Archive for July 20, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Dwinell Grant

 

Dwinell Grant was born in Springfield, Ohio in the year 1912. Dwinell Grant was renown for his style of abstraction that used basic geometric shapes.

Grant attended the Dayton Art Institute located in Dayton, Ohio. Grant then moved to New York City and attended the National Academy of Design.

Dwinell Grant taught at the collegiate level at Wittenberg College also located in Ohio.

Here we view one of the many short animated films made by Grant. Remember he didn’t have Microsoft Windows Paint! On many occasions one film might require more than 3,o00 separate drawings. These works are still underappreciated to this day!

The artist enjoyed trying new mediums and produced many short animated films of less than ten minutes in length. Of his time spent in the commercial arena of art the majority of his time was spent medical illustrations.

Much of the artist’s early work was purchased by the Guggenheim Foundation.

Grant was a very successful commercial artist illustrating medical books and even producing training videos for the United States Navy.

Dwinell Grant passed away in 1991.

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Artist of the moment…… Street Artist Titi Freak

 

Titi Freak’s government name is Hamilton Yokota. His has a background includes the Japanese and Brazilian cultures. When he was a teenager the artist worked for a popular Brazilian comic book artist named Mauricio de Souza. The artist grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The artist reminds me of Basquiat for the fact he paints on unique surfaces. One of my favorite works by Basquiat was made on the front of a refrigerator door, Titi Freak has painted on items including sake boxes and garage doors.

An A+ for this artist’s keen business sense, Yakota has done work for world renown shoe companies Adidas and Nike.

Here we visit a show featuring Titi Freak:

In this clip we view the great Brazilian cartoonist Maurizio de Souza, his work had a great impact on Yakota. De Souza paints wonderful characters and famous painting’s such as Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring in his modernist cartoony style:

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