Archive for June 19, 2014

Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Above

Above is an American street artist born in California in the year 1981. Above is famous for his subject matter of an arrow pointing up that is painted to look three dimensional. Above is a painter, illustrator, and also an installation artist. The arrows are sometimes hung from locations very high from the ground on occasion including words.

Above has worked in more than 100 different cities worldwide!

A link to the website of Above:

Similar to Banksy, Above has chosen to keep his identity a secret.

In this clip a great interview with Above. He talks about his childhood, and how living close to the train tracks turned out to be a blessing in disguise:

My personal favorite works of Above are his stencils that are time sensitive. As in the gallery above with a man that looks to be balancing on something painted, in fact the shape is a cast shadow that makes the picture complete when the sun is setting. What a great concept, time sensitive art!

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Artist of the moment…….Maria Lucia Pacheco

Maria Lucia Pacheco was a great artist who painted and also made a large body of prints. Maria Pacheco was born in the year 1919 in La Paz, Bolivia. Pacheco attended the Academy of Art located in Bolivia. Pacheco is now mainly an abstract artist.

After completing her general studies the artist joined the staff of the Academy as a professor herself. Pacheco won an award that allowed her to visit Europe for the first time and do her graduate studies in Spain.

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Pacheco also won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation which allowed her to travel to the United States.

Pacheco made many prints over her career, her we view some of these works:

In this wonderful clip we view some paintings of Maria Pacheco:

The abstract paintings of Maria Pacheco are made by combining the symbols of native peoples of Bolivia and also the wonderful mountain ranges to be found.

Maria Pacheco passed away in 2012.

I enjoy her work with the figure almost as much as her abstract paintings because these are also very abstract.