Posts Tagged ‘american’

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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Artists of the moment………The Hautman Brothers

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Three brothers from Minnesota won the first, second, and third places in the United States Federal Duck Stamp competition. The artists don’t receive any cash prizes, but make money from selling prints of the stamps. The brothers are very successful as a businessman as their works appears on many decorative items found around the house including towels, blankets, and curtains.

Below is the first place painting of the 2015 Duck Stamp competition by Joseph Hautman.

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The trio has won the Federal Duck Stamp competition a total of ten times.

In this clip a brief look at some works by the trio:

Below a link to the website featuring Duck Stamp works. As a group their art has appeared on more than 50 stamps!

http://www.hautman.com/ducks.html

The brothers work with acrylic paint.

Below the second place finisher in the 2015 Duck Stamp competition, Robert Hautman.

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Price range information: Prints of the winning artwork can be found for $250.

What a great family of artists! Its great to see artists doing well as businessman, but also helping to raise money for waterfowl conservation.

And to close the third place finisher in the annual competition, James Hautman.

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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…….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………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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