Posts Tagged ‘plexiglass’

Artist of the moment……….Tom Fruin

 

Tom Fruin is a recycled materials artist renown for his work with found plexiglass. Tom Fruin was born and raised in Los Angeles, California in the year 1974.

In some earlier works the artist composed his found art with discarded drug bags.

Fruin attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he earned a B.F.A.

The artist is now based out of New York City.

Fruin finds inspiration in the art of Piet Mondrian.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.tomfruin.com/

In this clip the artist tells us about a piece based on map:

The artist has been part of exhibitions in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we take a closer look at a water tower made by Tom Fruin:

What a unique and interesting style. I can easily see the comparison to Piet Mondrian. Like Mondrian, only more contemporary!

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Artist of the moment…….Dan Buren

Dan Buren is a French artist born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France in the year 1938. Buren is a conceptual artist and installation artist renowned for his artwork made with vertical stripes. Buren works with stripes in many formats including acrylic paint, fiber, and optical lighting.

When he began as an artist he worked in an abstract painter before working to geometric stripes.

Buren is based out of Situ, France.

The artist is included in the collection of the Tate Modern in London, England. Buren is also part of the collection of the Guggenheim located in Bilboa, Spain.

Price range information: Installation works range from $100,000 to $250,000.

In this clip a brief interview with Danil Buren:

Buren represented France at the Venice Biennale winning the Golden Lion award.

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Artist of the moment…..Musician and visual artist John Cage

John Cage first was both an internationally renown musician, visual artist, and composer born in 1912 in Los Angeles, California. Cage also helped to bring innovations to modern dance. Cage’s most famous work is titled Composition 4 33. It does include musicians, but the sound the person hears from the musicians is silence. They don’t play at all. The sound one hears is the reaction to the work.  We can only imagine what people must say…..What a unique idea.

Cage developed this famous number in 1952.

price range information:  His prints can be found starting at $2,000. Original paintings can reach $26,000.

He was very modern in his approach to both visual arts and composing using mathematical theory and adding in the variable of chance, Cage was able to come about with some remarkable and unique approaches to visual art and to the composition of music.

For his visual art he incorporated chance events such as using fire in his prints in this clip below. This clip is from 1986, when the artist was working on his fire series. His chance involved was how much time each print was left on the press, how long would it be exposed to the fire.

For his visual artworks his well received works include Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel. Cage uses prints and plexiglass in expressing thoughts about his friend Marcel Duchamp.

Also a well acclaimed was a watercolor series titled River Rocks and Smoke.

John Cage was also the author of multiple books.

Taught at Chicago School of Design.

Awarded the Kyoto Prize from Japan in 1989.

Here we visit the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain for a show. See some of his musical instrument adaptations including the prepared piano.

John Cage passed away in 1992 at the age of 79 years of age.

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