Posts Tagged ‘art duo’

Artist of the moment…….Hari Panicker and Deepti Nair



Hari Panicker and Deepti Nair are a young artistic duo from India who are renown for their work with cut paper and lightboxes.

Hari Panicker was born in Mumbai, India in the year 1980. He studied graphic design and illustration in college and has worked in the industry as an album designer. Paniker was also in management for MTV networks of India.

The artist enjoys drawing and creating monsters.

Panicker is inspired by Balinese shadow puppets.

Below we take a closer look at one of the duo’s signature lightboxes:

Deepti Nair was also born in India in the year 1981. Nair enjoys working with papercuts and clay. She works in the technology industry as an interaction designer. Since she works with technology so much with her day job she prefers to do without when she is creating art.

The duo have been creating their lightboxes since 2010.

This creative team is now based out of Black Book Gallery looked in downtown Denver. This is an awesome gallery to view many of the artists listed here such as Ben Eine and ROA.

Price range information: Most original works are priced $2,000 to $5,000.

These are remarkable works of art made from paper. I am so impressed with the feeling and emotion of the scene the viewer gets when the piece is turned on. They are lit from behind with a L.E.D. light.


Artists of the moment……..Gene and Rebecca Tobey

Gene and Rebecca Tobey were a wonderful artistic duo who worked mainly with ceramics producing wonderful modernist animal works.

Gene Tobey was born in Utah in the year 1945. Gene worked as a pottery instructor at Casper Community College located in Casper, Wyoming. Gene also taught in Oregon.

Gene Tobey passed away from cancer in 2006 at the age of 60.

Below are some works by Gene Tobey:


Rebecca Tobey has also worked in a similar style as her husband using ceramics to produce modernist animals.

Rebecca Tobey was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the year 1948. Her mother enjoyed painting and her father a scientist. Tobey attended Adelphi University located in New York City.

Below are some works made by Rebecca Tobey. Rebecca has also produced wonderful watercolor paintings on embossed paper.



As a couple the team did many large works including a statue for the School of Law located at Baylor University located in Texas. Gene and Rebecca Tobey were married in 1985. The duo was based out of Mason, Texas. As a couple the team experimented with new mediums including bronzes.

The couple met in Sante Fe, New Mexico in the year 1984. Rebecca was a gallery director and Gene was showing his pottery at this location.

As a team Gene was the sculptor and Rebecca was the glaze technician.

Below are some wonderful works made by the duo.

What a unique and modernist work. Many schools of art including the Shona artists of Zimbabwe seem to be represented in their works. My favorite are the buffalo with painted birds. Very unique!

Below a clip featuring the Tobey family:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

I usually include a link to artist’s website but my McAfee Site Advisor appeared before trying to enter the site so I will not post a link at this moment.

What a wonderful artistic family!