Posts Tagged ‘painters’

Artist of the moment……….Sepe and Chazme

 

 

 

Sepe and Chazme are a wonderful pair of street artist from Poland. Sepe and Chazm create remarkable works that have a wonderful sense of design using color and depth to achieve some amazing results. Sepe’s specialty is character and figure design. Chazm’s specialty is architecture.

Michael “Sepe” Wrega attended the Academy of Art located in Warsaw, Poland.

Daniel “Chazme” Kalinowski was born in Laufen, Switzerland in the year 1980. The artist attended the Architecture and Town Planning School also located in Warsaw, Poland.

In this clip we view a time lapse of the Sepe and Chazme at work on a piece in Poland that was made in 2013:

This exciting young duo is among the finest of the young street artists teams in all of Europe!

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of artist Sepe:

http://sepeusz.blogspot.com/

Below a link to the artist Chazme:

http://chazme718.blogspot.com/

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Artist of the moment……..William Henry Clapp

William Henry Clapp was born in Montreal, Canada in the year 1879. Clapp’s family moved to the area of Oakland, California and this is where the artist spent much of his childhood. Clapp was very well schooled studying first at the Montreal Art Association. He then went on to the Academie Julian in Paris, France. Clapp also attended the Ecole de la Grande Chaumiere. Clapp even studied at the School of the Prada Art Museum located in Madrid, Spain.

Clapp even started his own art school, the Clapp School of Art located in Oakland, California.

In this clip a great selection of works by Clapp:

The artist was part of a group of painters known as the Group of Six. The group painted scenes around Oakland, California that were quite different than other California artists such as the Bay Area artists.

William Henry Clapp passed away in 1954.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $75,000. The artist worked as a painter in oils and also produced lithographs.

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Happy Easter Special…. Board game master painter Tim Liddy….

On line and land based gallery: William Shearburn located in St. Louis, Missouri.

mediums used: oils, enamel, urethane, sculpture

surfaces used: copper and steel

low price range: $5,000

high price range: $15,000

The artist also takes commissions that range from $3,000 to $11,000.  Find your old favorite board game and send it to this artist! Maybe even have him age it more by painting dog ears on the pages and adding tape.  If you can’t find your favorite board game look for it on ebay.

A short lecture given my the artist that covers his life from age 16 to current. Its awesome to hear what inspired him and the incidents he had to overcome to get where he is today. Its nice to see the progression of the artist in a slide show. At age 16 he broke his neck playing hockey and was nearly motionless for one year. He started drawing as a way to rehab his arms and legs and just feel in love with the process of creating. The disability made him learn the power of high goals and a strong work ethic.

The artist was born in Dearborn, Michigan in 1963. He studied overseas in Florence, Italy.  He attended college at the Center for Creative Studies located in Detroit, Michigan and received a bachelors degree.  Attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and earned a masters degree in fine art.  He is a tenured professor at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

This artist is well known for painting fantastic images of board games. The games may be real or invented by himself, he never says for sure.  The paintings are trompe works meant to “trick” the eye.  The artist paints mainly with oils and enamel on copper or steel.

An avid hockey enthusiast who loves the National Hockey League.

The board games works give a flash back to a different and simpler era. Many games don’t feature one single minority on the cover, they mainly include only white males.

The artist’s own website: http://www.timliddyworks.com/

What I enjoy most about the artist is his ideas of paintings. Its a very unique niche he has found for himself and many of the paintings weren’t real games at all. They exist only in his head.  The artist is similar to Chuck Close in that he had to rehab in order to keep producing art.  For his mode of transportation the artist uses a segway, the motorized two wheeled power vehicle. The artist has had to overcome a lot to succeed and has become one of the nations premiere artists in the process.

Happy painting and happy holidays!

 

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