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Artist of the moment……..Tomory Dodge

 

 

Tomory Dodge is an American painter renown for his very large abstract paintings. Tomory Dodge was born in Denver, Colorado in the year 1974.

Dodge attended the Rhode Island School of Design located in Providence, Rhode Island earning a B.F.A in painting. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts located in Valencia, California.

In this clip a short lecture giving by Tomory Dodge at the Otis College located in Los Angeles, California:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Dodge was given a grant as an M.F.A. student from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Below a brief interview with the artist from 2014:

Dodge is now based out of Los Angeles, California.

Tomory Dodge has created a wonderful and more abstract style in his later works. His later works with their bold and thick paint might appear as if the just created them spontaneously, but most of his large scale works takes months of painting to complete.

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Artist of the moment……Sue Williams

Sue Williams is an American artist renowned for abstract and figurative works. Sue Williams was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois in the year 1954. For her artistic education Sue Williams attended the California Institute of the Arts located in Valencia, California. The artist briefly attended the Cooper Union School of Art located in New York City.

The artist came to fame in the 1980s when she painted many works that showed nude figures engaged in sex. Since then her work has become more abstract and with her great sense of color  Williams is one of my favorite artists. Great color and sublime shapes makes for exciting artwork that you can look at all day because you can always find something different to look at in the painting. What I like most about her work is her variety of line weight. As an artist who grew up idolizing the great Al Hirschfeld, I find that Williams has the same fluid line as the great caricature master.

In this clip we view a show from 2008 featuring Sue Williams:

Another unique idea employed by Williams is to paint certain body areas. Hands or feet but rarely the whole figure. Sometimes even bones or blood vessels are painted.

Sue Williams is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Williams is included in many prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of Art both located in New York City.

The artist is a proud feminist painter that enjoys working with sexism and gender bias as well as politics in her work. If you enjoy this genre be sure and check out the already profiled Judy Chicago for some similar ideas!

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $100,000. Williams is a well established printmaker.

And to close we visit a show from 2010:

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