Archive for April 4, 2015

Artist of the moment……….Street Artist Ganzeer

 

 

Ganzeer is an Egyptian street artist who has made the jump to Pop Art star after the Egyptian revolution of 2011. Ganzeer works in many mediums including graphic design, installations, stencils, comic books, and public art. Ganzeer’s government name is Mohamed Fahmy.

The artist calls his work Concept Pop Art. The idea is to take a very iconic image and make people more aware of the problem. Fahmy often has painted murals of those who died during a political event.

Before the revolution occurred street art was seldom seen anywhere in Egypt. Ganzeer was one of the first artists to use his art to promote a political agenda.

His work has been shown in Europe, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America.

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Below a link to the website of Ganzeer:

http://www.ganzeer.com/

Ganzeer is now based out of Brooklyn, New York. Below a brief interview with Ganzeer talking about his  adventures in America:

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Artist of the moment………Francis Blackbear Bosin

 

Francis Blackbear Bosin was a Native American artist born in Cyril, Oklahoma in the year 1921. Bosin was a painter, muralist, ¬†and sculptor. His most famous sculpture is that of a Native American man giving a blessing to the sky. This sculpture is over 40 feet in height and is titled “Keeper of the Plains.” This image is number three from the top in the picture gallery.

Bosin had both Comanche/Kiowa in his background. The artist was given two scholarships for collegiate art studies, but turned them down due to his family obligations.

The artist was part of the United States Marine Corps and served in World War 2.

Blackbear Bosin is associated with the Surrealist movement.

Below a short clip from a documentary made on Francis Blackbear Bosin:

Francis Blackbear Bosin passed away in 1980.

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