Archive for February 5, 2015

Artist of the moment………..Lyubov Popova



Lyubov or Liubov Popova was a Russian artist who was part of the Constructivist and Cubist movements. Lyubov Popova was born in the Russian Empire in the year 1889. Her family was wealthy and owned a textile factory. Popova was a painter and collage artist. Popova emphasized geometric shapes and colour in her work.

Popova studied privately with artists Stanislav Zhukovsky and Konstantin Yuon. Another influence was artist Vladimir Taitlin.

Popova also worked as a commercial artist producing posters during her country’s Civil War.

The artist also spent a great deal of time teaching contemporary artistic theory and practice. She also designed textiles for production in her own factory. These textiles replaced the normal floral and botanical fabric with her signature style of design using bold colour and geometric shapes.

Below a wonderful montage of works by Liubov Popova:

Popova’s painting output severely slowed as the 1920s began. Popova had a son and from her child contracted scarlet fever and died in 1924.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $1 million. Popova worked in oils, crayons, and watercolors.





Artist of the moment……..Ned Evans


Ned Evans is a fantastic contemporary artist renown for his abstract art. Ned Evans was born in Burbank, California in the year 1950.

Evans attended the University of California at Irvine eventually earning a masters of fine arts degree.

In this clip we view some works from show featuring Ned Evans in 2013:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Evans often uses mixed media, with acrylics being his base.

The artist is now based out of Venice, California.

Here we view some of Evans work that is he calls resin reliefs. These works are inspired by Ned Evans’ love of surfing and surfboards:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

Evans is a wonderful abstract artist whose work has a little of Dale Chihuly, especially in the resin forms. His work also reminds of the Constructivist artists,with his use of basic geometric shapes and colour.