Archive for April 29, 2015

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.

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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.

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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.

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A link to the website of Aditya Aryal:

https://adityaryal.wordpress.com/

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.

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