Posts Tagged ‘digital artist’

Artist of the moment…….Marilyn Minter



Marilyn Minter is an American artist born in Shreveport, Louisiana in the year 1948. Minter has worked in multiple mediums including digital art, photography, and painting.

Minter studied first at the University of Florida before attending Syracuse University and earning a M.F.A.

The artist has been a participant in the Whitney and Venice Biennials.

Minter’s work often explores sexuality and in this clip a brief preview of an upcoming show in April where feet are explored:

Minter is part of the faculty at New York’s famed college, the School of Visual Arts.

A very well received series of photographs was made by Minter that included her mother who was a drug addict. Her photographs are in color and in black and white. My favorite works are those of female lips. She doesn’t use a computer to manipulate her photographs.

Her paintings are also based on digital information. Whilst in the Photoshop program Minter combines negatives of multiple photographs to create an entirely new piece of art. For her paintings Minter uses enamel on aluminum. The latter layers of paint are applied via the fingertips. She uses assistants for this part of her work.

Below a wonderful clip showing images of female lips.

Minter is now based out of New York City.

Below is a link to the website of Marilyn Minter:

Minter has a great talent for capturing a very unique part of the body in both her photography and paintings, the mouth and tongue.



Artist of the moment…..Jason Salavon

Jason Salavon is a modern American artist who works with the figure using a computer. Jason Salavon was born in the year 1970 in Indianapolic,  Indiana.  For his collegiate education Salavon earned a bachelors of art degree from the University of Texas located in Austin, Texas. Salavon went on to do earn a masters of fine arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Salavon is currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. He also teaches at Chicago University.

In this clip a brief lecture by Jason Salavon and some works of the artist are shown:

In some works Salavon will overlay many photographic images on top of each other. Another technique, which reminds me of Andy Warhol is to use still images from a film and work from those, but place them side by side.

Another technique is to make artistic designs using statistical data.

Jason Salavon has also done installation work with several large commissioned works that are site specific.

Price range information:  Photographs  range from $4,000 to $12,000.

In this clip we view an installation of work by Salavon:

I love the photographs dealing with landscapes. With his digital expertise added, I can’t help but think the great Cubist artists would have loved to see a photographic that looked like one of their paintings.