Posts Tagged ‘carnegie mellon university’

Artist of the moment………..Deborah Kass

 

 

Deborah Kass is an American artist renown or her art which combines bold color and typography. Kass has also done works similar to Warhol’s Pop Art style. Deborah Kass was born in the year 1952.

Its no wonder the artist was heavily influenced by Andy Warhol, Kass also attended Carnegie Mellon University. The same alma mater as Warhol.

Kass is based out of Brooklyn, New York.

Much of the artist’s work is based on celebritie,pop culture, and her political views.

Kass is included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art both located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 for a silkscreen print up to $80,000 for an original.

In this clip a brief interview with Deborah Kass:

We visit a gallery show featuring Kass with our friend James Kalm in 2007:

Below a link to the website of Deborah Kass:

http://deborahkass.com/

What a great use of color and letters. If you enjoy this work be sure and check out other letter artists such as Robert Cottingham, Mel Bochner, and Sister Mary Corita Kent. Kass work reminds me a great deal of the work of Kent.

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Artist of the moment………Mel Bochner

 

Mel Bochner was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the year 1940. Bochner is renown for his works which focus on text and color. Earlier in his career the artist worked with measurements as his subject of choice.

In this clip we view a wonderful show featuring the work of Mel Bochner:

Bochner attended Carnegie Mellon University located in Pittsburgh. This is the school that also gave us the great Andy Warhol. Bochner shared a teacher that also mentored Warhol named Joseph Fitzpatrick.

Bochner is a prolific printmaker who has been working with the medium since the 1970s.

The artist is based out of New York City.

Here we Mel Bochner at work via time lapse on one of his signature works:

price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000. Bochner works in many mediums including silk screens, woodcuts, oils, pastels, charcoal, and acrylics.

Other artists featured here that work with typography and text include Stephen Powers and Robert Cottingham.

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Artist of the moment……Joyce Kozloff

Joyce Kozloff was born in Somerville, New Jersey in the year 1942. Kozloff  was a founding member of the Pattern and Decoration movement that flourished back in the 1970s in the United States. Her work since that time period has focused on cartography, the study of maps, to which she will include biographical or more local information about the culture. I found this type of work to remind of the Saar family of artists who include their own backgrounds as part of their finished work.

For her collegiate studies Kozloff attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She then went on to earn a masters degree from Columbia University.

The masks in the gallery are made of cast paper and then painted with acrylics.

Below a great example of Kozloff and her study and use of maps (cartography!)

In this clip we visit a series by the artist focusing on some of the Hawaiian Islands. She enjoyed working with the shapes of the islands themselves and also learning about the history of the islands.

In this clip from the Brooklyn Museum of Art we listen to Joyce Kozloff talk about the Feminist Movement.

Price range information: Many works priced between $2,000 and $6,000.

In addition to the Feminist cause Kozloff also likes to pursue activities promoting world peace.

Over her long career the Kozloff has created many public works over a two decade time period. Each commission was done to have a local feel and use of local materials and/ or ideas. An example would be Bay Area Victorian. Kozloff would use mixed media to complete these mosaics.

Started using the map as a main source for her creative outputs in the 1990s. Here is a unique idea to get people to see how destructive war can be. Kozloff made a large walk in map of the globe and on it were locations where the United States has bombed from 1945 until 2000. Its great to get people to understand the process only repeats itself over and over without fail.

Produced a series of watercolors in the 1980s. This book dealt with decoration and pornography.

What a creative artist!

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