Posts Tagged ‘abstract’

Artist of the moment……Phil Frost

 

 

 

Phil Frost is a contemporary American artist. The artist works with subjects and designs representing the urban culture of America. The artist enjoys working with the face and paints it in a way that incorporates tribalism and masks.

Frost is a self taught artist who began writing on walls and making graffiti.

In many works Frost includes a totem pole.

Below we visit a show that features Barry McGee, already covered on my other website, and Phil Frost. Frost’s work is shown at the 1:10 part of the clip:

His creative process includes beginning with a black and white image, and then layering colorful found images on top.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $125,000. Frost works in oils, acrylics, collage, pen and ink, and enamel with many works containing a mixture of these mediums.

We close by visiting another show featuring the work of Phil Frost:

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Artist of the moment…..Cody Hooper

 

 

 

Cody Hooper is a fantastic American abstract artist. Cody Hooper was born in Perrytown, Texas in the year 1978.

Hooper studied with watercolorist Barbara Hughes for many years. With Hughes he learned the basics of watercolor, design, and how to get different textures on his painting surfaces.

Below we view a work by Cody Hooper up close. Its important to see his works up close as he creates varying amounts of surface texture:

During the past few years Hooper has become an abstract painter. The artist is always looking to other forms of art for inspiration.

Hooper is based out of Sante Fe, New Mexico.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

 

Artist of the moment……David Simpson

 

 

David Simpson is an American abstract painter. David Simpson was born in Pasadena, California in the year 1928. Simpson attended the California School of Fine Art. (The school is now called the San Francisco Art Institute.) Simpson went on to earn a M.F.A. from San Francisco State College.

The artist taught at the collegiate level at the University of California Berkeley.

Simpson is now based out of Berkley, California.

Below an interview with David Simpson talking about a solo exhibition given at the University of Wyoming Art Museum:

The artist has exhibited his work at the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Simpson sometimes uses acrylics and metallic based paints which gives a wonderful shimmering effect of light in his work.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment……..Tomory Dodge

 

 

Tomory Dodge is an American painter renown for his very large abstract paintings. Tomory Dodge was born in Denver, Colorado in the year 1974.

Dodge attended the Rhode Island School of Design located in Providence, Rhode Island earning a B.F.A in painting. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts located in Valencia, California.

In this clip a short lecture giving by Tomory Dodge at the Otis College located in Los Angeles, California:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Dodge was given a grant as an M.F.A. student from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Below a brief interview with the artist from 2014:

Dodge is now based out of Los Angeles, California.

Tomory Dodge has created a wonderful and more abstract style in his later works. His later works with their bold and thick paint might appear as if the just created them spontaneously, but most of his large scale works takes months of painting to complete.

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Artist of the moment……..Tom Holland

 

 

 

Tom Holland is an American abstract artist. ┬áTom 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………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……..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……..John Bisbee

 

 

John Bisbee is an American sculptor renown for using nails in most of his artwork. John Bisbee was born in the year 1965.

The artist attended the Skowhegan School of Art and earned a B.F.A. from Alfred University.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we visit the studio of John Bisbee:

Bisbee is also an art professor working for Bowdoin College located in Brunswick, Maine.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.johnbisbee.com/

Below a brief interview with John Bisbee:

Artists who work with found materials often use make realistic items. Bisbee has his own unique style which is just looking for a creative shape.

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Artist of the moment……..Dorothea Rockburne

 

 

Dorothea Rockburne is a Canadian painter renown for her abstract style. Dorothea Rockburne was born in Monteal, Quebec, Canada in the year 1932.

In 1950 Rockburne relocated to the United States where she studied art at Black Mountain College located in North Carolina. In the United States she also would go on to meet a mathematician who greatly influenced her ideas of design, Max Dehn. Rockburne also studied under artists Philip Guston and Franz Kline.

Below we check out a great clip from the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City to view a work of art that draws itself!:

In addition to mathematics Rockburne finds inspiration for her work in the field of astronomy.

The artist relocated to New York City in 1955.

Rockburne is member of the National Academy of Design.

Below we catch up with our fellow art enthusiast James Kalm and view a show featuring Dorothea Rockburne. Rockburne’s work is featured at the one minute mark in the clip:

The artist is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Price range information: The artist works as a printmaker and painter with prices ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.

Two other artist’s who have done works influenced by space and astronomy are Fred Tomaselli and Vija Clemins. All three artists do a great job at using smaller geometric shapes to create larger abstract works.

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Artist of the moment…..Jeremy Deprez

 

 

Jeremy Deprez is an American artist renown for his blend of abstract and Op Art style. Jeremy Deprez was born in Portland, Maine in the year 1983.

Deprez attended the University of Houston, Texas where he earned an M.F.A.

Below a brief interview with Jeremy Deprez:

For some of his abstract works the artist becomes a realist painter! The paintings are representations of children’s artificial clay, like the brand Play-doh, that the artist lumped together.

Deprez is now based out of Houston, Texas.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Expect great things to come from this artist who in 2015 had his first solo exhibition in New York City. The artist has a great use of color. The abstract shapes in his work are also very interesting.

The idea of painting a ball of clay is very unique!

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