Archive for March 12, 2015

Artist of the moment…….Paul Sietsema


Paul Sietsema is an American artist renown for his black and white realist images based on photographic images. Paul Sietsema was born in the year 1968. The artist works as a painter, photographer, and film maker.


The artist attended the University of California at Berkeley. Sietsema went on to earn a M.F.A.from U.C.L.A.

As a film maker the artist finds a subject and then immerses himself in exploring that subject. These works usually show examples of art made by Sietsema in conjunction with his studies of the subject and can take multiple years to complete.

Below we visit a show featuring Sietsema from 2011:

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He is a Guggenheim Fellow.

In this clip we view a show featuring Sietsema from 2014:

Sietsema works out of Los Angeles, California and Berlin, Germany.



Artist of the moment…….Zenita Komad


Zenita Komad is a contemporary artist from Austria working in a modern style. Zenita Komad was born in Austria in the year 1980. Komad is a painter and photographer.

The artist often adds text or a form of dimensionality to her artwork.

Komad attended the Academy of Fine Art and the University of Applied Art located in Austria.

The artist is based out of Vienna, Austria.

The artist is part of collections in Europe, South Korea, and the United States.

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Below we visit a gallery show from 2008 featuring the work of Zenita Komad. Her installations are very large and playful and remind me of American artist Jeff Koons:

Komad is a great example of a modern Pop artist.


Artist of the moment…….Chris Armstrong


Chris Armstrong is a contemporary artist renown for his paintings of the ocean and sea. His father is also a painter in the realist style, David Armstrong.

His father is a representational painter producing watercolors of the American landscape.

Armstrong attended Bucknell University located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from New York University. He was also able to study abroad in Florence, Italy.


Below a link to the website of Chris Armstrong:

Of the many painters of land and sea profiled here the artist reminds me most of Ran Ortner. Both artists do a great job at capturing the vastness and color of the sea and sky.

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