Archive for June, 2014

Artist of the moment……..Hessam Abrishami


Hessam Abrishami is a painter and printmaker renown for his contemporary work with the figure. Hessam Abrishami was born in Shiraz, Iran in the year 1951.

The artist now lives in California. Abrishami is one of eight children.

Abrishami attended college  in Iran where he studied architecture.  The artist also earned a master’s degree from a college located in Perugia, Italy.

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Below a great selection of works by Hessam Abrishami set to music:

What I enjoy most about this artist is his use of color. I first became aware of Hessam Abrishami as a hospital I visited often had many prints of his work. I find his work to uplifting and warm, a perfect fit for a hospital.



Artist of the moment………Street Artist Evol



Evol is a fantastic street artist renown for his buildings. If Evol involves graffiti in his work, it is on his fantastic miniature buildings. Evol is based out of Germany and was born in the year 1972. The artist earned a college degree and studied product design.

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The buildings of the artist are sometimes painted on cardboard. The artist has a great palette for capturing the greys of the urban city. The artist uses the color of the cardboard as a base and to it adds many shades of grey, black, white.

In this clip we view the artist at work doing some art in Europe. I love this clip because we get to listen to how noisy it is. Sometimes we forget how easy we have it in the studio where we as artists control most of the noise that takes place in our home studio:

In this clip a longer version of the artist at work on a piece. His buildings are simple installations of his completed cardboard paintings:

What a great artist! Any artist that can make the ordinary into something extraordinary earns my respect. This artist is a paint painter, installation artist, and photographer all in one! Awesome!




Artist of the moment……Jonas Wood


Jonas Wood is an artist renown for his fantastic paintings of interiors. Jonas Wood was born Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1977. Wood works in many mediums including acrylics, oils, colored pencils, and gouache.

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Wood attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges earning a bachelors degree. This four year liberal arts college is located in Geneva, New York in the Finger Lakers or upstate region of New York. Wood then went on to earn a MFA from the University of Washington located in Seattle, Washington.

As far as being a very successful artist working in many genres, Wood enjoys painting sports figures and in this clip he talks about this exciting genre:

In this clip we view a show featuring Jonas Wood that took place in 2013:


I enjoy the use of artistic license used by the artist. Some objects are drawn flat but his pictures have some degree of depth or dimension by the Wood’s spectacular use of patterns.

Jonas Wood is based out of Los Angeles, California.


Artist of the moment………..Don Rambadt


Don Rambant is a fantastic sculptor renown for his work with birds. Don Rambant was born in the year 1950. Rambant loves to work with birds and states that the subject matter fascinates him to no end. Rambant attended the University of Wisconsin where he studied biology and illustration. Rambant also studied printmaking in Italy.


Rambant is based out of Wisconsin.

In this clip we view a great interview from 2009:

Two of my favorite animal artists are Bob Kuhn and Charley Harper. Both were great at taking the very complex anatomy of the animal and simplifying it. Rambant takes their ideas and applies it to sculpture. In developing his work the artist talks about making a design using the first image that he gets whilst looking at something out of the corner of his eye.

Similar to my favorite Inuit artists, I enjoy the use of negative space in the birds by Rambant as well. The addition of  basic geometric shapes in addition the sense of “air” we get from the style he sculpts, gives the artist’s work a wonderful sense of a creativity.  Rambant is my favorite bird sculptor as I love his mix of reality and use of his artistic license to create wonderful works for us all to enjoy!


Artist of the moment……Isaac Kahn


Isaac Kahn is wonderful sculptor who works with the figure. Isaac Kahn was born in Lithuania in the year 1950. Isaac Kahn attended the Art Institute of Jerusalem where he mastered the arts of drawing and painting.

Kahn also attended school at the University of Plastic Arts which is located in Montevideo, Uruguay. It was here that Kahn learned to sculpt.

The artist employs some elements of Cubism in his art, on drawings and paintings showing one form depicted from multiple angles.

In addition to painting and sculpting, Isaac Kahn is also an avid printmaker.

A link to the website of Isaac Kahn:

I enjoy the abstract forms Kahn makes of his female figures. By working with the same figure seen from multiple angles, Kahn captures the beauty of the curves of the female form.

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Artist of the moment…….Colin Morrison


Colin Morrison was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia in the year 1977. Morrison is a wonderful artist who is very diverse in his mediums as he is an excellent draftsman with drawing, painting, and printmaking skills. Morrison is also an accomplished sculptor and carver renown for his work with wooden masks.

Colin Morrison attended the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art located in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Morrison is associated with the Tsimshian (Wolf Clan) Five Nations Group.

Morrison’s enjoys mixing new techniques with traditional carving methods to give his work a more modern Five Nations art. I wish more carver’s and sculptors would make prints as their sense of design is so keen.

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In this clip a great interview with Colin K. Morrison with many works shown:



Artist of the moment……..Clement Lemieux


Clement Lemieux is an artist who is renown for his extraordinary and fantastic use of color. Clement Lemieux was born in Levis, Quebec, Canada in the year 1946. His sculpture work usually involves a figure expressing some kind of emotion.

For instance a work containing three members of a family might be interlocked with their hands in a circle showing a great sense unity and faith of one another. Lemieux then adds color to the work to add an additional feeling of emotion and movement.

In this clip we visit a show featuring the work of Clement Lemieux:

What I enjoy most about this artist is his use of color in his sculpture. Much of his work is done in wood and then painted with acrylics. Its very unusual to see an artist so great at creating forms in sculpture, that has such a fantastic use of colour.

His use of urethane paint, the same used in most automotive paint, greatly obscures the fact that his carvings are made carved out of wood.


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Artist of the moment…….Jun Dobashi


Jun Dobashi was a Japanese painter renowned for his abstract paintings. Jun Dobashi was born in Tokyo, Japan  in the year 1910. Dobashi studied at the Tokyo Academy of Art and later in life he would move to Paris.

His move to Europe was very influential to his career. His painting evolved into a much more abstract style.

Dobashi passed away in 1975.

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $20,000. The artist worked in watercolors, oils, gouache, mixed media, and was also an avid printmaker.



Artist of the moment……Lori Hersberger



Lori Hersberger is a wonderful modern artist who is renown for his work with colour and neon lights. Lori Hersberger was born in Basel, Switzerland in the year 1964.

Hersberger attended the Basel School of Design where he studied sculpture and video art. Hersberger also paints, makes installation art, and also does performance art.

The artist uses many mediums in his works including mirrors and also blank canvases that evoke memories of the Minimalist movement.

In this clip we view a show for Lori Hersberger that took place in early 2014. Its great to see his work from multiple angles to get a feel for the depth of his work:

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Artist of the moment…..Kara Walker


I have written about this artist before, but as luck would have it Kara Walker has a new shoe and some works were made with sugar. The location was the Domino Sugar Factory located in Williamsburg, Brookly, New York. In this clip we visit her most recent show with our friend James Kalm:

The show is free to the public, so if you have the opportunity be sure and see Kara Walker’s work!

As usual her work has managed to cause controversy about racism. But the main work of a large “Mammy” type character is executed well using many tons of sugar and loads of assistants.




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