Artist of the moment……..Nicholas Galanin

 

 

Nicholas Galanin is an American multiple medium artist from Alaska. Nicholas Galanin was born in Sitka, Alaska in the year 1979. The artist works as a sculptor, with video and other digital mediums, and photographer. Galanin also is a musician.

Galanin studied at the collegiate level abroad earning a B.F.A. from London Guildenhall University. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from Massey University located in New Zealand.

Below a great interview with Nicholas Galanin:

Galanin represents the Tinglit and Aleut nations.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

One series done by Galanin featured sculptures of faces made from books, sometimes using as many as 2,000 pages. In this works the end sculpture might be a mask made from a book on Tinglit history. He even created a mask using a bible.

Galanin lists photographer Ed Curtis as a major influence. Curtis was known for his black and white images of Native Americans.

Below a link  to the website of the artist:

http://galan.in/

What I enjoy most about this artist is the way he mixes cultures such as French design with First Nations masks.

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3 Comments »

  1. nannus Said:

    Very innovative twist to the motives of north-west-cost art, taking a new direction and making new statements and still playing with the traditional forms. These “mask-books” remind of the transformation masks. Fascinating.

  2. nannus Said:

    I think the one but last picture slipped in here by mistake.

    • nannus Said:

      The picture is identical to the first one in the article before (Mathew Brand). So I think it must be wrong in one of these articles.


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