Posts Tagged ‘cut paper’

Artist of the moment……..Noriko Ambe

 

 

Noriko Ambe is a contemporary artist who has a unique style working with cut paper. Noriko Ambe was born in Saitama, Japan in the year 1967.

Ambe attended college in Tokyo, Japan at the Musashino Art University. The artist also studied for brief period of time in Italy and New York City and Vermont.

The artist had her first solo exhibition in 1992.

Below a link to the website of artist Noriko Ambe:

http://www.norikoambe.com/

Below in this fantastic clip we listen to the artist talk about her work:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist is now based out of New York City.

Ambe works with many layers of paper and often uses books and magazines to cut her amazing works of art.

I enjoy the depth and very unique sculptural shapes Ambe is generates in her very unique paper works.

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Artist of the moment…….Carew Rice

 

Carew Rice was a wonderful artist famous in the American South for his silhouettes of the Low Country of South Carolina. Think of Kara Walker with any thoughts of racism and feminism. Carew Rice concentrated on capturing the feeling of the landscape of the south.

Carew Rice was born in Allendale, South Carolina in the year 1899. For his collegiate education Carew Rice attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Whilst in an art class in college he was inspired to try and just capture the essence of a person by capturing their profile with paper and scissors.

price range information: Works range from a $1,000 to a $10,000.

Carew Rice has a grandson named Clay Rice who continues in his grandfather’s tradition of capturing the South with paper silhouettes. Other silhouette artists profiled here include the great Kara Walker and Auguste Edouart. Carew Rice will be an upcoming post.

Carew Rice passed away in 1971. The artist was most popular in the area around Charleston, South Carolina.

Hats off to the Rice family for producing multiple generations of professional artists for us to enjoy. Clay Rice, the grandson, is doing a great job at keeping the tradition of the “Southern Portrait Papercut” alive and well just as his grandfather did for creating his papercuts.

 

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