Posts Tagged ‘paper collage’

Artist of the moment………Eelus

 

Eelus is fantastic street artist based out of the United Kingdom. Eelus works in many mediums and is best known for the art of paper cutting, working with stencils, printmaking, and collage. Eelus was born in Wigan, a part of Greater Manchester, England in the year 1979.

He moved to London and became successful after his work was recognized by street artist legend Banksy and another street artist named Eine.

In this clip we visit the studio of Eelus and watch him work on creating some stencils:

Although the artist is capable of working in many mediums I am most impressed by his paper collage. His work with the figure and face using collage is hardly matched in the art world as far as realism and capturing a likeness.

For inspiration the artist often works with subjects he enjoys which include science fiction, women, and pop culture movies such as Star Wars.

Price range information: Prints range from 100 euros to 2000 euros. Original acrylic paintings can reach 5,000 euros.

Below a link to the website of Eelus:

http://www.eelus.com

 

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Happy Holidays…..A Gift for my Grandparents!

Below is a work I just completed yesterday. The title is MY GRANDPARENT’S KITCHEN TABLE.

So many holiday meals have been shared at this table, but I wanted the kitchen to appear as it does most of the year, without any decorations and my grandparents usual seats.

Its a paper collage that measures 12 by 12 inches.

And below is a beagle that I painted in the 7th grade for my grandparents present. I painted it in 1989. What a wonderful journey its been!

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I will be posting regularly again next week after my holiday break is over.

Try and keep creating even though its the holidays!

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Artist of the moment……Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was born in the year 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambresis, France. The artist was a founding member of the Fauvist movement. Matisse was modernist in this technique and had a masterful sense and use of colour in his art. He originally attended college to become a lawyer. The artist then quit his goal of becoming a lawyer and wanted to become an artist. Matisse attended the Academie Julian and then the Ecole des Beaux Arts.

A key influence on the artist was the “primitive” or “naive” style of artwork that paid more attention to bright and bold colors rather than drawing or painting something in a highly realistic manner.

Henri Matisse was part of the Chicago Armory Show of 1913, already 100 years old.

Spent time in Paris and the southern countryside of France.

His hometown of Le Cateau-Cambresis, France has a museum built in honor of the artist. A link to this website is here:

At auction a work of the artist sold for $25 million dollars.

As you know I enjoy doing paper collage. In this clip we see Henri Matisse working on a paper collage! The quality isn’t the best, but I gathered some inspiration from it:

And in this clip a great selection of paper cut works by Henri Matisse:

In this clip a montage of works by Henri Matisse. I enjoyed the selection of portraits included in this clip:

In this clip we see the artist doing a sketch. He speaks in French, but still great to watch!

Henri Matisse passed away in 1954 at the age of 84 years old.

Part of many prominent museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

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Artist of the moment……Su Blackwell….The Book as a medium!

Su Blackwell is a British artist that turns ordinary items like books of stories, into the story itself! I couldn’t believe it when I first saw the artists work, it was like watching a Dicken’s novel come to life! What creativity. For her artistic education Blackwell attended the Royal College of Art located in London, England.  Blackwell has mastered the skill of design so that at each moment it seems something is in movement, be it trees or people. I enjoy her butterfly works the most, sometimes a dress or a book is in the middle of transforming into a butterfly.

price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the website of Su Blackwell:

http://www.sublackwell.co.uk/

The artists finds her vintage books and clothing at second hand stores. She enjoys using very old books that may have worn edges or beverage stains, this also helps add intrigue in her work.

In this clip we see the artist working at her craft:

In this clip the artist cuts to music:

Some holiday cuttings here:

In closing, its nice to see one advantage the old book has over newer items like the Kindle or Nook, its ability to be used for an artistic medium of expression!

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