Archive for November, 2014

Artist of the moment………Street Artist Don Mateo

 

Don Mateo is a French street artist who works with the figure. The artist works in black and white and color. Mateo also works as a gallery artist with small works on canvas. The artist works freehand and with stencils.

Mateo does much of his work on the walls of Lyon, France.

In this clip we view some of Mateo’s work that has been turned into wearable art!:

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In this clip we view the artist at work on a street painting of a child painting on a wall:

I enjoy Mateo’s work that appears on stairs the most. Its a very creative idea that is executed perfectly. One of my favorite street artists comes from France, Tilt.

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Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Ricardo AKN

 

Ricardo AKN is a street artist hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil born in the year 1979. In addition to painting large murals the artist works as an illustrator and also with plastics.

 

In this clip we view a time lapse of Ricardo AKN at work on a piece in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2006:

The artist and the Pepsi company teamed up for this series of works featuring the best football/ soccer players in the world. In this clip we take a closer look at this series of art from Rikardo AKN:

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I enjoy the style of this Brazilian artist. Though people in the art world know about the Pandolpho Twins, Os Gemeos  from Brazil, other artists such as Ricardo AKN do a great job depicting the figure in a modernist style. The artist has been very successful as a commercial artist working with companies including Pepsi, Ellus, and Nike.

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Artist of the moment……..Steven DeLair

 

Steven DeLair is fantastic painter specializing in the landscape. Steven DeLair was born in the year 1944. DeLair attended the University of Nebraska located in Lincoln, Nebraska. DeLair enjoys painting scenes that involve the beach and multiple figures.

DeLair began as an Impressionist painter working in oils. More recently he has began to work with watercolors and acrylics. With these mediums he has chosen to work in a more abstract style with an emphasis on color.

In this clip a great interview with the artist:

Price range information: Many oil on canvas works priced at $2,000 to $6,000. Works featuring acrylics on paper can be found for less than $1,000.

I enjoy the artists new direction that explores abstraction in the landscape. This new style of work reminds me of artist Wolf Kahn.

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Artist of the moment…….Mimi Chen Ting

 

Mimi Chen Ting is a wonderful abstract artist. Mimi Chen Ting was born in Shanghai, China in the year 1946.

The artist attended college in the U.S. earning  B.F.A. from San Jose State located in San Jose, Calfornia. Chen Ting went on to earn a M.F.A. from California State University.

 

In this brief clip we view some more works by Mimi Chen Ting. Its great to see them on the walls so that the viewer can picture the vast size of her works:

The artist has studios in California and New Mexico.

In this clip we visit a group show with Mimi Chen Ting’s work appearing at 40 seconds into the clip:

What I enjoy most about this artist can be found in her artistic statement. To quote her ” When I enter the studio I am the child delighting in endless possibilities.” What a great outlook at attitude to have about creating.

Below a link to the website of Mimi Chen Ting:

http://mimichenting.com/

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Artist of the moment…….Sylvan Lionni

 

 

 

Sylvan Lionni is an abstract artist who paints with very bold color. Lionni attended the School of Visual Arts located in New York City earning a B.F.A. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from Bard College located in Hudson, New York.

The artist refuses to define himself as to what kind of painter he is. Lionni believes that once you say you are this kind of artist, it closes the door to a level of creativity. The artist admires the minimalist and abstract art movements.

In this clip we visit a show with the great James Kalm featuring the work of Sylvan Lionni:

The artist has also worked as a printmaker most recently as an artist in residence at the University of Connecticut.

Lionni works mainly with arcylics and often works on unique surfaces such as steel.

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Below a link to the website of Sylvan Lionni. The homepage has what at first glance looks to be a photograph of a ruler that is in fact a painting. In creating these works the artist has created a process similar to the way manufactured steel is produced.

http://sylvanlionni.com/

Lionni is also shown in the group of artists by the great James Kalm. Lionni’s work appears at 3: 55 into the clip:

 

What I enjoy most about this artist is his sense of space and the fact that he can create remarkable works of art either abstractly or in a trompe painting style. In his trompe style his rulers often look like photographs, very impressive!

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Artist of the moment…….Joanna Pousette- Dart

 

 

Joanna Pousette- Dart is the daughter of renown French abstract painter R. Dart. Joanna Pousette- Dart is also an abstract painter who was born in New York in the year 1947. She often works trying to portray motion through space.

Pousette- Dart attended Bennington College located in Bennington, Vermont.

In this clip we visit a show from 2007 featuring Joanna Pousette- Dart with James Kalm:

The artist has taught at many colleges including Hunter College and Yale University.

Pousette- Dart is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and also awards and grants from the National Endowment of the Arts.

The artist is part of many museum collections including the Brooklyn Museum and Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

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I enjoy the many imaginative shapes employed by Joanna Pousette- Dart. Some works at first glance remind me of First Nations artists because of the shapes and color used by the artist.

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Artist of the moment……..Shirley Jaffe

 

Shirley Jaffe is an American painter renown for abstract hard edged painting style. Shirley Jaffe was born in New Jersey in the year 1923. Jaffe is a painter, printmaker, and also has worked with stained glass.

Jaffe attended Cooper Union College located in New York City.

In 1949 she moved with her husband to France. Her husband was an artist and wanted to attend the Sorbonne located in Paris, France.

Here we visit a show featuring Jaffe and other abstract painters. A wonderful piece by Jaffe is shown at 1:55 in the clip. Another work is shown at the 6:10 mark of the clip:

Once in France she became familiar with other Abstract Expressionist painters including Joan Mitchell and Ellsworth Kelly.

Jaffe received a grant and was able to study in Berlin, Germany for one year.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Shirley Jaffe from 2008:

The artist is still based out of France but returns to the States periodically for shows.

Jaffe uses gouache to prepare her ideas for larger canvases. Her large finished paintings in oils are very large with sides often exceeding 6 feet in length.

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What an outstanding painter with a wonderful use of color. The shapes and color used by Jaffe are amazing. In the video clip with James Kalm her works seems to shout “Come look at me!” when on the wall next to her contemporaries.

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Artist of the moment……..Cordy Ryman

 

 

 

Cordy Ryman is a wonderful artist working in abstractly with found and recycled materials. Cordy Ryman was born in New York City in the year 1971. Ryman works as a sculptor, painter, and installation artist. His father is also an artist, Robert Ryman.

This is one of the most artist families I have profiled! His father was a well known minimalist artist and so was his mother, Merrill Wagner. A brother named Will Ryman is also an artist.

The artist attended the Visual School of the Arts located in New York City earning a B.F.A.

Ryman works with many mediums. Most works include acrylics and enamel. Some of the other items the artist enjoys using are gorilla glue, cardboard, scrap metal, and wood.

 

In this clip we view two works of Cordy Ryman:

Here we visit a gallery show featuring the art of Cordy Ryman:

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What a great use of color and shape! And what a wonderfully artistic family! Soon we will take a closer look at his parent’s art.

 

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Artist of the moment………Rose Simpson

 

Rose Simpson is a Santa Clara Pueblo artist who is renown for her innovative sculpture. Simpson was born in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Her mother was also an ceramics artist named Roxanne Swentzell. Her father was an artist named Patrick Simpson who worked with wood and metal.

Simpson attended the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque for three years before switching colleges to the Institute of the American Indian Arts where she received her B.F.A. Simpson went on to earn a M.F.A. in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design located in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Here we view a clip from the Denver Art Museum where Rose Simpson served as the Artist in Residence:

 

A great interview with Rose Simpson talking about what inspires her:

The artist works often with Apache Skateboard artist Douglas Miles, already profiled here.

Simpson’s work is amazing to see in person. I was impressed not only by the lively look of her figures, but by their massive size. Rose Simpson is certainly a master sculptor working in a very modern and Pop style.

Make sure and check out this artist if you make it to the Denver Art Museum.

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Artist of the moment………Donald Holden

 

Donald Holden is an American painter of the landscape born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1931. Holden didn’t attend any premier art schools studying only at the Art Student’s League of New York City. Ever since a very young boy Holden enjoyed visiting the many museums and galleries of New York City.

Holden is an acclaimed art critic and has authored 20 books including a book about the work of the artist Whistler.

In this clip we view Donald Holden at work in one of his watercolor paintings of the Yellowstone National Park forest fires. His very bold and direct landscapes remind me of watercolor master John Pike:

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The artist has a sense of design that reminds me of the great Japanese woodblock artists. In many works the artist uses only two colors in his works. This makes the viewer grow more emotionally attached to his landscapes.

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