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Artist of the moment………..Sarah Emerson

 

Sarah Emerson is an American street artist renown for her very large murals. Sarah Emerson was born in the year 1974. Emerson is a painter and printmaker.

Emerson attended the Atlanta College of Art earning a bachelors degree. She went on to earn a M.F.A. from Goldsmith’s College of Art located in London, England.

Below we view a show featuring the work and brief interview of Sarah Emerson that took place in 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida:

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Emerson works mainly with acrylics.

A link to the website of the artist:

http://www.sarahemerson.com/

Emerson is based out of Atlanta, Georgia.

When checking out the work of this fine artist I am reminded of American painter Dean Mitchell and his swamp scenes with many cypress trees. Her work also reminds me Expressionist painter Edvard Munch for the many heads included in her art.

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Artist of the moment…….Robert Hodge

 

Robert Hodge is an contemporary African- American artist renown for his artwork featuring typography and collages. Robert Hodge studied at the Pratt Institute and the Atlanta College of Art.

Hodge is based out of Houston, Texas.

Many of the artists that inspire Hodge have been profiled here already including Basquiat, Glen Ligon, Mark Bradford, and Andy Warhol.

What inspires me about this artist is his way with words. He often quotes historical figures in his work, one of my favorite lines he speaks often was originated by Frederick Douglas, without struggle there is no progress.

Hodge was once asked the most important activity for an artist to do, his response was “read.” Wonderful, and congratulations to you for ending up at this site to read about art and become a better artist!

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://robertleroyhodge.com/

This artist gets an A+ for his business acumen! In this clip we view a collaborative effort with Hodges and Addidas:

Below we visit a show from late in 2014 and also have a brief interview with the artist:

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