Archive for July 16, 2015

Artist of the moment…….Street Artist 108

 

 

108 is an Italian street artist famous for his black and gloomy paintings of organic shapes. 108 was born in Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy in the year 1978.

The artist began as a graffiti writer.

In this clip we view the artist at work on a large mural via time lapse. Its very interesting to see how much thought and layering of colors takes place in one of his signature “blob” works:

108 was one of the first artists to use numbers, rather than letters for his signature.

108 has created works on the wall in both Europe and the United States.

Below a link to the website of 108:

http://www.108nero.com/

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment…….Oswaldo Vigas

 

 

Oswaldo Vigas was one of the most famous Venezuelan artists of all time. Oswaldo Vigas was born in Valencia, Carabobo, Valenzuela in the year 1923.

Vigas attended college where he studied medicine, but never practiced. After finishing with school he immediately pursued a career in the arts attending several local universities before moving to Paris, France and studying at the Ecole des Beaux Arts.

Below we visit the studio of Oswaldo Vigas. The interview has English subtitles:

One of Vigas’ favorite subjects to paint were witches.

Oswaldo Vigas passed away on his 90th birthday in 2014.

Over his lifetime the artist had more than 100 solo exhibitions of his works.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $250,000. The artist was a painter, print maker, sculptor, and ceramics artist. He worked in oils, acrylics, and gouache.

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