Posts Tagged ‘installations’

Artist of the moment…….Damian Ortegá



Damian Ortegá is a contemporary artist renown for his large installations, photography, and video art. Damian Ortegá was born in Mexico City, Mexico in the year 1967.

Ortegá spent time as a political cartoonist. This shows up in his skill for finding unique patterns and shapes in his designs.

The artist studied in the atelier of famed Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco.

In this clip we view a work by Damian Ortega with the title ,” Controller of the Universe” The show began in late 2014:

Ortegá is based out of Mexico City, Mexico and also Berlin, Germany.

Price range information: Photographs can be found between $10,000 and $25,000. No pricing available for sculpture works.

Below we visit a show featuring Damian Ortegá that took place in 2009:

His large works that show items that are dissected take me back to the days of my childhood. Before “You tube” and the Do It Yourself network a person was to assemble something complex from a drawing/ painting that looked exactly like one of these installations. Very creative!



Artist of the moment……Street Artist NohJColey



NohJColey is a American street artist and illustrator renown for his work with the face, figure, and text. The artist creates prints, wheat paste ups, and interactive sculptures around the city of New York.

In this clip we view a wonderful work of street art that pays homage to previous graffiti artists who have passed on:

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Below an awesome moving piece of street art created by NohJColey:

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NohJColey’s work tries to capture the emotions of humans. The artist tries to portray what effects the current Pop culture, such as music, has on the individual.


Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Moneyless



Moneyless is an Italian born street artist renown for his three dimensional installation works and paintings of basic geometric shapes.  Moneyless also goes by the name of Teo Pirisi. The artist has used his background as a street artist and his studies of industrial architecture and design to develop his own unique language of expression and art.

Teo Pirisi was born in the year 1980.

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The artist attended the Fine Art Academy located in Carrara, Italy where he studied industrial design and architecture. He also attended the Higher Institute for Artistic Industries located in Florence, Italy.

Below we view a time lapse of Moneyless as he works on a painting:

Moneyless was heavily influenced by the street and graffiti art of Tuscany, Italy.

Below a link to the website of Moneyless:

The artist says his work and the shapes involved represent ideas.

Below a quick glimpse of a gallery show featuring the paintings and drawings of Moneyless. These works remind me of when I was very young and two of my favorite toys were the Spirograph and the Slinky.


Artist of the moment……..Duvier Del Dago


Duvier Del Gado is a Cuban artist renown his three dimensional drawings and installations of material items most people are trying to attain. Duvier Del Dago was born in Zulueta, Villa Clara, Cuba in the year 1976.

Some past subjects include castles, motorcycles, and guns.

The artist attended the ISE ( Instituto Superior del Arte). A major mentor for Del Dago was another Cuban artist named Rene Rodriguez.

Del Gado has been a two time participant in the Havana, Cuba Art biennial.

Below a great interview with Duvier Del Dago talking about his creative process and how much he enjoys drawing. Del Dago says he has been drawing as long as he can remember.

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What a creative artist! It will be interesting to see if the artist ever tries to use more color in his installations. What I enjoy most about this very modern artist, is the fact he doesn’t use any technology yet his artwork from a distance looks like a hologram. He often starts by a drawing of the subject on semi transparent nylon. Then he makes a connect the dots system he developed using hooks on wooden panels and thread.



Artist of the moment………Street Artist Kenor



Kenor is a street artist from Spain who employs strong color and mixture of organic and geometric shapes to make some spectacular art.

Kenor was born in the year 1976. His father enjoyed photography.

Below a link for the website of Kenor:

Below an interview with Kenor in Spanish with English subtitles:

The artist produces works on canvas, prints, very large murals, and installations.

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Kenor has a very bold sense of shapes and color that remind of Brazilian artist Romero Britto.




Artist of the moment……….Isaac Cordal


Issac Cordal is a street artist who is renown for his miniature works. Isaac Cordal was born Pontevedre, Spain in the year 1974.

His miniature works are also known as cement eclipses. His process includes first modeling the work in clay before making cement replicas of his ideas using silicone molds.

Cordal is now based out of London, England.

The often places his installations that you might first overlook for having art such as surveillance cameras, bus shelters, and small bodies of water that exist after a good rain.

In this clip a wide selection of works by Isaac Cordal. What a great sense of humor!:

Installation street art is great and often uses quite a bit of humor as we see in the work of Cordal. Another street artist renown for working with miniature sculptures is the Danish artist Tejn. Tejn’s works are called “lock ons.”

Below a link to the website of Isaac Cordal:

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To close we look at another selection of hilarious works by Isaac Cordal. With so many up close images we can see how much work is put into each miniature work of art:



Artist of the moment……..Pablo Vargas Lugo


Pablo Vargas Lugo is a contemporary artist based out of Lima, Peru. Lugo makes paintings and also creates wonderful installations.

Pablo Vargas was born in Mexico City, Mexico in the year 1968. The artist attended the National School for the Fine Arts also located in Mexico City where he earned a B.F.A.




In this clip we watch as Pablo Vargas Lugo creates an installation:

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I enjoy the collages of this artist. These works have a great movement across the surface and also use patterns and shapes that repeat, two great themes in artwork of any kind.

The artist is also similar to Andy Warhol, both spent some time depicting disasters. Vargas Lugo did some works based on the extinction, or disaster of the disappearance of dinosaurs. Very creative and always looking to explore a new medium, a great contemporary artist.


Artist of the moment………Street Artist Slinkachu

Slinkachu is a wonderful street artists renown for his miniature size installations. Slinkachu uses characters found with model railroad train sets as his subject matter.

Slinkachu works with a very humorous twist in most of his works.

The artist is also a great photographer, a key aspect in his art.

A link to the website of Slinkachu:

In this clip a brief interview with Slinkachu. Many works are shown.

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What a great concept! Make sure you don’t walk to fast through the streets of London, England or you may miss some art! Keep looking up and down. Think Banksy and Slinkachu! Slinkachu is one of the funniest artists ever profiled here!


Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Above

Above is an American street artist born in California in the year 1981. Above is famous for his subject matter of an arrow pointing up that is painted to look three dimensional. Above is a painter, illustrator, and also an installation artist. The arrows are sometimes hung from locations very high from the ground on occasion including words.

Above has worked in more than 100 different cities worldwide!

A link to the website of Above:

Similar to Banksy, Above has chosen to keep his identity a secret.

In this clip a great interview with Above. He talks about his childhood, and how living close to the train tracks turned out to be a blessing in disguise:

My personal favorite works of Above are his stencils that are time sensitive. As in the gallery above with a man that looks to be balancing on something painted, in fact the shape is a cast shadow that makes the picture complete when the sun is setting. What a great concept, time sensitive art!

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Artist of the moment…..Paul Villinski

Paul Villinski is an American artist  born in the year 1960 in York, ,Maine. Villinski  is a mixed media and installation artist. He was born to a family whose father was an air force pilot. Using found or recycled materials from his own collection the artist main subject is butterflies. He creates them from items such as used records and also beer cans. He often employs the butterflies as a group engaging in an activity such as transporting a plane, or coming together to create a certain shape with the negative space created by the group.

For his artistic education Villinski attended the Massachusetts College of Art located in Boston, Massachusetts. He went on to earn a bachelor of fine arts degree from Cooper Union College located in New York City.

Even the records the artists uses have something to do with his work. In this clip we visit his studio and he talks briefly about his creative process:

This piece was designed for a show in 2011. Its a cross with a wheelchair and airplane!

In this clip we view a work titled metamorphosis set to music:

Past winner of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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