Posts Tagged ‘found materials’

Artist of the moment…….Al Taylor

 

 

Al Taylor was an American artist renown for his sculpture and installation works often made from found materials. Al Taylor was born in Springfield, Missouri in the year 1948.

The artist considered drawing a vital element in his process of creating a new sculpture.

In this clip we catch up with our favorite art critic, the great James Kalm, and visit a show by Taylor called Rim Jobs and Side Effects:

Taylor attended the Art Institute located in Kansas City, Missouri. The artist also studied in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.

Taylor began his career as a painter. After a trip abroad to Africa he didn’t have enough money to buy new painting supplies such as canvas. It was at this point that he began to work as a sculptor in recycled and found materials.

He was one of the first artists to work with Plexiglass as a medium.

Al Taylor passed away in 1999 at the age of 51 years old due to lung cancer.

The artist is part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $20,000 for drawings and paintings. No pricing available for his sculpture works.

Another artist making wonderful works of art from wire is Tim Flynn.

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Artist of the moment……..Cordy Ryman

 

 

 

Cordy Ryman is a wonderful artist working in abstractly with found and recycled materials. Cordy Ryman was born in New York City in the year 1971. Ryman works as a sculptor, painter, and installation artist. His father is also an artist, Robert Ryman.

This is one of the most artist families I have profiled! His father was a well known minimalist artist and so was his mother, Merrill Wagner. A brother named Will Ryman is also an artist.

The artist attended the Visual School of the Arts located in New York City earning a B.F.A.

Ryman works with many mediums. Most works include acrylics and enamel. Some of the other items the artist enjoys using are gorilla glue, cardboard, scrap metal, and wood.

 

In this clip we view two works of Cordy Ryman:

Here we visit a gallery show featuring the art of Cordy Ryman:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What a great use of color and shape! And what a wonderfully artistic family! Soon we will take a closer look at his parent’s art.

 

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Artist of the moment…..Federico Uribe

Federico Uribe is a fantastic mixed media artist that challenges the viewer to think not only about the design of the subject, but also the medium. Federico Uribe was born in Bogata, Colombia in the year 1962. A great example of using not only the subject but the medium to explore an idea would be a series done by Uribe that featured a rainforest that was constructed entirely of puma shoes and shoe laces! What a statement! Most of the works in the gallery are examples of the medium most associated with the artist, colored pencils.

Some other mediums he has worked with have been dominos, for a dominatrix type of female torso. The man lying in the bed in the work titled SICK in the gallery is made out of shoelaces and push pins. Uribe has also produced wonderful still life and interior scenes using cables! What clever and unique mediums that reminded of the multi media master the Brazilian artist Vik Muniz.

For his collegiate studies Uribe attended the University of Los Andes located in Bogata. Uribe went on to earn a MFA from the State University of New York.

In this clip we listen to a great interview featuring Federico Uribe.

A show from 2011.

A link to the website of Federico Uribe:  http://www.federicouribe.com/about.php

Uribe now lives and works out of Miami, Florida.

price range information: Sorry, none available.

Nice to see the pencil being used as a medium in a way I had never even thought of! Cheers to Mr. Uribe!