Archive for October 12, 2014

Artist of the moment………Daniel Zeller


Daniel Zeller is a wonderful abstract artist whose finished works resemble maps. Daniel Zeller was born in San Rafael, California in the year 1965. For his collegiate education the artist attended the University of Connecticut where he earned a B.F.A. in art and sculpture. Zeller went on to earn a M.F.A. also in art and sculpture from the University of Massachusetts.

Zeller uses many items in composing a work. Some of these include actual topographical maps, diagrams, graphs, and even satellite images. The artist says in his artistic statement he is trying to portray a three dimensional world on a flat surface.

In this clip we visit the studio of the artist:

In this clip we view a show featuring Daniel Zeller from 2013:

I enjoy the creative shapes used by the artist. His shapes that he uses with yellow and white give each of his work an Op Art feeling. If you enjoy the work of this artist be sure and check out my post on artist Julie Mehretu. She also uses a variety of influences including architecture in developing her abstract works.

Price range information: Sorry none available.



Artist of the moment……..Tom Killion


Tom Killion is an American artist working in Japanese woodblock style portraying images of the landscape. Killion is renown for his works for the conservancy and wildlife efforts and works including the Sierra Nevada Mountains and other national parks and landscapes.

Tom Killion was born in Mill Valley, California. He grew up in the region and his entire life he has been surrounded by wonderful artistic vistas. Killion studied history and the art of printmaking at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Killion went on to earn a master’s degree with studies on African history at Stanford University.

In this clip we learn more about the process Killion uses to produce his woodblock prints:

Here we view an interview with Tom Killion from 2013:

The artist spent many years in Africa working on humanitarian projects. Much of his work is done to help raise money for these charities.

Price range information: Many wonderful giclee prints start around $200.

Below a link to the website of Tom Killion: