Posts Tagged ‘New York School of Visual Arts’

Artist of the moment……Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman is an American painter born in New York, New York in the year 1962. Rockman paints animals, creatures of the sea and ocean, and botanical works in amazing detail blending realism and surrealism in a spectacular fashion. For his artistic education Rockman attended the Rhode Island School of Design located in Providence, Rhode Island. Rockman also attended the School of Visual Arts located in New York City.

Rockman grew up attended many museums in New York City. His mother worked as an anthropologist. The artist often likes to depict items such as creatures of the sea or rodents that most people wouldn’t take a second glance at. Rockman is able to find the beauty and the play of light of creatures that remain under water for most of their existence on earth.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000.

The artist is based out of New York City.

Rockman works in many mediums including oils, watercolor, and gouache. The artist works frequently on paper and canvas.

In this clip we view a show that took place in 2010 and 2011 at the Smithsonian Art Institute featuring the works of Alexis Rockman:

In this clip we view a more recent show of the art of Alexis Rockman:

Rockman has traveled the globe visiting such locations as Costa Rica, Brazil, and even Antarctica. My favorite aspect of the artist is his ability to mix variations of weather such as a storm or rain, with the traditional animal, floral, or botanical subject. A very modern look at a very traditional genre! Awesome!


Artist of the moment…..Charles Fazzino

Charles Fazzino is a world renown artist that is known for drawing a kind of 3 dimensional pop up ad. Fazzino was born in Finland in the year 1955.  His mother was a sculptor and father a shoe designer. Fazzino had his  first solo show for the public was in 1971.

price range information: Prints available from $500 to $5,000.

For his collegiate education Fazzino attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York.

Among the hardest working illustrators in the world his art has been sought after by many corporations and public events such as the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards, and the Major League Baseball All Star Game.

He considers it part of his job to insert some pop culture in his art, giving a very accurate portrayal of current culture.

Fazzoni most collected works are his three dimensional silkscreen prints. He first showed this work in New York in 1980. He first started to work in this method by taking a class at a local art store.

In this clip we visit the studio of Charles Fazzino.

Here is a link to the Youtube channel of Charles Fazzino:

This artist is reminds me of my childhood in the 1980s! Driving across the country on Route 66 and other parts of the midwest and stopping at new cities to me that I had only seen on a map. With the advent of google.maps and such its possible that the average person might not truly appreciate the skill involved in mixing pop culture and the local identity of an area with a map.