Archive for March 28, 2015

Artist of the moment……..Laura Owens


Laura Owens is an American painter who works as an abstract and representational painter. Laura Owens was born in Euclid, Ohio in the year 1970. The artist also produces collages and is an active printmaker.

Owens attended the Skowhegan School of Art located in Maine. She also earned a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. The artist also went on to earn a M.F.A. from the California Institute for the Arts located in Valencia.

The artist is now based out of Los Angeles, California.

For inspiration the artist looks to embroidery patterns and landscape painters of the East including Japan and China.

In this clip we view a show featuring Laura Owens that took place in 2013:

The artist works in many mediums including oils, watercolors, acrylics, and pastels.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $350,000.

Below a link to the website of Laura Owens:

Laura Owens has mastered the art of design and its apparent in both her abstract and more representational works. Her landscapes remind me of contemporary artist Julian Opie. Opie has a similar design in his landscape works and often will add a digital element such as moving water or flowers in his work.

Below we  explore printmaking with Laura Owens:

Her work also reminds me of artist James Havard. Havard was one of the first artists to explore abstract illusionism. This is where an objects floats in space above other abstract elements, but with one object casting a reflection. We can always expect a unique design idea and wonderful execution by Laura Owens.



Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Gonzalo Borondo


Gonzalo Borondo is a Spanish street artist who is renown for his work with the face and figure. Gonzalo Borondo was born in Segovia, Spain.

The artist attended college in Madrid and also the Academy of Art in Rome, Italy.

In this clip we view a show featuring Borondo that took place 2012 in Italy:

The artist often uses multiple figures sometimes facing away from the viewer in his work. This helps to make his work very realistic and action. He also enjoys painting the corners where two sides of a building meet.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a fantastic time lapse video of Bordondo working in Istanbul, Turkey:

Borondo has done a great amount of work in the city of London, England.

One artist that has provided a great deal of inspiration for Borondo was the Spanish master Goya.

Below a link to the website of Gonzalo Borondo: