Archive for April 13, 2015

Artist of the moment……..Akbar Padamsee



Akbar Padamsee is a contemporary  painter from India renown for his surrealist style, and his work with the figure. In addition to painting Padamsee is a printmaker, sculptor, photographer, and film maker.

Akbar Padamsee was born in Mumbai, India in the year 1928. Padamsee attended the Sir J.J. School of Art.

One unique style of painting associated with Akbar Padamsee is discussed, the Metascape. These are mental landscapes which are discussed in further detail in this clip:

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $1 million. As a painter he uses watercolors, acrylics, and oils.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

Below a curator and the artist talk about a well known work he completed in 1952:

Padamsee is a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

The artist has participated in the Venice Biennial multiple times.

What a unique style the artist has created. His metascapes are my favorite for the emotional content they give the viewer.



Artist of the moment……….Street Artist El Mac



El Mac is an American street artist renown for his realism style and working with the figure. El Mac was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1980. El Mac is a painter and muralist. He has painted commissioned mural works in the United States, Canada, South Korea, and Europe.

El Mac’s government name is Miles “Mac” MacGregor.

The artist began painting using acrylics in the 1990s. El Mac wrote graffiti and also painted figurative works as he developed his current street art style.

In this clip we visit a commissioned piece from a company called Eventscape, that is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

A link to the website of El Mac:

Sometimes the artist works with Retna on collaborative works.

Below a longer interview with El Mac talking about his artwork and his artistic statement:

El Mac is based out of Los Angeles, California.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

El Mac has a fantastic sense of design. Though his work is grouped with realist artists, I enjoy the parts of his work that are more on the abstract side such as the designs he places in his backgrounds.