Posts Tagged ‘french’

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………Clet Abraham

 

Clet Abraham is a fantastic street artist renown for his contemporary interpretation of everyday street signs. His father is a famous French writer named Jean-Pierre Abraham.

The artist was born in France in the year 1966. For his collegiate studies the artist attended the Academy of Fine Arts located in Rennes, France which is in the northwest area of the country. Clet relocated to Florence, Italy in 2005 where he still resides.

In this clip a brief documentary on Clet Abraham:

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Below a great clip showing the hilarious imagery that the artist can create out of boring everyday street signs:

Clet is an amazing artist who is not only very creative, but funny! His style blends everyday imagery with figures that remind me of modern artist Julian Opie. Very clean and simple line work but very expressive with his characters he creates. His finished works also remind of the First Nations group of artists as many times his colors in these works are red, black, and white.

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Artist of the moment………..Agathe de Bailliencourt

 

Agathe de Baillencourt is a French painter renown for her abstract style. Agathe de Bailliencourt was born in Paris, France in the year 1974. Baillencourt is a drawer, painter, and installation artist.

Agathe de Bailliencourt attended the Ecole Boulle located in Paris.

Although her work is quite abstract in some pieces we get the suggestion of an interior with a door or the exterior with a flag. These are my favorite works of the artist. She has a wonderful use of color and also the clever inclusion of text in her paintings.

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The artist enjoys painting in her studio but she also exposes herself to an entirely different approach by executing very large installation works that take up many meters of space. Her installation works often have a theme of comparing the straight man made shapes with the natural and organic flowing lines we observe in nature.

The artist is now based out of Berlin, Germany.

We close by watching the artist complete an on site installation via time lapse photography:

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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……Guillaume Botazzi

Guillaume Bottazzi is a French artist renown for his large scale abstract murals which are located on many industrial buildings throughout the city of Paris, France.

Guillaume Bottazzi was born in the year 1971.

Below a brief glimpse of the artist at work in his studio followed by a gallery show and images from a show:

The artist has completed more than 40 public works over his brief career. He has completed many works in Europe and Japan.

Below a link to the website of Guillaume Bottazzi:

http://www.guillaume.bottazzi.org/en/

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Guillaume Bottazzi is a an amazing artist whose work is based on the layering of paint, wonderful organic shapes, and wide variety of color and patterns. With such unique shapes and brilliant color Bottazzi is a true master of abstract art.

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Artist of the moment…………Street Artist Zenoy

 

Zenoy is a street artist from France. Zenoy was born in the year 1974. The artist style is to combine text with comics and other Pop art figures.

The artist started with graffiti back in 1988 using the tag “Awaisun”  In 1990 he changed his name to Zenoy, which he still uses to this day.

In the early 1990s he often work with other street artists making collaborative street art on the trains and subways of Paris.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $10,000.

In this clip we view Zenoy at work at a collaborative work with Berthet One. Zenoy is the artist working on the text:

What a great example of the beginnings of Street art!

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Artist of the moment………Photographer Willy Ronis

 

 

Willy Ronis was a French photographer (The first image is the artist himself.) Willy Ronis was born in Paris, France in the year 1910. His parents had left their home countries of Odessa and Lithuania because of their treatment of Jewish people. His father ran a portrait photography studio and his mother gave piano lessons.

His father would pass away from cancer in the mid 1930s and Ronis took over the family business of shooting portraits. This business would fail soon after his father’s death, and Willy Ronis would go on to be a free lance photographer.

Price range information: Most works priced between $2,000 and $20,000.

The artist became the first French photographer to work for the magazine Life.

Ronis was the recipient of a gold medal award at the 1957 Venice Biennial.

Below a wonderful selection of images by Willy Ronis:

Willy Ronis passed away in 2009.

Similar to other luminaries such as Diane Arbus, Willy Ronis did a wonderful job at capturing the feeling of a moment. Be it romance or a cat that is taken by a bird or a something in a window, the artist was magnificent at documenting fleeting moments of time.

For sure my favorite photographer of cats!

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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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Artist of the moment………….Street Artist Seth GlobePainter

 

Seth GlobePainter is a fantastic street artist from France renown for his imagery that shows children at play and leisure.

Below a brief interview with the artist from March of 2015:

Below a link to the facebook page of Seth. Many fine examples of his work here:

https://www.facebook.com/globe.painter

The government name for Seth the artist is Julien Malland. He is now based out of Paris,France.

My favorite aspects of his design are his use of basic geometric shapes with bold color.

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Seth GlobePainter is the director and on screen reporter for a show on French television titled “Globe Painter.”

 

 

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Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Kesa

 

 

 

 

 

Kesa hails from Montpelier, France. Kesa was born in the year 1980.

One of the artist’s best known series involved using vinyl records as his main medium. He turned the records in various shapes representing birds, cats, and bats fleeing from the circular shape of the record.

The artist began writing graffiti in 1996.

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The work of Kesa seems ideally made for one specific time of year, Halloween! Especially the works featuring black cats!

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