Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

Artist of the moment…….Alaniz




Alaniz is a contemporary street artist renown for his wheat pastes of the face and figure.

Alaniz was born in Argentina. The artist now resides in Berlin,Germany.

Below a link to the artist’s website:


In this great clip we are taken on a tour of the best locations to view street art in Berlin, Germany:

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Below we view a time lapse of the artist at work on a mural:

Alaniz does a great job at portraying the emotions of his characters.


Artist of the moment………Street Artist Elian Chali



Elian Chali is a Argentinian street artist who works in a modern abstract style with a very colorful palette. Elian Chali was born in Cordoba, Argentina in the year 1981.

Chali had his first solo exhibition in 2010. The artist creates limited edition prints.

On occasion the artist has worked with Alexis Diaz. In this clip we take a look at some works by these two great street artists:

Below a link to the website of Elian Chali:

Below a great interview with the artist:

The artist is based out of Cordoba.

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Elian Chali has a wonderful style of street art. His use of abstract shapes and bright colors are sure to enlighten the day of anyone who passes by his art.


Artist of the moment……….Street Artist Pastel



Pastel is a street artist and architect from the country of Argentina.

Pastel often works with flowers and landscapes as his subject matter. Arrowheads are another subject often painted by the artist.

Pastel’s government name is Francisco Diaz.

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Below a link to the website of the artist:

If you like Pastel’s work be sure and check out floral painter Robert Kushner. Both artists plants and especially leaves have a fantastic sense of life.

Pastel’s wonderful flowers might be better than real flowers because they last so much longer!


Artist of the moment……..Diego Jacobson


Diego Jacobson is a fantastic artist who has overcome extremely difficult health problems to thrive as an Abstract Expressionist painter. Diego Jacobson was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The artist suffers from a disease called dystonia. This disease causes the body to shake and have uncontrollable tremors. The artist started showing symptoms of this disease when he was eight years of age.

By the time he was 13 his family decided he should have surgery to try and correct the problems. After the surgery he said it corrected about 90% of the neurological problems he was having.

The artist describe his process of a combination of cooperating with the paint and the canvas until he finds the feeling he is looking for.

Jacobson was inspired to become a painter after the artwork of famed Beatle musician Sir Paul McCartney.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist:

What a great example of why art is great!

Below a link to the website of Diego Jacobson:

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The artist also talks about how he is unable to write. That is why I think its so creative that has found a way to include text in his paintings without having to write it.




Artist of the moment…….Street Artist Alaniz


Alaniz is a fantastic street artist from Argentina. Alaniz works with the face and figure. Alaniz was born in the Andes mountains of Argentina.

The artist is now based out of Berlin, Germany.

He began by making small paste ups but now makes very large murals using a mix of rollers and brushes.

In this clip we view Alaniz at work on a piece for the Street Art Museum located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Artist of the moment……..Xul Solar


Xul Solar was from Argentina and renown for his highly stylized landscape paintings. Xul Solar was born in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina in the year 1887. Solar was a Modernist painter, sculptor, and writer.

The artist’s full name was Oscar Alejandro Schultz Solari. He officially changed his name to Xul Solar somewhere between in 1916 and 1917.

He enjoyed exploring such ideas as religion and astrology in his work. His first major exhibition was in 1920.

The artist studied music and architecture.

Over his career his preferred medium of choice was watercolor.

Xul Solar passed away in 1963.

Below a montage of works by Xul Solar:

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $100,000. Solar painted in watercolor, tempera, and oils.

Solar was always creating and invented his own languages. The artist also devised newer versions of classic items such as a piano that featured three rows of keys.

What a fascinating artist. He reminds me of Dali for his unrelenting creativity and mastery of multiple mediums.



Artist of the moment……..Luis Tomasello



Luis Tomasello was an Argentinian artist renown for his Op Art style. Tomasello was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. Luis Tomasello was born in Buenos Aires, La Plata, Argentina in the year 1915. Tomasello is renown for his style of placing white cubes on a white surface that play with shadows and reflections of light.

The artist studied for six years at the National Academy in Buenos Aires. He then went on to study at the Academy of Art Ernesto de la C√°rcova for an additional two years.

In 1957 the artist moved to Paris, France. At that time Tomsello was part of a niche that included many Latin American artists living in Paris.

In this clip a brief interview with Luis Tomasello:

Luis Tomasello passed away in 2014 at the age of 99.

Price range information: Prints can be found starting around $10,000. Original works in acrylics range from $20,000 to $150,000. Works in wood range from $25,000 to $225,000.

Other Op Art masters already profiled here include Carlos Cruz- Diaz, Victor Vasarely, and Bridget Riley.

Here we look at very close up view of a work from Tomasello:

Tomasello reminds me of Carlos Cruz Diez as both artists pushed Op Art from images appearing on flat surfaces to three dimensional works.


Artist of the moment………..Roberto Aizenberg


Roberto (Bobbie) Aizenberg was modernist painter and sculptor from Argentina. Roberto Aizenberg was born in Federal, Entre Rios, Argentina, in the year 1928. Aizenberg attended the National College located in Buenes Aires, Argentina.

Aizenberg is associated with the Surrealist movement.

Below a montage of works by Roberto Aizenberg:

The artist began his working career as an architect before finding art. Aizenberg had his first solo exhibition at the age of 30 years of age.

His medium of choice was oil paint. The artist employed certain additives that greatly slowed the drying time.

Roberto Aizenberg passed away in 1996 at the age of 73 years of age.

Price range information: Works range from $30,000 to $150,000.

Aizenberg had a great talent for creating unique shapes and giving his work a great feeling of dimension.


Artist of the moment……Street artist Dotz


Dotz is a street artist from Argentina who works with dinosaurs as his main subject matter. The artist was looking for something that he could portray on very large scale for street art. The dinosaur fit this idea perfectly.

Dotz is based out of Santa Rosa, Argentina.

Argentina has many types of dinosaurs and the artist has been intrigued by dinosaurs since he was a young child.

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Dotz has a very unique subject matter just perfect for street art. Though many street artist portray monsters and alien creatures, Dotz chooses to represent dinosaurs that actually used to exist such as the T-Rex. I have always enjoyed dinosaurs as my father was fascinated by them when I was young, what a great subject matter for street art!




Artist of the moment………Tulio De Sagastizabal

Tulio De Sagastizabal is a painter born in Posada, Misiones, Argentina in the year 1948. Tulio De Sagastizabal is renown for his abstract works featuring many lines of color.

The artist studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he studied at a top high school. Sagastizabal also took workshops from many top regional artists.

He began his career in 1978.

Price range information: Sorry none available. Sagastizabal works in oils and acrylics.

In this clip we view a show for the artist given in 2011:

I enjoy his works for their creative use of line and also his bright and colorful palette.


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