Archive for September 19, 2014

Artist of the moment……..Claude Viallat


Claude Viallat is an abstract painter born in Nimes, France in the year 1936. Viallat attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts located in Montpelier, France. He grew up in the south of France.

In this clip we view a show featuring Claude Viallat that took place in 2012:

The artist enjoys mixing mediums and sometimes paints on curtain fabric.

The artist came to the United States and enjoyed viewing the works of Jackson Pollack. Viallat enjoyed the work of other Abstract Expressionists. Viallat also enjoyed looking at Native American Art. (I hope he was able to see some First Nations Artists of Canada also!) So much good art to see and so little time!

Viallat has also taught at the collegiate level. He was a professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts located in Marseille, France. Years later the artist would also work at the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts Superior located in Paris, France.

Here we view a show featuring other artists part of the Support and Surface movement. A work of Claude Viallat is shown and discussed by James Kalm at the 2:06 part of the clip:

Price range information: Print works start at $1,000. Works in watercolors, acrylics, and gouache range from $5,000 to $70,000.

The artist has been a participant in the famed Venice, Biennial.



Artist of the moment………Lorelay Bove



Lorelay Bove is a wonderful artist and illustrator who has worked with Disney and Pixar animation studios. Bove was born in Spain. Bove attended the famed California Art Institute and then worked for Pixar and Disney studios.

Bove had a great hint at how to improve your illustrations. Take a great work like Alice in Wonderland, and create your own scene. Bove also loves to paint whilst traveling. Her works in this style remind me a great deal of American travel poster artist David Klein, already profiled here.

Price range information: Prints range from $100 to $500. No pricing on originals.

The artist was in charge of developing important sequences in the modern comic movie titled “Wreck it Ralph.” This was a great and successful movie about a video game character coming to life. In this clip Bove talks about this work:


As a huge fan of former Disney artist Mary Blair, I found Bove’s work to be similar in creativity and childlike freedom.

Below another great interview which also shows some artwork at various stages of development:

Below a link to the blog of Lorelay Bove. Very up to date and unique perspectives animation: