Archive for April, 2015

Artist of the moment……..Carole Feuerman



Carole Feuerman is an American artist renown for her figure sculptors. Carole Feuerman was born in Hartford, Connecticut in the year 1945.

Feuerman attended Hofstra and Temple Universities before earning her B.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts located in New York City. Whilst attending the latter school the artist designed album covers for Time Warner Records.

The artist is a past participant in the Venice Biennial.

In this clip a great sample of sculptures by Carole Feuerman:

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $1 million dollars. The artist sculpts in bronze and marble completing many public commissions.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

Below we visit the studio of the artist:

The artist does a great job at communicating the inner emotions of people in her work. My favorite works are those models who appear to be meditating with their eyes closed. Also interesting her use of oil paints and resin, the layering of oil paint also gives her work a very lifelike and artsy feel.


Artist of the moment……..Adolf Wolfli



Adolf Wolfli was a Swiss painter associated with the Art Brut or outsider movement. Adolf Wolfli was born in Bern, Switzerland in the year 1864.

The artist had an extremely difficult childhood. He was abused physically and sexually and was an orphan by the age of ten. He spent a majority of his adult life in a mental hospital. The artist would sometimes hallucinate.

In this clip a montage of works by Adolf Wolfli:

Adolf Wolfli passed away in 1930.

A collection of his artwork can be found at the Museum of Fine Arts located in Bern Switzerland.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What I enjoyed most about this artist was his sense of creativity and desire to create art just for himself, not for a gallery or client. The artist was given pencils and paper once a week, but he loved to create so much he would be out of supplies in few days. He would then trade for scraps of pencils and papers with visitors.


Artist of the moment……..Aditya Aryal



Aditya Aryal is a contemporary artist from Nepal who works in many different styles from portraits to street art.

Aryal attended college at the Kathmandu University Center for Art and Design where he earned a B.F.A.  in painting.

In this clip an interview with Aditya Aryal:

The artist is also known as street artist Sadhu-X.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the website of Aditya Aryal:

The artist works in many mediums including painting, collage, stencils, markers, and digital art. He is motivated in his own artwork by street art, graffiti, and aboriginal art.

Aryal is part of an art collective called ART LAB Collectives. The company designs murals, t- shirts, and runs their own exhibition circuit.

I enjoy his portraits the most. With its design of a big shape broken into smaller elements of color, I am reminded of the artist Chuck Close.




Artist of the moment…….Roger Hilton



Roger Hilton was a English artist renown for his abstract works. The artist was born Roger Hildesheim, but the family later changed it’s surname due to anti German feelings after the First World War. Roger Hilton was born in Northwood, London, England in the year 1911.

Hilton attended the Slade School of Art located in London, England.

Hilton served in World War 2. After a failed plan of attack by the Allied Forces, Hilton spent multiple years as a prisoner of war.

Though he was best known for his abstract art, later in his career the artist worked with the figure.

In this lengthy interview the artist’s widow talks about Mr. Hilton during a show that celebrates his 1o0th birthday:

Roger Hilton passed away in 1975.

The artist won the John Moore Painting Prize.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $300,000. Hilton worked in oils, watercolors, gouache, ink, pastel, and charcoal.

Hilton was a wonderful abstract using many different techniques of applying paint and mediums. Though he is associated with the Abstract Art movement after the War period, I enjoy his animals and figure works he painted later in his career the best. These works have almost perfect combinations of realism and abstraction.



Artist of the moment………Mr. Cenz



Mr. Cenz is a fantastic street artist based out of London, England renown for his futuristic looking images of the female face. His work crosses many genres including realism, surrealism, and abstraction.

The artist also explores letterform art.

In this clip Mr. Cenz talks about a piece he created for an event sponsored by Liquitex Art Supplies:

The artist began to experiment with graffiti in 1988.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a longer interview with Mr. Cenz speaking about his work:

Below a link to the website of Mr. Cenz:

What I enjoy most about Mr. Cenz is how many elements from different styles of art are explored. Using letterform he taps into the great graffiti taggers of the past.

He often uses photos from fashion magazines for reference, but the end product is very modern looking female face. The abstract lines and his use of color gives his work a unique and futuristic feel.



Artist of the moment……..Jeaze Oner



Jeaze Oner is an French street artist renown for his work with the face and figure. Jeaze Oner was born in the year 1985. He began to experiment with street art when he was fourteen years of age.

The artist is based out of Montpelier, France.

Below a link to the Tumbler page featuring many works by Jeaze Oner:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a time lapse clip of Jeaze Oner at work on a very creative piece. On some occasions the artist uses an object already in place in his art, giving his work a three dimensional feel. This is a great example of one these works:

In this clip another great three dimensional piece by Jeaze Oner, the creation of the first work in the picture gallery:

What a very innovative artist!


Artist of the moment………Qavavau Manumie


Qavavau Manumie is a contemporary Inuit artist renown for his drawings of animals and people. Qavavau Manumie was born in Brandon, Manitoba in the year 1958.

The artist is now based out of Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada.

His first solo exhibition took place in 2008. In this clip we view a show featuring Manumie that took place in 2012:

Manumie was one of the featured artist in the 2015 Cape Dorset print calendar.

Below a great interview with the artist:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

I enjoy the Pop art aspect of Manumie’s art. Though he works with traditional Inuit motifs, the artist also pays homage to modern items such as stiletto high heeled shoes. From a design aspect, his work is similar in composition to Kenjuak Ashevak.



Artist of the moment……..Jack Roth


Jack Roth was an American painter associated with the Abstract Expressionist and Color Field movements. Jack Roth was born in Brockway, Pennsylvania in the year 1927.

Most of the body of work of Jack Roth was painted in acrylics.

Roth attended the California School of Fine Arts. Roth went on to earn a M.F.A. from the State University of Iowa. The artist also earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Duke University.

The artist was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Jack Roth passed away in 2004.

Roth is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Roth had a wonderful sense of color and was great at using innovative shapes in his compositions.


Artist of the moment………..Ron Van Der Ende


Ron Van Der Ende is a Dutch artist who makes bas reliefs out of found wood. Ron Van Der Ende was born in Delft, the Netherlands in 1965. The artist attended what is now called the Willem De Kooning Academie based out of Rotterdam.

Van Der Ende is based out of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Ron Van Der Ende. The views from this clip show how dimensional his work appears:

Below a link to the website of Van Der Ende. Its a great website with many large sized images:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

My favorite aspect of the artists work is the incredible feeling of three dimensions I find in his art. Another great aspect that comes from using found wood his automobiles looked worn and aged.

If you enjoy this style of work as much as I do be sure and check out another Dutch artist renown for producing the same type of wall reliefs out of salvaged wood that use shoes as the main subject matter, Diederick Kraaijeveld.





Artist of the moment……..Tomie Ohtake


Tomie Ohtake was an outstanding Japanese/ Brazilian painter renown for her abstract style. Ohtake was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor.

Tomie Ohtake was born in Kyoto, Japan in the year 1913. When she was in her early twenties she went to visit a brother who was living in Brazil. During her visit World War 2 began, she was unable to leave Brazil, and she never returned to Japan settling permanently in Brazil.

Below a short montage of works by Tomie Ohtake that shows many of her public works:

In this clip we view a series of glass mosaic tiles designed by Tomie Ohtake that are on permanent display at a subway station in Sao Paulo, Brazil:

Ohtake represented Brazil on multiple occasions at the Venice and Sao Paulo Biennials.

The artist had a son who went on to become a world renown architect renown for innovative styles named Ruy Ohtake.

Tomie Ohtake passed away on February 12 of 2015 at the age of 101 years old.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

With her use of such innovative shapes the artist was at the fore front of contemporary art in Brazil paving the way for such artists as Beatrice Milhazes.


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