Posts Tagged ‘gold leaf’

Artist of the moment……….Hajime Namiki

 

Hajime Namiki is a Japanese woodblock master renown for his prints of trees. Hajime Namiki was born Tokyo, Japan in the year 1947.

Namiki studied with another master woodblock artist named Shigeru Ogura.Although he is associated with prints, Namiki began his art career as a sculptor. Ogura was a highly regarded sculptor Namiki began studying with him in 1965. The artist began to work with prints in the 1970s.

Namiki works often with oil pigments on paper. In addition he often uses gold and silver leaf in his work.

The paper he uses is Torinoko Paper.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Trees are a wonderful subject because they have very interesting texture in the bark. The artist can also use the shapes of the leaves and negative space between branches in addition to color to make trees a wonderful subject to use for expression.

Some other fantastic artists who are renown for their work with trees include Scott Duce, Richard Schmid, Albert Handell, and Lynn Boggess. Natasha Wescoat, and Peter Hoffer.

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Artist of the moment………Jean Francois- Suys

Jean Francois Suys is a fantastic artist born in Brussels, Belgium in the year 1956.

Suys was influenced by Kandinsky and his ideas on colour principles that each colour has its own energy, vibration, and character.

Many works contain acrylic paint, lacquer, and gold leaf.

price range information: Most works range from $5,000 to $10,000.

The artist is trying to start a movement of Empathism. Suys is tired of seeing art that tries to shock us and tries to have the viewer step back and take in his artwork as part of a positive force.

Jean Francois Suys is now based out of Switzerland.

The artist is a master at using color in his work. The gold leaf and the use of lacquer are great editions to his work.

 

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