Posts Tagged ‘face’

Artist of the moment………Street Artist CBLOXX

 

 

CBLOXX is a British female street artist working in a Surrealist style, often with the face and figure. The government name of Cbloxx is Joy Gilleard.

Below we view CBLOXX at work on a mural:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.cbloxx.com/

The artist is based out of Manchester, England.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist enjoys works in many layers of many different mediums including drawing, painting, spraypaint, and markers.

In this clip we view the artist at work on one of her largest ever murals:

Cbloxx shows a wonderful compassion for her subject matter. Cbloxx has worked with troubled youth in her past. This helps her in the portrayal of emotions of her characters.

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Artist of the moment……….Seema Kohli

 

 

Seema Kohli is a contemporary Indian painter renown for her work with the face and figure. Seema Kohli was born in the year 1960.

The artist attended college in New Delhi, India at South Delhi Polytech and Delhi University.

Kohli’s work deals with the thoughts and dreams of women.

Below a brief clip about the life of Seema Kohli:

Kohli enjoys working with mixed mediums and many works include gold and silver leaf.

The artist is based out of New Delhi, India.

In this clip we visit the artist’s studio and watch her in action:

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Kohli has a wonderful sense of design and use of color. What is most impressive about her work is what she leaves out. Without spending time on details like the face, the viewer is left to imagine what the character looks like. I find her work very spiritual.

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Artist of the moment…….Alaniz

 

 

 

Alaniz is a contemporary street artist renown for his wheat pastes of the face and figure.

Alaniz was born in Argentina. The artist now resides in Berlin,Germany.

Below a link to the artist’s website:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/elverborragico

In this great clip we are taken on a tour of the best locations to view street art in Berlin, Germany:

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Below we view a time lapse of the artist at work on a mural:

Alaniz does a great job at portraying the emotions of his characters.

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Artist of the moment…….Street Artist Suso33

 

 

Suso33 is a street artist renown for his work with the face and figure.

The artist is based out of Madrid, Spain.

Below a link to the website of Suso33:

http://www.suso33.com/

Suso33 works in many mediums including video art, performance art, painting, and set designer.

The artist is part of several permanent European collections including the Museums of Contemporary Art in Spain and Romania.

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In this clip we view a great work featuring a man’s face in rotation:

I enjoy the feeling of life brought to the work of this artist. He is an excellent draftsman and this helps to give his faces and wonderful sense of life. Suso33 reminds me of the artist Richard Hambleton. Both artists created wonderful figures with unique line work.

Below we watch Suso33 draw another captivating portrait:

 

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Artist of the moment…….Emily Young

 

 

Emily Young is a British sculptor renown for her work with the female face and figure. Emily Young was born in London, England in the year 1951. Her family line includes famous actors, writers, and politicians.

Young attended many higher institutions to study art including the Chelsea School of Art and the Saint Martin School of Art. She also studied in America with the sculptor Robert White.

Young worked as a graphics designer in the 1970s and 1980s designing record album covers.

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Below a wonderful montage of works by Emily Young:

Young has a wonderful style that blends the curves and forms of nature with that of humans.

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Artist of the moment……..Geoffrey Holder

 

 

Geoffrey Holder was a world renown painter, dancer, and actor. Geoffrey Holder was born in the country of Trinidad and Tobago in the year 1930.

Holder attended Queen’s Royal College located in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

As an actor you may have seen his work on the Broadway stage in New York. He was also known for appearing in the famous James Bond movie Live and Let Die. Holder also appeared in ads for 7 up soda.

Holder was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for his paintings.

In this clip a short documentary with an interview and several paintings by the artist:

The artist won a Tony award for costume design for a broadway show that featured “The Wizard of Oz” with an African- American cast.

Holder was also an avid photographer and even had a book of his photographs published.

Holder was married to one of the first African American dancers, Carmen de Lavallade. The couple had one son and were married 59 years.

Geoffrey Holder passed away in 2014. He was 84 years of age.

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We close by checkout out one of Holder’s most famous commercials. The famous un cola, 7-up!:

Holder lived a wonderful life and loved the arts. He can be an inspiration for the fact he never stopped learning and was always developing his skills in new mediums from painting, to dance, costume design, and acting.

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Artist of the moment……Audrey Kawasaki

 

 

Audrey Kawasaki is an American street artist renown for her work with the female face and figure. Kawasaki attended the Pratt Institute located in New York City.

In this great clip we view Audrey Kawasaki at work on a piece:

Price range information: Sorry none available for originals. From time to time archival prints can be found for around $100.

Below a wonderful montage of works by Kawasaki:

The artist is based out of Los Angeles, California.

Below a link to the website of Kawasaki:

http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com/

I really enjoy the artist’s style of painting the female face and figure on wood. Her backgrounds are very abstract since she paints on wood and lets this pattern be seen. The artist reminds me of Swoon although Kawasaki’s character’s being overtly more sexual.

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Artist of the moment……..Françoise Gilot

 

Françoise Gilot is a contemporary French painter renown for her work with the female face and figure. Gilot is also known for being the lover and model of Pablo Picasso in the 1940s and 1950s.

Françoise Gilot was born in Neuilly-Sur Seine, France in the year 1921. Her mother was a watercolor painter and Gilot took classes from her mother’s teacher that began when Gilot was six years of age.

Gilot’s mother wouldn’t teach her to draw, but only to paint. Her mother believed if you made a mistake in the painting, to incorporate the mistake into your art.

In this clip we view a painting by Gilot featured on the Antiques Roadshow:

Gilot attended the Cambridge University located on London, England where she earned a degree in English. She also earned a B.F.A. from the Sorbonne located in Paris, France.

Gilot had two children with Picasso. The artist went on to marry a scientist who helped to produce vaccines in the United States.

Over her career she has worked as theater set coordinator and costume designer.

 

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $750,000. Gilot has worked in watercolors, oils, gouache, and pastel. The artist is also an outstanding printmaker.

In this clip from the Tate Museum of London we see some works and learn more about Françoise Gilot:

What a wonderful style she has developed. From her mom’s idea to incorporate mistakes into paintings to the advice she received from Picasso, Françoise Gilot is a remarkable artist who is finally getting her praise and fame long overdue.

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Artist of the moment……..Tristan Eaton

 

Tristan Eaton is an American street artist renown for his work with patterns and the human face and figure. Tristan Eaton was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1978.

Tristan Eaton is based out of Los Angeles, California. The artist is influenced by comic books, the skateboard culture, and the graffiti culture.

In this clip we view the artist at work at piece from February of 2015:

Below a link to the website of the artist. Many murals are shown here:

http://www.tristaneaton.net/

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In addition to painting wonderful murals for us to enjoy Tristan Eaton is also a toy designer. Here we visit his studio and catch a glimpse of some figures he designed. The artist has worked with the toy producer Kidrobot:

I love the design aspect of this artists work. He includes patterns and abstract designs that remind me of the way Chuck Close depicts the face. Very abstract but yet real at the same time.

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Artist of the moment……..Jeaze Oner

 

 

Jeaze Oner is an French street artist renown for his work with the face and figure. Jeaze Oner was born in the year 1985. He began to experiment with street art when he was fourteen years of age.

The artist is based out of Montpelier, France.

Below a link to the Tumbler page featuring many works by Jeaze Oner:

https://www.tumblr.com/search/artist:jeaze%20oner

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Below a time lapse clip of Jeaze Oner at work on a very creative piece. On some occasions the artist uses an object already in place in his art, giving his work a three dimensional feel. This is a great example of one these works:

In this clip another great three dimensional piece by Jeaze Oner, the creation of the first work in the picture gallery:

What a very innovative artist!

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