Posts Tagged ‘basel’

Artist of the moment……..Maurice Estève



Maurice Estève was a French artist renown for his abstract paintings. Maurice Estève was born in Culan, France in the year 1904. In addition to painting Estève worked as a textile designer, collage artist, and mural designer.

The artist was mainly self taught. He did attend free classes at the Academy Colarossi. His style of painting has echoes of both Cubism and Fauvism.

In this clip a great montage of works by Maurice Estève:

Estève was most influenced by the art of Paul Cézanne.

The artist was a participant in the Venice Biennial of 1954.

Estève passed away in 2001 at the age of 97 years of age.

Price range information: The artist worked in many mediums including oils, watercolors, and pastels. He also was a prolific printmaker. Prints can be found starting at $5,000. Original oils can reach the $250,000 mark.

What a great use of color and shapes!


Artist of the moment……Lori Hersberger



Lori Hersberger is a wonderful modern artist who is renown for his work with colour and neon lights. Lori Hersberger was born in Basel, Switzerland in the year 1964.

Hersberger attended the Basel School of Design where he studied sculpture and video art. Hersberger also paints, makes installation art, and also does performance art.

The artist uses many mediums in his works including mirrors and also blank canvases that evoke memories of the Minimalist movement.

In this clip we view a show for Lori Hersberger that took place in early 2014. Its great to see his work from multiple angles to get a feel for the depth of his work:

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Artist of the moment…….Geni Peter

Geni Peter was a Dutch painter born in Basel, Switzerland in the year 1908. Peter worked as an abstract painting using basic geometric shapes and circles in most works. The artist also enjoyed working with complimentary colors. In addition to his abstract body of work, Geni Peter also produced still life paintings with a recurring subject being floral paintings.

For his artistic education the artist studied in Amsterdam, Netherlands where he became a painter of recognition.

Geni Peter passed away in 1969.

Price range information: Peter produced a large number of drawings, oil paintings, and lithographs. Price range from $1,000 to $5,000.

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I really enjoy the wonderful use of color and circles used by the artist. Many of his floral compositions are similar in style to the floral works of the French Expressionist painter Bernard Buffet. Below are some examples of Buffet’s type of floral works.


Artist of the moment…….Marc Rembold

Marc Rembold was born in Zurich, Switzerland in the year 1963.Rembold developed his style of working with the color spectrum in the 1980s. Rembold defined his work as living colors which change their value as the temperature of light changes. The artist works with many mediums including resin and petrol cans covered with gold. Rembold enjoys working with plexiglass.  The artist is trying to captivate your eye with the items including glitter and finding ways to make light dance around text.

I have written many times on “Light Artists” and my favorite includes the artist Jams Turrell.

The artist is now based out of Basel, Switzerland.

A wonderful blend of modern technology and text in this clip:

Another work of modern pop art by Marc Rembold;

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In addition to James Turrell another light artist in the news frequently this year has been Leo Villareal. Villareal has made a wonderful light installation on the San Francisco Bridge that has drawn rave reviews from locals, visitors, and even the mayor. Below a clip showing this display of lights on the San Francisco Bridge. The artwork uses state of the art lights so the cost is very little per day.