Posts Tagged ‘flat’

Artist of the moment………Guy Yanai

 

 

Guy Yanai is a wonderful contemporary artist who paints landscapes and floral works in a modern style. Guy Yanai was born in Haifi, Israel in the year 1977. The artist enjoys flattening shapes and working bold an bright colors.

Guy Yanai is based out of Tel-Aviv, Israel.

The artist is well schooled having attended Parsons School of Design, the New York Studio School, and earned a B.F.A. from Hampshire College located in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Below a short interview with Guy Yanai and a trip to the artist’s studio in Tel-Aviv, Israel:

Price range information: Originals range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Yanai has a great sense for simplifying shapes and producing fantastic compositions. His works also involve a great deal of abstraction, a great deal more than more traditional artists for the fact that he is trying to paint a real object using hard edges.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://guyyanai.tumblr.com/

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Artist of the moment…….Derek Erdman

 

Derek Erdman is an American Pop artist born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1978. Erdman is renown for his portraits of athletes and celebrities. A few celebrities he has portrayed include Bill Cosby, Rapper Eazy-E, Magic Johnson, and Tom Selleck.

The artist is also famous for some characters he plays including a woman who makes prank phone calls and a rap artist.

A link to the website of Derek Erdman:

http://derekerdman.com/

Erdman is now based out of Seattle, Washington.

Price range information: On his website works can be found for $50 to $500. Very reasonable! Works are painted with latex on wood. Works can also be ordered on canvas.

In this clip we hear Erdman talk about designing t- shirts for the Woot company:

If you enjoy this artist be sure and check out artists Julian Opie and Alex Katz.

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