Archive for July 30, 2014

Artist of the moment……Street Artist Maser

 

Maser is an internationally acclaimed street artist who works in a modernist style. Maser hails from the country of Ireland. He began experimenting and painting graffiti in 1995.

Maser is also adept at typography. Some other artists renown for their work with typography include Robert Cottingham, Robert Indiana, glass artist Denis Brown, and Stephen Powers.

The artist has done many collaborative works with other artists including a large work with the street artist who works with photography named JR. This work is the first image in the gallery.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the website of artist Maser:

http://maserart.com/

Maser created the work that was a three dimensional work with a nod to the famous work of Ed Ruscha’s work of the gas station. Here is the original version by Ed Ruscha.

And here we view the newer modern version of the gas station by Maser:

In this clip we view some works of Maser that showcase the Irish Republican of the 1800s named Anne Devlin:

In this clip we view a collaborative work with Maser and automobile company Volkswagen:

What a great artist and commercially successful as well. I have so much respect for those artists who study typography. The letter as art can be  quite exciting!

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Artist of the moment……Alex Matisse

 

Alex Matisse is the great grandson of the renown painter Henri Matisse and also a world renown clay potter. Alex Matisse was born in the year 1984. His family has been involved in the art world for many decades as his father Pierre Matisse was a gallery owner.

Matisse left college early to study privately with master potters Matt Jones and Mark Hewitt.

 

In this clip we view Alex Matisse at work decorating a plate:

Again we view the artist at work on a new piece!:

Alex Matisse formed his own company, East Fork Pottery which his based out of North Carolina. The company makes a wide variety of ceramic and clay items for purchase, below a link to the companies website.

http://eastforkpottery.com/

price range information: Sorry none available.

Its great to see another multiple generation of artists and gallery owners!

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Artist of the moment…….Robert Douglas Hunter

 

 

Robert Douglas Hunter is a wonderful painter who specializes in painting the still life. Robert Douglas Hunter was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in the year 1928.

Hunter served in the United States Marine Corps.

In this clip more works by Hunter:

Here the Robert Hunter tells us what he thinks all great paintings have in common. From the Boston Guild of Artists Group:

For his artistic education Hunter attended the Vesper George School of Art located in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition the artist studied privately with artists Henry Hensche and Robert Hale Ives Gammell.

The artist is now based out of Walpole, Massachusetts.

For compositions Robert Douglas Hunter reminds me of the Dutch and Flemish masters who mastered the art of the still life. Artists from this time period made beautiful paintings from very limited resources. Floral bouquets were painted one at a time, even wealthy Dutch of the tulip era seldom displayed more than one tulip in a vase at one time.

Hunter is one of my favorite painters of vessels. His bowls, vases, and jars have a great simple shape and bold color. The bold and strong color makes for a strong reflection.

Hunter served as president for the Boston Guild of Artists for five years from 1973 until 1978.

Another great painter of vessels I have profiled would be Jeff Legg.

In addition to his own art career, Hunter has been a treasure to anyone wishing to pursue a career in the arts. The artist has taught over forty individuals who went on to professional art careers.

Price range information: The artist works with oils and prices range from $10,000 to $40,000.

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