Posts Tagged ‘new york city’

Artist of the moment……….Kadar Brock



Kadar Brock is an American abstract artist. Kadar Brock was born in New York City in the year 1980. For his collegiate education Brock attended the Cooper Union School of Art located in New York City.

Brock’s first solo exhibition was in 2005.

In this clip we visit an exhibition of art by Kadar Brock:

Brock has been part of exhibitions in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

The artist is based out of Brooklyn, New York.

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Most of the paintings of Brock are made of mixed media including oil, house paint, and spray paint.

Its very interesting that the artist was a portrait painter, who was struggling to find his voice, who then sanded his down and was able to find his own style of painting. He was an abstract painter disguised as  a portrait artist!



Artist of the moment…….Jason Stopa


Jason Stopa is an American artist who works in a style that fuses Pop and Abstract styles of painting. Jason Stopa was born in the year 1983.

Stopa earned a B.F.A. from Indiana University. He went on to earn a M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute.

In many works the artist is trying to recreate a childhood feeling or imagery. One series the artist completed dealt with visual patterns of old school video games.

The artist is based out of New York City.

In this clip we catch up with the great James Kalm to view an exhibition of works by Jason Stopa:

The artist has also curated some exhibitions.

Below a link to the website of Jason Stopa:

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What I enjoy most about Stopa’s work is that you can see by the results he has fun when he creates art! Which is one of the main reasons for making art.


Artist of the moment…….Joel Shapiro



Joel Shapiro is a contemporary American painter and sculptor renown for his work work with basic geometric shapes. Joel Shapiro was born in New York City in the year 1941.

His wife is also an artist, Ellen Phelan.

Below a great sampling of smaller sculptures made by Joel Shapiro:

Shapiro attended New York University where he earned a M.F.A.

The artist’s later works often appear to be falling or even flying. Shapiro does a wonderful job at giving movement to square and rectangles.

In this clip Joel Shapiro talks about a large sculpture which was installed at the United States Embassy in Ottawa, Canada:

Shapiro is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.

Price range information: Drawings and etchings can be found between $2,000 and $10,000. Sculptures in iron, bronze, and wood range from $20,000 to $200,000.



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……….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:

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.



Artist of the moment………..Ai Jing




Ai Jing is a well known Chinese pop star who also became an artist.

The artist was born in Shenyang, Liaon Provice, in China the year 1969. Ai Jing attended the Shenyang School of Art studying painting. Her father was a musician and her mother sang opera music.

In this clip we view a show from 2012 about Ai Jing:

Ai Jing is a master at using text and mixed media.

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Ai Jing has also appeared in three movies.

She relocated to New York City in 1997.

If you enjoy this artist’s use of text as art be sure and check out my post on artist Mel Bochner.



Artist of the moment…….Marilyn Minter



Marilyn Minter is an American artist born in Shreveport, Louisiana in the year 1948. Minter has worked in multiple mediums including digital art, photography, and painting.

Minter studied first at the University of Florida before attending Syracuse University and earning a M.F.A.

The artist has been a participant in the Whitney and Venice Biennials.

Minter’s work often explores sexuality and in this clip a brief preview of an upcoming show in April where feet are explored:

Minter is part of the faculty at New York’s famed college, the School of Visual Arts.

A very well received series of photographs was made by Minter that included her mother who was a drug addict. Her photographs are in color and in black and white. My favorite works are those of female lips. She doesn’t use a computer to manipulate her photographs.

Her paintings are also based on digital information. Whilst in the Photoshop program Minter combines negatives of multiple photographs to create an entirely new piece of art. For her paintings Minter uses enamel on aluminum. The latter layers of paint are applied via the fingertips. She uses assistants for this part of her work.

Below a wonderful clip showing images of female lips.

Minter is now based out of New York City.

Below is a link to the website of Marilyn Minter:

Minter has a great talent for capturing a very unique part of the body in both her photography and paintings, the mouth and tongue.



Artist of the moment………Futura 2000



Futura is a fantastic American street artist from New York City. Futura originally began tagging subways in the 1970s and is considered one of the pioneers of the street art movement.

The artist was born Leonard McGurr, in New York City, in the year 1955.

McGurr spent four years in the United States Navy during the latter 1970s.

In the 1980s he began to work on canvas. As he developed his street art is among the most abstract to be found in street art.

In addition to painting Futura is also an outstanding photographer.

Also in the 1980s he went on the road with Eurpean punk rock band the Clash. As they performed their music on stage the artist would paint at the same time.

The artist dropped 2000 from his name, he used to be called Futura 2000, after the year 2000 came and went.

Futura is high demand as a commercial artist and has worked with such international brands as Nike. Futura has also started his own clothing line and has a store selling his clothing styles is now open in Japan. The artist also designed the label for a special edition of Hennessy.

Futura is still based out of New York City.

What a wonderful artist. Its great to see the improvements of an artist over time. From a tagger the artist has grown into a great designer whose work appears on clothing. His abstract works are also museum level quality. Overall Futura is quite an amazing artist!

Another interesting fact about Futura, he was once asked about painting on stage and if he listened to music as much now that he is older. His response: I know appreciate silence!

Below a great interview with Futura. He talks about one of my three favorite street artists, Martin Wong, who was also one of the first collectors of street art. (My two other favorite street artists are Swoon and Tilt. I think each of these three have developed their own language of street art):


Price range information: Futura often works in acrylics with prices ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.




Artist of the moment……….Garry Winogrand



Garry Winogrand was an American photographer best known for his images of daily American life and New York City in the 1960s. Garry Winogrand was born in the year 1928.

The artist grew up in the Bronx and both of his parents worked in the apparel industry. Winogrand served in the United States Air Force and then attended college studying painting at the City College of New York. Winogrand also studied photography at Columbia University.

Winogrand also took a class from a previous post, Alexey Brodovitch.

In this clip we view some great photographs of people who at the time are as emotional as humans can be:

The artist was the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and also the National Endowment for the Arts. He was also a highly sought after teacher and served as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Winogrand enjoyed shooting street images and spent most of his career in New York City, although he did shoot images of Los Angeles.

Garry Winogrand passed away in 1984.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $150,000.

The artist had a great knack for capturing the moment, WITHOUT PHOTOSHOP or any other digital technlogy. The lack of color gives the viewer a raw sense of emotion from the subjects.

If you enjoy street photography especially that of New York City be sure and read my previous posts on Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander.


Artist of the moment……….Edith Schloss



Edith Schloss was an expatriate American painter renown for her abstract expressionist art. Schloss worked as a painter, assemblage artist, and collage artist. The artist studied languages in several European countries before moving to the United States before World War 2.

Once in the United States the artist settled in New York City. She attended the Art Student’s League of New York and also Cooper Union College.

Edith Schloss was born in Offenbach, Germany in the year 1919.

Schloss was married to photographer and film producer Rudy Burckhardt. The marriage was short lived but the couple had a son. Schloss moved to Italy and enjoyed a lengthy career as a writer, though she still painted.

Schloss was known for being friends everyone who was important in the New York City art world.

Edith Schloss passed away in 2011. The artist was 92 years of age.

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