Posts Tagged ‘figure’

Artist of the moment………Jaybo Monk

 

 

Jaybo Monk is a French painter, street artist, and entrepreneur. Jaybo Monk was born in France in the year 1963. Monk grew up in France before relocating to Germany.

In this clip we visit the studio of Jaybo Monk located in Berlin, Germany:

Monk is the founder of a fashion company called Irie Daily and also started a magazine.

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The artist has shown his work at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Below a link to the website of Jaybo Monk:

http://www.jayboisms.com/

In this clip Monk talks about the process of creating a piece of art:

Monk is another artist who enjoys the process of creation, as much as the results of his efforts.

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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.

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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……Alison Watt

 

Alison Watt is a British painter from Scotland renown for her works with the figure and fabric. Alison Watt was born in Greenock, Scotland in the year 1965.

Watt attended college at the Glasgow School of Art.

The artist concentrated on painting the figure until a show in 1997 when she exhibited her fabric paintings for the first time.

In this clip a brief interview and retrospective of works by Alison Watt:

Watt is now based out of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Price range information: Watt paints mainly in oils and works range from $25,000 to $150,000. Watt also produces prints, but no pricing schedule available for prints.

Below we take a look at Watt when she was preparing for show at London’s famous National Gallery of Art:

Watt’s paintings of fabric are amazing. My favorite works in this series are paintings of fabric that represent real life subjects, such as flowers. My favorite painting of Watt is titled “rosebud.” A painting that shows a piece of white cloth with folds similar to what one sees when looking at a real rose.

If you enjoy looking at many abstract shapes of cloth, be sure and check out my post on Daniel Adel. Adel has also created a series of paintings of white cloths on dark backgrounds.

 

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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…….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……Nnamdi Okonkwo

 

 

Nnamdi Okonkwo is a Nigerian born sculptor renown for his work with the figure. Nnamdi Okonkwo was born in the eastern region of Nigeria in the year 1965.

The artist is very tall, 6 feet 9 inches, or just slightly taller than N.B.A. superstar Lebron James. Okonkwo played collegiate basketball at Brigham Young University- Hawaii. Whilst there he earned a B.F.A. in sculpture. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. degree in sculpture from B.Y.U.- Provo.

In this clip an interview with Okonkwo and some of his artwork is shown:

The artist is based out of Fayetteville, Georgia.

Below a brief interview with Okonkwo that took place in 2012:

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Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.nnamdiart.com/

Okonkwo’s women remind me of two other sculptors of the female figure, Niki de Saint Phalle and her Nanna sculptures, and Elizabeth Catlett.

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Artist of the moment…….Karen Schwartz

 

 

Karen Schwartz is an American painter renown for Abstract Expressionist style. Though she is perhaps best known for her abstract works, Schwartz is an excellent painter of landscapes and figurative works.

In this clip we catch up with our friend James Kalm for a show an interview featuring Karen Schwartz:

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The artist is currently based out of Atlanta, Georgia.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.karenschwartzartist.com/

Schwartz also has another professional career, that of a psychotherapist. She has worked at this profession for more than twenty five years.

I enjoy all of the artwork from this artist. Even her works dealing with the figure use interesting compositions and are quite abstract in their final presentation for the viewer.

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Artist of the moment………Charles Ray

 

 

Charles Ray is an American sculptor and photographer renown for his work with the figure. Charles Ray was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1953. Ray attended the University of Iowa where he earned a BFA. The artist went on to earn a MFA from Rutgers University.

One artist that Ray drew inspiration from was the Constructivist Anthony Caro.

Ray has also spent much of his career as head of the sculpture department at the University of California at Los Angeles. Ray began this post in 1981.

The artist has a wide range of styles he likes to work in from realism to minimalism. For realism he has created many works that include multiple figures and even an automobile just after it was in an accident.

Below we visit a show featuring Charles Ray that took place in 2014:

Ray has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

In this clip we view an exhibition for the Charles Ray that took place at the Art Institute of Chicago:

Ray is now based out of Los Angeles, California.

Price range information: Ray’s works range from $50,000 to $750,000. He is a highly collected sculptor and photographer.

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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…..Hideo Hagiwara

 

 

Hideo Hagiwara was a Japanese printmaker born in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan in the year 1913.

His father was a government official and the artist grew up in Machuria and Korea.

The artist attended college at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts.

Hagiwara’s favorite subject matter included the figure, landscapes, and abstract works. Hagiwara also liked to experiment with new processes of the printmaking technique.

Hagiwara became interested in the printmaking process after going to a class held by print master Hiratsuka Unichi.

One of the many successful print series made by the artist was based on Greek mythology.

Hideo Hagiwara passed away in 2007.

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The artist had wonderful results in abstract and landscape works. His works are fun to look at because the artist was always experimenting with changing his process. The viewer always seems to see something new, different, and exciting in each work.

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