Archive for January 29, 2015

Artist of the moment………..Rande Cook

 

Rande Cook is a contemporary First Nations artist whose style blends classic native design innovative color and shapes. Rande Cook was born in Alert Bay which is located on Vancouver Island, Canada in the year 1977.

In this clip a brief interview with Rande Cook:

Cook works as a printmaker, painter, sculptor. Cook is also an outstanding jewelry designer.

Rande Cook represents the Kwakwaka’wakw people of the First Nations people.

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The artist now lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Cook has been inspired by other First Nations artist including Beau Dick, Don Yeomans, Susan Point, and Richard Hunt. The artist served as an apprentice to First Nations artist John Livingston. Cook gives Livingston a great deal of credit for teaching him carving and giving him a basis in the design of First Nations art.

Cook is a great example of the more modernist style of First Nations art we find in younger artists. The traditional dominant colors of black and red are used by Cook his art, but with the addition of bright colors including fantastic blues and yellows the viewer eye moves around the picture space constantly seeing a new image and unique color combinations not found in more traditional First Nations art.

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Artist of the moment………Street Artist L7M

 

L7M is a fantastic street artist renown for his depictions of birds. L7M also goes by the name of Luis Martins. Luis Martins was born in the year 1988 in São Paulo, Brazil. The artist began working with spray paint at the age of thirteen.

In this clip we view L7M work on some human portraits:

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Below we view more works by L7m from an exhibit in Luxembourg. Many birds and human faces are featured:

Often L7M works with mixed media including ink, pastel, and acrylics.

I really enjoy the artist’s mixture of abstraction and realism in his artwork. Especially interesting are the images of birds with their wings flapping in motion.

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