Posts Tagged ‘berlin’

Artist of the moment………Jaybo Monk

 

 

Jaybo Monk is a French painter, street artist, and entrepreneur. Jaybo Monk was born in France in the year 1963. Monk grew up in France before relocating to Germany.

In this clip we visit the studio of Jaybo Monk located in Berlin, Germany:

Monk is the founder of a fashion company called Irie Daily and also started a magazine.

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The artist has shown his work at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Below a link to the website of Jaybo Monk:

http://www.jayboisms.com/

In this clip Monk talks about the process of creating a piece of art:

Monk is another artist who enjoys the process of creation, as much as the results of his efforts.

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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:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/elverborragico

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.

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Artist of the moment……….James Reka

 

 

James Reka is a contemporary Australian illustrator and painter. The artist was inspired by the graffiti and street art he saw growing up in Melbourne, Australia. Reka is a self-taught artist.

Below a great interview with James Reka in 2015:

Reka is based out of Berlin, Germany.

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Below a link to the website of the James Reka:

http://rekaone.com/

In this clip we view another interview with the artist discussing a large mural he painted in San Francisco. This clip is from 2013:

Of the many artists profiled here Reka reminds me of Barry McGee. Both artists create characters which are very animated and full of life. Its also great to see the face and figure with such abstract shapes.

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Artist of the moment………..street artist Wesr

 

Wesr is a wonderful street artist now based out of Berlin, Germany. Wesr’s government name is Danny Figueroa.

Wesr was born in Chiclayo, Peru in the year 1980. Wesr grew up in Lima, Peru.  He began making street art in 1996.

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Two art movements that have influenced and inspired the artist are Japanese manga and the Pre-Inca cultures of his home country of Peru. This culture is called the Mochica.

Wesr is also a tattoo artist.

Below a link to the website of Wesr, many cool pictures here!

http://dannyfigueroa.tumblr.com/

I enjoy the narrative quality of Wesr’s work. The artist does a great job at showing how cultures change due to societal attitudes. The artist also does a great job at depicting different textures, placing a lot of detail in many works.

Below a great interview with Wesr:

 

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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………..Agathe de Bailliencourt

 

Agathe de Baillencourt is a French painter renown for her abstract style. Agathe de Bailliencourt was born in Paris, France in the year 1974. Baillencourt is a drawer, painter, and installation artist.

Agathe de Bailliencourt attended the Ecole Boulle located in Paris.

Although her work is quite abstract in some pieces we get the suggestion of an interior with a door or the exterior with a flag. These are my favorite works of the artist. She has a wonderful use of color and also the clever inclusion of text in her paintings.

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The artist enjoys painting in her studio but she also exposes herself to an entirely different approach by executing very large installation works that take up many meters of space. Her installation works often have a theme of comparing the straight man made shapes with the natural and organic flowing lines we observe in nature.

The artist is now based out of Berlin, Germany.

We close by watching the artist complete an on site installation via time lapse photography:

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Artist of the moment……….Frank Nitsche

I have been on summer holiday and didn’t have good internet access so I haven’t been writing, only doing research.

 

Frank Nitsche is a German born artist renown for his abstract style. Frank Nitsche was born in Gorlitz, Germany in the year 1964.

Nitsche attended college in Dresden, Germany where he earned a M.F.A. from the Academy of Art Dresden.

The artist is now based out of Berlin, Germany.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $80,000. Nitsche works in mainly in oils but also has worked with acrylics, graphite, and charcoal.

Nitsche’s style of abstract art incorporates many wonderful shapes and colors making for a wonderful kaleidoscope of images for the viewer. Nitsche has wonderful balance with his blend of grays and pure color.

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Artist of the moment………Carlo Stanga

 

 

Carlo Stango is a contemporary artist renown for his illustrations of famous cities of the world.

Stango studied architecture in Milan at the Polytechnic Institute. Later he would also attend the Art and Design in Milan called the Scuola del Fumetto.

Stango is based out of Berlin, Germany and Milan, Italy. Two great cities that offer unlimited wonderful panoramic views of the city.

The artist has won many awards for his illustration skills.

 

In this clip two fans of the artist share some works with us:

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Stango reminds me a great deal of British artist Stephen Wiltshire. Both artists specialize in bird’s eye views of cities. Wiltshire in fact often rides in a helicopter to get ideas for his art.

 

 

Artist of the moment…….Méret Oppenheim

 

Méret Oppenheim was an Swiss artist renown for her Surrealist art. Méret Oppenheim was born in Berlin, Germany in the year 1913. Her father was a doctor.

Oppenheim attended the Basel School of Arts and Crafts and also the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere located in Paris, France.

The artist was also a muse for Man-Ray appearing nude in many photographs.

The artist had her first solo show in 1936.

In this clip the niece of Méret Oppenheim  recalls her aunt:

Méret Oppenheim passed away in 1985 at the age of 72 years of age.

Perhaps the most famous work by Méret Oppenheim was a cup that was covered with fur from a gazelle. This work is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Here we view a show celebrating the 100th birthday of Oppenheim in 2013:

Price range information: Oppenheim produced many lithographs and also worked in oils, gouache, collage, and bronzes. Works range from $10,000 to the low six figures.

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Artists of the moment…….Street Artist Collective Mentalgassi

 

Mentalgassi is a street art collective based out of Berlin, Germany that consists of three people. The group met whilst in their mid teens and experimented with writing graffiti at that time.

Mentalgassi is their chosen name. A favorite idea of the group was to go for a walk. Mentalgassi is supposed to mean that we take our mind for a walk.

Their signature work is to take a black and white photograph, enlarge, and then glue it to a highly visible public location. The first work of this style was produced in 2007.  This also led to a series in which U-Bahn ticket validator machines had a person’s face with the mouth open to take the ticket. The group is full of very creative and unique ideas:

 

 

 

In this clip we view a great idea! Heads on ballons! What a great idea and also well done on the execution of this project:

In this clip we view a Mentalgassi version of a flag. Their concept using paint, graphic design, and many layers of sweat!

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Below a link to the website of Mentalgassi:

http://mentalgassi.blogspot.com/

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