Posts Tagged ‘new york university’

Artist of the moment……Christina Angelina

 

 

Christina Angelina is an internationally renown American street artist. Angelina often works with the female face and figure. She reminds me of artist Swoon, both use female forms and often create wheat paste ups.

Angelina attended New York University. She went on to earn an B.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a great interview with more great murals painted by the artist:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.christinaangelina.com/

Angelina has completed several commissions for companies including Neiman Marcus. She also was hired to paint live whilst the musician Kaskade was painting on stage.

The artist often works with street artist Fin Dac to create incredible street art murals. Below we view a collaboration between the two artists:

The artist is now based out of Venice, California.

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Artist of the moment…….Nate Lowman

 

 

Nate Lowman is a contemporary American artist renown for his subject matter of bullet holes. Nate Lowman was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in the year 1979. Lowman is a prolific painter and printmaker.

Lowman attended New York University located in New York City where he earned a B.F.A.

In this clip we view a great clip from Art Basel Miami:

Lowman is now based out of Manhattan, New York. Below we visit his studio:

Price range information: Lowman works in acrylics, oils, and inks. Prints can be found starting at $10,000. Original works can reach as high as $700,000.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://natelowman.net/

When viewing Lowman’s work I am reminded of Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. His bullet hole works are usually made by a silkscreen printed on an irregular shaped canvas.

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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.

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Artist of the moment……..Aakash Nihalani

 

 

Aakash Nihalani is an American artist renown for his installations that are made of colored tape. Nihalani attended New York University where he began his collegiate career studying law before switching to art and earning a B.F.A.

In this clip we view a show and brief interview with Nihalani:

Aakash Nihalani was born in Queens, New York in the year 1986.

Below we view Nihalani complete an installation work that brings a touch of art to a stop sign:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.aakashnihalani.com/

I enjoy Nihalani’s use of basic geometric shapes and their dimensions as works of art. His use of colors and play of dimensions is a wonderful and unique style of art that translates into awesome gallery or street works.

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Artist of the moment………Hale Woodruff

 

 

Hale Aspecio Woodruff was an outstanding African- American artist renown for his works with the figure. Hale Woodruff was born in the year 1900. Woodruff was a muralist whose artwork represented the hard work ethic of the lower and middle classes. The artist was also a prolific printmaker.

He also spent four years studying in Paris, France. The artist also studied in Mexico with renowned muralist Diego Rivera.

In this clip we view murals commissioned by Talladega College in Alabama. Woodruff also painted many murals at Atlanta University located in Atlanta, Georgia:

The artist also taught at the collegiate level as part of the faculty at New York University. Hale Woodruff passed away in 1980.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 for a print to $170,000 for an original oil.

I love the emotion and especially the hands and feet of the characters portrayed by Hale Woodruff. Woodruff reminds me of another African American artist who was first an professional football player, Ernie Barnes.

Both artists were great at designing works packed with emotion and many figures. Barnes’ most renown work was his painting titled the Sugar Shack, seen in the credits of the 1970s hit television show Good Times, and on the cover of a Marvin Gaye record album.

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Artist of the moment……George Segal

 

George Segal is an American artist who works with the figure often with cast paper. George Segal was born in New York City in the year 1924. For his artistic education Segal received great instruction attending the Pratt Institute, Cooper Union College, and graduating from New York University.

Segal also went on to post graduate studies earning a M.F.A. from Rutgers University.

A major breakthrough for the artist was a work titled “Man Sitting at a Table.” This work was significant because it gave a more complete look as before the artist was working with a certain body part such as the hands or torso. The artist would later do such works as a woman looking in a mirror or lying naked on a bed. Much more complete and interesting than a painting.

If you enjoy this artist and style be sure and check out my post on Duane Hanson. Hanson did a wonderful job of capturing people in sculpture, complete with time period dress and hairstyle. He is my favorite when it comes to this genre.

Price range information: Segal worked in many mediums including printmaking, painting, and sculpting with plaster, bronze, and wood. Prices range from $3,000 to $600,000.

George Segal passed away in 2000.

 

In this clip a brief bio on George Segal:

I enjoy the process the artist uses to capture the human figure!

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Artist of the moment……Nola Zirin

Nola Zirin is an American artist born in New York City  renown for her abstract paintings. Zirin paints with oils and enamels on wood panel or canvas. For her collegiate studies Zirin attended New York University. In addition to painting Zirin produces mixed media collages.

A big influence was the printmaker Donn Steward. Steward is an American artist renown for his abstract imagery. Steward’s work is held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

I love the many forms of media used by the artist. Some oil paint, some pastels, a photograph, squiggly and exciting lines and even layers of paint are put on and scraped off to come up with some amazing images! I love the organic shapes used in her abstract works.

A link to the website of Nola Zirin:

http://www.nolazirin.com

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