Artist of the moment…….John Dubrow

 

 

 

John Dubrow is an American Impressionist painter renown for his work with the figure. John Dubrow was born in Salem, Massachusetts in the year 1958.

Dubrow attended Syracuse University located in New York City. He also studied in London, England at the Camberwell College of Arts for one year. Dubrow went on to earn a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Dubrow was influenced by the Bay Area Figure painters. The artist that influenced him the most was Richard Diebenkorn.

When Dubrow paints a portrait he first sketches it on his Ipad.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below we catch up with our art admiring friend, James Kalm, to view a show by John Dubrow:

Dubrow was made a member of the National Academy of Design in 1999.

In this great clip we visit the studio of John Dubrow and watch him paint!:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://johndubrow.com/

Dubrow does a great job at using a variety of basic geometric shapes in his landscapes.

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Artist of the moment…….Franz Bischoff

 

 

Franz Bischoff was an American Impressionist painter renown for his landscape paintings of California. Franz Bischoff was born in Steinchönau, Austria in the year 1864. Bischoff emigrated to the United States when he was a teenager.

As a youngster Bishoff learned about design and how to paint with watercolor.

In this clip a great montage of works by the artist:

Bischoff had an excellent sense of design and built a great reputation for porcelain painting. He even taught the technique to other artists.

The artist relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1906. It was in California that he produced the best paintings of his career. He spent much time living in Los Angeles and Pasadena.

Franz Bischoff passed away in 1929.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $850,000. The artist worked mainly in oils and ceramics.

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Artist of the moment……Christina Angelina

 

 

Christina Angelina is an internationally renown American street artist. Angelina often works with the female face and figure. She reminds me of artist Swoon, both use female forms and often create wheat paste ups.

Angelina attended New York University. She went on to earn an B.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a great interview with more great murals painted by the artist:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.christinaangelina.com/

Angelina has completed several commissions for companies including Neiman Marcus. She also was hired to paint live whilst the musician Kaskade was painting on stage.

The artist often works with street artist Fin Dac to create incredible street art murals. Below we view a collaboration between the two artists:

The artist is now based out of Venice, California.

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Artist of the moment……..Tom Holland

 

 

 

Tom Holland is an American abstract artist. ¬†Tom Holland was born in Seattle, Washington in the year 1936. Holland’s work touches many movements of art including Modernism, Abstraction, and Constructivism.

Holland attended Willamette College located in Salem, Oregon. The artist also attended the University of California at Berkeley.

The artist was given a Fulbright scholarship to study art abroad in Santiago, Chile.

Holland was also the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In this clip a brief interview with Tom Holland. Many work of the artist are shown:

Holland has also taught at the collegiate level at the San Francisco Art Institute.

The artist is now based out of Berkeley, California.

Holland is part of many prominent collections including the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of New York City.

Price range information: Works in oils, watercolor, acrylics, and sculpture with prices ranging from $2,000 to $20,000.

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Artist of the moment………Jaybo Monk

 

 

Jaybo Monk is a French painter, street artist, and entrepreneur. Jaybo Monk was born in France in the year 1963. Monk grew up in France before relocating to Germany.

In this clip we visit the studio of Jaybo Monk located in Berlin, Germany:

Monk is the founder of a fashion company called Irie Daily and also started a magazine.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist has shown his work at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Below a link to the website of Jaybo Monk:

http://www.jayboisms.com/

In this clip Monk talks about the process of creating a piece of art:

Monk is another artist who enjoys the process of creation, as much as the results of his efforts.

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Artist of the moment………Artist Jim Lee

 

 

Jim Lee is an American artist working in an abstract style. The artist attended Hope College located in Holland, Michigan earning a B.A. degree. Lee went on to earn a M.F.A. from the University of Delaware located in Newark.

Lee often uses irregular shaped canvases. Not only are they irregular from the front, but often the artist uses extra wood to make the piece push out from the wall.

Lee uses many mediums in his pieces including oils, acrylics, spray paint, enamel, rubber, aluminum, latex paint, wood, staples, and fabric.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist is now based out of Brooklyn, New York.

Lee likes to focus on how a painting “lives” in its environment. How the work takes up space and fits into its surroundings. My favorite works of the artist are those pieces that use geometric based shapes with an irregular shaped canvas.

Another unique aspect is that Lee’s process often puts the painting surface through some sort of damage. This could be tearing or slicing the surface, then repairing it by sewing. For Jim Lee the work is the fun of the process!

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Artist of the moment……Peter Tunney

 

 

 

Peter Tunney is an American Pop artist renown for his creative use of text. Tunney works as a painter, photographer, installation, and collage artist. Tunney had great success with a series that specialized in skulls.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below we view the artist in his studio:

Tunney worked as an investment banker on Wall Street.

Below an interview with Peter Tunney:

The artist is based out of New York City and Miami, Florida.

Tunney shows a wonderful sense of creativity in his use of text. Some of my favorite artists working with text include Mel Bochner, Steven Powers, and Robert Cottingham.

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Artist of the moment…….Nate Lowman

 

 

Nate Lowman is a contemporary American artist renown for his subject matter of bullet holes. Nate Lowman was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in the year 1979. Lowman is a prolific painter and printmaker.

Lowman attended New York University located in New York City where he earned a B.F.A.

In this clip we view a great clip from Art Basel Miami:

Lowman is now based out of Manhattan, New York. Below we visit his studio:

Price range information: Lowman works in acrylics, oils, and inks. Prints can be found starting at $10,000. Original works can reach as high as $700,000.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://natelowman.net/

When viewing Lowman’s work I am reminded of Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. His bullet hole works are usually made by a silkscreen printed on an irregular shaped canvas.

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Artist of the moment……..Eric H. Olson

 

 

Eric H. Olson was a Swedish visual artist renown for his modernistic style. Eric Olson was born in Sweden in the year 1909. Olson was a painter and printmaker.

Olson began his art career as a landscape painter before switching to a more abstract style in the late 1930s.

Olson was among the first artists to work with light. From painting the artist went on to create works out of glass and later plexiglass.

The artist was based out of Stockholm, Sweden.

Olson worked in many mediums including painting, printmaking, sculpture, and glass. After switching to a more abstract style the artist received many commissions and many works for public places.

Eric Olson passed away in 1996.

Price range information: The artist created prints which can start at $2,000. Original sculpture works and paintings can reach as high as $20,000.

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Artist of the moment…………Shiro Takagi

 

 

Shiro Takagi was a wonderful printmaker renown for his work with the landscape and birds. Takagi Shiro was born in Hirosaki, Aomori prefecture, Japan in the year 1934.

The artist attended Musashino College of Fine Art located in Tokyo, Japan. The artist quit before graduating as he didn’t like the class structure. Takagi also studied privately with an established printmaker, Amano Kunihiro.

Takagi won many prizes at shows featuring print works in both Japan and Brazil.

Shiro Takagi passed away in 1998.

The artist is part of the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

As mentioned in a recent post, many woodblock print artists use the pattern and grain of the wood to give their finished work a high level of abstraction. Takagi sometimes uses the pattern of wood as the clouds and sky.

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