Archive for March 8, 2015

Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Moneyless



Moneyless is an Italian born street artist renown for his three dimensional installation works and paintings of basic geometric shapes.  Moneyless also goes by the name of Teo Pirisi. The artist has used his background as a street artist and his studies of industrial architecture and design to develop his own unique language of expression and art.

Teo Pirisi was born in the year 1980.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist attended the Fine Art Academy located in Carrara, Italy where he studied industrial design and architecture. He also attended the Higher Institute for Artistic Industries located in Florence, Italy.

Below we view a time lapse of Moneyless as he works on a painting:

Moneyless was heavily influenced by the street and graffiti art of Tuscany, Italy.

Below a link to the website of Moneyless:

The artist says his work and the shapes involved represent ideas.

Below a quick glimpse of a gallery show featuring the paintings and drawings of Moneyless. These works remind me of when I was very young and two of my favorite toys were the Spirograph and the Slinky.


Artist of the moment……Janangoo Butcher Cherel



Janangoo Butcher Cherel was an Australian Aboriginal artist renown for abstract works with many fun shapes.

Janangoo Butcher Cherel was born close to the year 1920, no exact birth date is given.

The artist was self taught and similar to Grandma Moses, began his art career as he began his later years in life.

His works are said to be metaphorical representations of his life and cultural experiences.

Janangoo Butcher Cherel passed away in 2009.

What I enjoy most about this artist is his use and variety of shape. Many Aboriginal works are very repetitive in their use of shape. Often the viewer can get the idea of wind blowing through blades of grass. One shape repeated several hundred, if not a thousand times in the artwork.

Janagoo Butcher Cherel used many different kinds of shapes in his artwork. He is also one of few Aboriginal artists to try to depict realistic subject matter such as birds and water lilies.

Price range information: The artist created most works using watercolors or polymer paints. Original works range from $5,000 to $20,000.


Artist of the moment………Maya Hayuk



Maya Hayuk is a contemporary American street artist renown for her abstract work with geometric shapes. Maya Hayuk was born in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1969.

Hayuk attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design located in Boston. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Art and also in Odessa, Urkaine.

The artist works in various sizes from multiple story size murals to smaller works such as the hamburger in the gallery.

In 2013 the artist was chosen for a show at the gallery of the University of California at Los Angeles. In this clip we visit this show:

In addition to painting Hayuk has worked in many mediums including photography, printmaking, and writing. She has also curated many exhibitions.

Hayuk draws on patterns that exist in real life including mandalas and patterns found on manicured nail art. Mandalas are part of the Hindu and Buddhist religions and they are circular shapes that represent the universe.

Below the artist talks about a very large mural she created:

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Below a link to the website of Maya Hayuk:

The artist has a wonderful sense of design and color. Her shapes and bold color choices remind me of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes.