Posts Tagged ‘germany’

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…….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……….James Reka

 

 

James Reka is a contemporary Australian illustrator and painter. The artist was inspired by the graffiti and street art he saw growing up in Melbourne, Australia. Reka is a self-taught artist.

Below a great interview with James Reka in 2015:

Reka is based out of Berlin, Germany.

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Below a link to the website of the James Reka:

http://rekaone.com/

In this clip we view another interview with the artist discussing a large mural he painted in San Francisco. This clip is from 2013:

Of the many artists profiled here Reka reminds me of Barry McGee. Both artists create characters which are very animated and full of life. Its also great to see the face and figure with such abstract shapes.

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Artist of the moment……….Alexander Max Koester

 

 

 

Alexander Max Koester was a German painter renown for working with ducks as his main subject. Max Koester was born in what is now the city of Bergneustadt, Germany  in the year 1864.

The artist originally went to school to become a pharmacist. He dropped out in order to pursue a new goal of becoming a professional artist. Koester attended the Karlsruhe Academy where he was able to learn from contemporary German artists Carl Hoff and Claus Meyer.

As a student he was able to earn a great deal of money by painting portraits of people.

Max Koester passed away in 1932.

Price range information: The artist worked in watercolors and pastels which can be found starting at $10,000. Original works in oil can command $500,000.

What an outstanding painter of ducks! I love the strong brushwork that Koester had, it reminds me of John Singer Sargent. Very bold colorful strokes which led to him sculpting the ducks with his brush.

The artist also had a great skill at painting clouds and water and making them a great abstract part of the painting.

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Artist of the moment………..street artist Wesr

 

Wesr is a wonderful street artist now based out of Berlin, Germany. Wesr’s government name is Danny Figueroa.

Wesr was born in Chiclayo, Peru in the year 1980. Wesr grew up in Lima, Peru.  He began making street art in 1996.

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Two art movements that have influenced and inspired the artist are Japanese manga and the Pre-Inca cultures of his home country of Peru. This culture is called the Mochica.

Wesr is also a tattoo artist.

Below a link to the website of Wesr, many cool pictures here!

http://dannyfigueroa.tumblr.com/

I enjoy the narrative quality of Wesr’s work. The artist does a great job at showing how cultures change due to societal attitudes. The artist also does a great job at depicting different textures, placing a lot of detail in many works.

Below a great interview with Wesr:

 

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Artist of the moment…….Street Artist Alaniz

 

Alaniz is a fantastic street artist from Argentina. Alaniz works with the face and figure. Alaniz was born in the Andes mountains of Argentina.

The artist is now based out of Berlin, Germany.

He began by making small paste ups but now makes very large murals using a mix of rollers and brushes.

In this clip we view Alaniz at work on a piece for the Street Art Museum located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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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……….Frank Nitsche

I have been on summer holiday and didn’t have good internet access so I haven’t been writing, only doing research.

 

Frank Nitsche is a German born artist renown for his abstract style. Frank Nitsche was born in Gorlitz, Germany in the year 1964.

Nitsche attended college in Dresden, Germany where he earned a M.F.A. from the Academy of Art Dresden.

The artist is now based out of Berlin, Germany.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $80,000. Nitsche works in mainly in oils but also has worked with acrylics, graphite, and charcoal.

Nitsche’s style of abstract art incorporates many wonderful shapes and colors making for a wonderful kaleidoscope of images for the viewer. Nitsche has wonderful balance with his blend of grays and pure color.

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Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Sat One

 

SatOne is a street artist and illustrator originally from Venezuela now living in Germany. SatOne was born in La Victoria, Venezuela in the year 1977. He began working with graffiti when he was fifteen years old.

SatOne’s official government name is Rafael Gerlach.

The artist is very successful as a commercial artist and has worked with international brands including Adidas shoes and Ford Motor Company.

In this clip we view a time lapse of SatOne at work on a new piece:

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SatOne does a great job at developing very unique forms, shapes, and colors in his work. It always looks like its supposed to be there which is a great tribute to his high level of design.

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Artist of the moment……..Andrea Büttner

 

Andrea Büttner is a contemporary German artist who works in multiple mediums including printmaking, reverse glass painting, sculpture, and video art. Andrea Büttner was born in Stuttgart, Germany in the year 1972.

Büttner received a top notch education in the arts having attended the Berlin University of the Arts and Humboldt University located in Berlin, Germany. Büttner went on to earn a Ph.D from the Royal College of Art located in London, England.

The artist is based out of London, England and Mainz, Germany.

Below a short documentary on Andrea Büttner by the Tate Modern:

Her first major solo exhibition took place in 2007.

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Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.andreabuettner.com/index.php?/works/

Büttner is a tremendously gifted artist capable working in any medium. My favorite works of the artist are her black and white prints that always contain a great deal of emotion.

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