Posts Tagged ‘Hamburg’

Artist of the moment………Street Artist Daim


I have been away from writing the past week or so as my computer has been in the shop. I am back in business now!

Daim in an internationally renown street artist famous for his style of 3 D lettering and for the vast size of his works. Daim was born Mirko Reisser in Luneberg, Germany in the year 1971.

The artist works as a tagger, illustrator, sculptor, digital artist, and printmaker.

Daim started tagging when in 1989 as a late teenager.

Daim attended college in Lucerne, Switzerland at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Below we view a session sponsored by Volvo:

Daim and some other artists helped to create the highest graffiti work ever in 1995. The work is below and is found in Hamburg, Germany. The work is 30 meters by 11 meters. More than 1,000 spray cans were used in making the work. The piece is titled “Sign of the Times.”


The artist is now based out of Hamburg, Germany.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below we view a time lapse video of Daim at work. This is a great clip because its only weeks old and we can see his current style of dimensional lettering he is using:


Artist of the moment…….Street Artist 1010




Street artist 1010 was born in the country of Poland and makes fantastic works of art that showcase his tremendous use of color. 1010 uses simple geometric and organic shapes to make animals and also wall relief style works that emphasize color.

1010 made his work graffiti type work in 1993.

He uses the nickname he was given my a journalist who photographed his work and gave him the name. 1010 enjoys working with numbers and code.

Here we view an urban art show from 2011 that featured artist 101o and others including Rebelizer. This clip shows 1010 birds and earlier works that involve light and far different from his output now:

Below a link to the website of artist 1010:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

1010 is now based out of Germany and has done many works on the walls of  Hamburg, Germany.

What a creative artist! Its great to get so much color onto blah colored walls!


Artist of the moment…..Rebecca Horn

Rebecca Horn is contemporary artist born in the year 1944 in the city of Michelstad, Germany. Horn is a superbly well rounded artist that paints, sculpts, works with film and video, and also produces installation art. Horn uses very unique materials in her art including ostrich eggs, fossils, and 18 karat gold. Many of paintings are very abstract. Butterflies are recurring theme of the artist.

Rebecca Horn also enjoys writing poetry.

In this clip we view a gallery show from 2011:

For her artistic education Horn attended a school in Hamburg, Germany called the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste, from the age of 20 to 26. Saint Martin’s School of Art located in London, England. Whilst in college in Hamburg she developed an awful lung infection due to working with materials such as fiberglass. She then made the switch to different materials including ostrich eggs.

The artist splits her time between Paris, France and Berlin, Germany.

In this clip we view an kinetic work of art by Rebecca Horn. How whimsical!

Horn began exhibiting her artwork in 2002.

The artist is part of many prominent collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

price range informaton: Most works priced between $2,000 and $200,000.


Artist of the moment….Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse was a wonderful sculptor best known for her use of unusual for the art world materials. She was very modern in materials using rubber, cheesecloth,  fiberglass, latex, and plastic among other items. Eva Hesse was born to Jewish parents who were living in Hamburg, Germany. The couple realized their safety would soon be compromised and relocated to the Netherlands, followed by England, and then finally New York City.

Below we visit the San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art and listen to a curator talk about the varied materials Eva Hesse employed.

In this clip we visit a show in Scotland that features both large and small experimental sculpture works by Eva Hesse.

She was quite productive over her career and may be classified as both abstract and a female figurative artist.

For her artistic education Eva Hesse attended Pratt Institute for one year, then three years at Cooper Union School in New York and finally Yale University where she earned a bachelors degree and mentored under Josef Albers. and also took classes at the Art Students League of New York City. Albers was renown for his use of basic rectangular or square shapes augmented with flat bright color. Below a great example of Albers’ style.


Other influences were Jean DuBuffet and Joseph Beuys.

Hesse had a tough life. Her parents divorced in 1945 and her mother committed suicide in 1946. At the age of 34 years old she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and passed away in 1970 at 34 years of age.

After her passing the Guggenheim held a retrospective of the artist’s career, it was a first for a woman artist.

price range information: Artwork ranges from $50,000 for an original watercolor or gouache to $4.5 million for an original oil painting titled “Iterate.”

Another montage of works by Hesse. Eva Hesse is the woman that appears in the first image on this clip.

Sad to see Eva passed away at such a young age. She was a great modernist and at a time when artists like Lucio Fontana are setting new auction records , look for more works of Hesse to be on the market soon.