Archive for May 18, 2015

Artists of the moment………..Hadieh Shafie



Hadieh Shafie is an Iranian artist renown her mixed media works that involve small circles of Farsi text and are rolled and put together to form some incredible works of art.

Hadieh Shafie was born in Tehran, Iran in the year 1969. The artist earned a B.F.A. in painting from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Shafie went on to post graduate studies earning a M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute located in New York City. In 2004 Shafie earned a M.F.A. in digital art from University of Maryland located in Baltimore.

The artist is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the British Museum of London, England.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $70,000.

Below a great short documentary on Hadieh Shafie:

The artist has certain themes in her work that she likes to focus on which are time, repetition, and process.

What I enjoy most about this artist is how she brings about her own personal experiences to the art world. Some certain texts were prohibited in her country so that now in her work she enjoys using the text, often writing it herself, and rolling it up and making a great work out of art out of her political thoughts. What a unique idea!

The end result of her work reminds me of American artist Amelia Caruso, whose basis of art is also the shape of the circle.




Artist of the moment……..Tristan Eaton


Tristan Eaton is an American street artist renown for his work with patterns and the human face and figure. Tristan Eaton was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1978.

Tristan Eaton is based out of Los Angeles, California. The artist is influenced by comic books, the skateboard culture, and the graffiti culture.

In this clip we view the artist at work at piece from February of 2015:

Below a link to the website of the artist. Many murals are shown here:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In addition to painting wonderful murals for us to enjoy Tristan Eaton is also a toy designer. Here we visit his studio and catch a glimpse of some figures he designed. The artist has worked with the toy producer Kidrobot:

I love the design aspect of this artists work. He includes patterns and abstract designs that remind me of the way Chuck Close depicts the face. Very abstract but yet real at the same time.