists like Stik, Banksy, the photographer JR, and Swoon these very talented artists are now receiving world wide acclaim.

later,

Dan

Artist of the moment…….Modern Toss

Modern Toss is a wonderful cartoon depicting life in the English culture. For me I compare it easily to the cartoon Dilbert, that pokes finds hilarity in the workplace. Modern Toss consists of two comedians/ artists named Mick Bunnage and Jon Link.

Modern Toss began in 2004. What first began as a single panel comic, is now a fully animated adventure and now airs at regular intervals on the tele.

I enjoy Modern Toss because they depict the working life with the same negative vibe I sometimes get working in at a hotel industry. Its kind of funny to watch someone angry at their whole day. And swearing by employees is very common in the hotel industry.

The duo have even created versions of their cartoon to appear on Iphone and Ipad.

I love the variety of mediums and simplicity of line of their office characters.

Price range information: Sorry none available. Print sizes are usually in editions of 100. Occasionally a print may be an open ended print.

 

In this clip a view about the workplace scene:

A short animated clip featuring a man who sneezes frequently:

I love their comedy, an R rated Dilbert!

D