Posts Tagged ‘beads’

Artist of the moment…..Ran Hwang

Ran Hwang was born in South Korea in the year 1960 and is an awesome contemporary artist who uses items including, sequins, buttons, beads , and pins. Her process is quite simple. She finds an image she likes, projects it onto the wall, traces it, then fills in the shapes with thousands of pins or buttons or whatever she chooses for her medium.  Her work tries to get the viewer to look at the many thousands of people that make up a mass movement, from the bead that signifies one person, to a mass of beads symbolizing a movement.

A link to a gallery specializing in the work of Ran Hwang:

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A link to the website of Ran Hwang:

Hwang really enjoys the meditation part of the process, that of filling in the outline a given medium.

Ran Hwang found her artistic style after seeing the events of 911 in the United States. She uses thousands of whatever medium she chooses to represent people in her society.

For her artistic education she attended the School of Visual Arts located in New York city. For her masters degree  she went back to South Korea and attended the Graduate School of Arts Chung-Ang University Seoul, Korea.

In this clip we go to see an Art Basel Miami 2010 to see an entry in this exhibit by Ran Hwang:

In this clip we view another show by Ran Hwang, this one took place in 2012:

What a wonderful multi media artist!


Artist of the moment…..Eva Aliktuk

Eva Aliktuk was a fantastic Inuit sculptor born in the Arviat, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1927.

The artist passed away in 1994 at the age of 67 years old.

Many of her children became professional artists.

As an artist I just love the way she incorporates beadwork into her sculptures. What makes the Inuit are so fascinating is that its a statement on the current culture of the Inuit, as much as the past. Not only is a sculpture from this artist  a great work of art, but a great history on the Inuit peoples of the region when you include their beadwork in the sculpture.

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No more information on this artist but more Inuit artists coming soon!