Posts Tagged ‘people’

Artist of the moment…..Ablade Glover

Ablade Glover was born in Accra, Ghana in the year 1934. Glover is among the most popular living African artists. He works with thick paint and warm colors trying to capture the heat and atmosphere of the continent alongside the energy of the very large masses of people.

In this clip a great interview with Ablade Glover that begins with how he became an artist:

For his collegiate education Ablade Glover studied at The University of Art and Science and Technology located in Kumasi, Ghana. Glover also attended the Central School of Art and Design located in London,England. Glover also attended the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in England. The artist also attended school in the United States at Kent State in Kent, Ohio and Ohio State University located in Columbia, Ohio.

Glover is collected internationally including the Prince and Princess of Japan.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $20,000.

D

Artist of the moment…..Roxanne Swentzell

Roxanne Swentzell is wonderful artist who specializes in making wonderful faces in ceramics. Roxanne Swentzell was born in Taos, New Mexico in the year 1962. She is a very famous regional and international artist who is based out of Santa Clara,

Her family was very artistic and she watched her mother make clay pots from a very young age.

Swentzell also took great pride in home schooling her two children and some other neighborhood kids. One child is a visual artist and the other a ceremonial tribal dancer and professional singer.

A link to the website of Roxanne Swentzell:

http://www.swentzell.com/

The artist had an exhibition in 2011 at  the Denver Art Museum that included a work titled the ” Mud Woman.”  In this clip we examine this work:

When she was a child she had speech problems, causing her to focus more on making art. As she had trouble expressing herself with words, she was able to find her calling in art and express herself via clay. As the saying goes the sound of a door closing, not being able to speak for example, is the sound of another door opening. Perfecting her artistic skills with clay.

For her artistic education she attended the Institute of American Indian Arts located in Taos, New Mexico. Swentzell went on to attend the Portland Museum of Art School.

In this clip a series titled Emergence of the Clowns:

Has been included in exhibitions at the White House, the Denver Art Museum, and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

In this clip we view some amazing portraits made by Swentzell:

price range information: Sorry none available.

D

Artist of the moment….Shona Sculptor Elliott Katombera

Elliott Katembera is a shona sculptor born in the 1970s. Katombera has been working alongside Nicholas Tandi and G. Gidi.

He is based out of Harare, Zimbabwe enjoys working with butter jade and verdite.

price range information:

Works range from $300 to $3,000.

In this clip we see the artist working on a piece. The best is at the end of the clip when at least 10 smaller bust carvings that Katombera is working are shown:

D

Next entries »