Posts Tagged ‘curator’

Artist of the moment….Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans is a wonderful contemporary artist born in Mortsel, BelgiumĀ  in the year 1958. Tuymans makes references to international events that have been on the news and in the papers. He works with oils on canvas with references to photographs.

As for paint quality and color, his work is very dull and greyed out, it reminds me of the way watercolor sometimes looks brilliant when fresh, then the paint dries and sometimes the color goes away.

For his collegiate education Tuymans attended the National School for the Visual Arts in Brussels and the Koninkliijke Academy in Antwerp. He was studying the fine arts at these colleges that switched his major to art history finishing up at Vriije University in Brussels.

price range information: The artist has broken the one million dollar mark at auction with a the sale of Mwana Kitoka for $1.4 million. Below is this painting:

luc20

His wife is an artist from Venezuela named Carla Arocha. Below an example of her work, she works mainly in acrylics as in this example:

arocha

In this clip from the Tate Shots series we visit the artist in his hometown of Antwerp, Belgium:

In this clip we visit a gallery show from 2008 with the great James Kalm:

Here with the great James Kalm we visit a show featuring Luc Tuymans that took place in 2013:

Tuymans has also acted as a curator.

D

Artist of the moment…… Chris Bucklow

Chris Bucklow is a British artist born in Flixton, Urmston, Lancashire, England the year 1957. Bucklow is both a painter and photographer. His father died when before he was one year old. His stepfather would go on to adopt him.

Bucklow most successful and critically acclaimed series titled “Guess.” For these works the silhouette of the figure, both male and female, are illuminated.

Has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Some key influences include artist Alfred Sisley. Sisley was born to British parents who lived in Paris. Sisley even attended the Ecole des Beaux Art in Paris. As an Impressionist Sisley loved painting greyed blue and purple skies and usually avoided the figure in his landscapes. Below an example of Sisley’s work.

sisley

For his artistic education Bucklow attended Leicester Polytechnic where he studied art history. Shortly after graduation he found employment as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Whilst working at the museum Bucklow did some writing for some popular art magazines about current and upcoming art exhibitions.

Bucklow also has a keen knowledge and hunger to learn more about physics and astronomy.

price range information: Sorry none available.

Early on some works revolved around leaves and plants. These works remind me of something Georgia O’Keefe might have tried.

Wrote a book about the artist Phillip Guston that was published in 2007.

A link to the website of Chris Bucklow:

http://www.chrisbucklow.com/

Lives and works out of Somerset, England.

Below a visit to a Tetrachs show by Chris Bucklow. This is the series dealing with the silhouettes of both the male and female figures.

An interview with Chris Bucklow.

D