Posts Tagged ‘hunter college’

Artist of the moment……….Ruth Pastine

 

 

Ruth Pastine is an American artist renown for her abstract style. Ruth Pastine was born in New York City in the year 1964.

Pastine attended the State College of New York and Cooper Union College earning a B.F.A. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A.  from Hunter College located in New York City. She also studied briefly in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ruth Pastine is married to artist Gary Lang.

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Below a great interview with Ruth Pastine including many works by the artist:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.ruthpastine.com/

The artist is now based out of Ojai, California.

Although the artist works often in oils, she reminds me of artist Freddy Chandra. Chandra uses acrylic, resin, and varnish but I find the two artists end up with similar colors in their paintings.

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Artist of the moment…………Michael Glier

 

 

Michael Glier is an American artist renown for his work with the figure. Glier was born in the year 1953. The artist attended Williams College located Williamstown, Massachusetts earning a B.A.. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from Hunter College located in New York City. In addition the artist took classes at the Whitney Museum and also the Rhode Island School of Design.

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A link to the website of the artist:

http://mikeglier.net/

Glier is also a wonderful teacher of anatomy and drawing the human figure. In this clip Glier talks about teaching:

Glier enjoys working with mixed media including charcoal and acrylics using non-traditional backgrounds such as fiberglass. Glier began working en plein air in 2009. He has traveled to locations around the globe to paint fantastic landscapes that show the climate differences between Canada, the Virgin Islands, and New York City.

I enjoy Glier’s use of shape to build solid forms on a flat surface. Glier also has a keen sense of design in his landscapes that keep the eyes of the viewer constantly shifting about the picture. His landscapes are a great mix of realism and abstraction.

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Artist of the moment…………Jill Moser

 

Jill Moser is a wonderful American abstract artist renown for her style of using fluid lines and bright colors in her drawings and paintings. Jill Moser was born in the year 1956 and grew up in New York City.

Moser attended Brown University located in Providence, Rhode Island where she earned a B.F.A. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from Hunter College located in New York City.

In this clip we view a gallery show by Jill Moser:

The artist has taught at the collegiate level at colleges in the eastern part of the United States including Princeton.

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Below a link to the website of Jill Moser:

http://www.jillmoser.net/

Moser employs a variety of mediums in each of her works including oils, pastels, inks, and acrylics.

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Artist of the moment…….Jules de Balincourt

 

 

Jules de Balincourt is a French born artist renown for his contemporary work. Jules de Balincourt was born in Paris, France in the year 1972. The artist attended the California College of Art and Design in San Francisco earning a B.F.A. with a focus on ceramics. He went on to earn an M.F.A. from Hunter College located in Manhattan, New York.

The artist is now based out of New York City.

In this clip we catch up with our artistic amigo James Kalm and visit a show featuring the work of Jules de Balincourt from 2007:

When I view the work of Jules de Balincourt the portraits remind me of Alex Katz and Shag. The flatness and similar drawing style to Katz and the color and playful characters of Shag. His landscapes remind me of travel artist David Klein. Klein was a great artist renown for his posters and the first American artist to have a poster sell for more than $10,000 at auction.

Below we again visit a show featuring Jules de Balincourt with the great James Kalm. This show is from 2012:

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $500,000. The artist works in oils, acrylics, and enamels.

Jules de Balincourt has had successful highly successful shows in the leading contemporary art spots of the globe including Tokyo, New York City, Paris, and London.

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Artist of the moment…..Alice Aycock

Alice Aycock is an American artist born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the year 1946. Aycock is a painter and sculptor working in a modernist style. For her artistic education Aycock attended Douglass College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Aycock went on to earn a masters degree from Hunter College in New York City. In addition to paintings and sculpture, also produces large size installations. A traveling show now is exhibiting drawings by the artist.

In college she was able to mentor with artist Robert Morris.

A link to the website of Alice Aycock:

http://www.aaycock.com/

For her sculptures she now works with steel and aluminum. In the early part of her career she worked with wood and stone.

Her work has appeared at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois.

Aycock has been teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City since 2010.

In this clip a brief visit to the studio of the artist. She talks about some large public sized works as well:

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I love the shapes the artist uses in many works. They remind me of a free flowing ribbon. These works contain motion despite being made of aluminum or steel in many cases.

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Artist of the moment……….Emily Mason

Emily Mason is the daughter of painter Alice Trumbull Mason. Emily Mason was born in the year 1932 in New York City. Mason is a associated with the abstract movement. For her artistic education Emily Mason attended Bennington College for a couple of years and finished her schooling Cooper Union in New York City. Mason is also associated with the color field painters.

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First a shout out to Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason for being the longest married artistic couple I have profiled. The two artists have been married 56 years, but have rarely shown their works side by side. Here we visit one of these rare showings of both artists:

The artist also was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship which allowed her to study art overseas in Italy.

She is married to one of my favorite painters and my favorite abstract artist who works with pastels, Wolf Kahn. Below some works by Wolf Kahn. I have always been a fan of his work because similar to Len Chmiel, he uses unique color combinations not usually seen in the landscape. His blend of color field painting and realism leads to very unique designs.

Her mother founded the American Abstract Artist group. The abstract movement hadn’t yet caught the momentum that would in later years.

Emily Mason has been a professor at Hunter College.

What a wonderful artistic family!

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Artist of the moment…Robin Tewes

Robin Tewes is a wonderful contemporary artist working mainly with interiors and animals. Born in Queens, New York in the year 1950, Tewes attended the Hunter College of New York.

What I enjoy most about the artists work is the great sense of dimension the viewer gets when looking at her works. One aspect that often goes without notice is the amount of detail she spends working on the backgrounds in her paintings. Many times the background is filled with script that adds further meaning to her art.

Tewes is looking to grab the viewer’s attention and start them thinking about their role in the universe.

The artist works mainly in oils.

Shows her work at the Saatchi Gallery based out of England.

Most works priced between $2,000 and $8,000.

Sorry no more information on this artist! If you enjoy paintings of interiors be sure and check out artists Lindsay Goodwin, Ron Hicks, and Alexander Creswell.

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