Posts Tagged ‘printmaker’

Artist of the moment……..Tom Holland

 

 

 

Tom Holland is an American abstract artist. ¬†Tom Holland was born in Seattle, Washington in the year 1936. Holland’s work touches many movements of art including Modernism, Abstraction, and Constructivism.

Holland attended Willamette College located in Salem, Oregon. The artist also attended the University of California at Berkeley.

The artist was given a Fulbright scholarship to study art abroad in Santiago, Chile.

Holland was also the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In this clip a brief interview with Tom Holland. Many work of the artist are shown:

Holland has also taught at the collegiate level at the San Francisco Art Institute.

The artist is now based out of Berkeley, California.

Holland is part of many prominent collections including the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of New York City.

Price range information: Works in oils, watercolor, acrylics, and sculpture with prices ranging from $2,000 to $20,000.

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Artist of the moment……Peter Tunney

 

 

 

Peter Tunney is an American Pop artist renown for his creative use of text. Tunney works as a painter, photographer, installation, and collage artist. Tunney had great success with a series that specialized in skulls.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below we view the artist in his studio:

Tunney worked as an investment banker on Wall Street.

Below an interview with Peter Tunney:

The artist is based out of New York City and Miami, Florida.

Tunney shows a wonderful sense of creativity in his use of text. Some of my favorite artists working with text include Mel Bochner, Steven Powers, and Robert Cottingham.

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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…………Shiro Takagi

 

 

Shiro Takagi was a wonderful printmaker renown for his work with the landscape and birds. Takagi Shiro was born in Hirosaki, Aomori prefecture, Japan in the year 1934.

The artist attended Musashino College of Fine Art located in Tokyo, Japan. The artist quit before graduating as he didn’t like the class structure. Takagi also studied privately with an established printmaker, Amano Kunihiro.

Takagi won many prizes at shows featuring print works in both Japan and Brazil.

Shiro Takagi passed away in 1998.

The artist is part of the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

As mentioned in a recent post, many woodblock print artists use the pattern and grain of the wood to give their finished work a high level of abstraction. Takagi sometimes uses the pattern of wood as the clouds and sky.

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Artist of the moment…….Shuzo Ikeda

 

Shuzo Ikeda was a Japanese woodblock artist renown for his imagery of children. Shuzo Ikeda was born in Aikita prefecture, Japan in the year 1922.

One great aspect about the art of Shuzo Ikeda is his use of wood grain pattern that appears in finished works. Many Japanese printmakers use this idea and the viewer can see that wood patterns can be found in reflections of bodies and water. Very innovative use of the surface.

Shuzo Ikeda passed away in 2004.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

 

The artist reminds of Disney master Mary Blair. Both artists created imagery of kids at play.

Another artist with a somewhat similar use of subject matter is the American painter Margaret Keane. Recently a movie about Keane was released called “Big Eyes.” This movie by Tim Burton is a great movie about art and how Margaret Keane’s husband got her to believe for a period of time it was better for the world and themselves if the everyone thought he was the painter rather than her. A true story also!

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Artist of the moment……Agnes Denes

 

 

 

Agnes Denes is a contemporary conceptual artist renown for her works which have an emphasis on the environment. Agnes Denes was born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1931.

Denes attended the New School College and Columbia University located in New York City.

The artist has worked and experimented in many mediums including land art, computer art, poetry, music, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Her largest land art work was a two acre field of golden wheat the artist planted in downtown New York City.

Over her career Denes has pubished six books.

Below we view a work by Denes that is a called a living pyramid:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of Agnes Denes:

http://www.agnesdenesstudio.com/

The artist is part of many prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art located and the Whitney Museum of New York City.

Denes is a wonderfully talented artist who enjoys plunging into different mediums.

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Artist of the moment……David Boxley

 

 

David Boxley is a Amerian First Nations carver representing the Tsimshian. David Boxley was born in Alaska in the year 1952. Boxley has produced prints but is more known for his wall panels, rattles, masks, and talking sticks.

Boxley was raised by his grandparents. The artist attended Seattle Pacific University where he earned a degree in science. After his college career Boxley became a teacher and basketball coach spending time in the state of Washington and his home state of Alaska.

Boxley became serious about art in 1979. At this time he began to study his First Nations artistic roots. In 1986 he decided to quit teaching and became a full time professional artist.

During the 1990 Goodwill Games Boxley was commissioned to create work that showed a peaceful relationship between Russia and United States.

Below a brief interview with David Boxley:

The artist is now based out of Metlakatla, Alaska.

Below a link to the website of the artist. ( A great website with many pictures!):

http://www.davidboxley.com/

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Boxley is part of many prestigious collections of countries all around the world. In this clip we view a totem pole that can be found at the National Museum of the American Indian located in Washington D.C.:

Boxley has a sense of classic First Nations design blended with a modernist use of color. If you ever have the chance to see First Nation’s art, in particular the masks, the color of these masks are remarkable.

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Artist of the moment……Alison Watt

 

Alison Watt is a British painter from Scotland renown for her works with the figure and fabric. Alison Watt was born in Greenock, Scotland in the year 1965.

Watt attended college at the Glasgow School of Art.

The artist concentrated on painting the figure until a show in 1997 when she exhibited her fabric paintings for the first time.

In this clip a brief interview and retrospective of works by Alison Watt:

Watt is now based out of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Price range information: Watt paints mainly in oils and works range from $25,000 to $150,000. Watt also produces prints, but no pricing schedule available for prints.

Below we take a look at Watt when she was preparing for show at London’s famous National Gallery of Art:

Watt’s paintings of fabric are amazing. My favorite works in this series are paintings of fabric that represent real life subjects, such as flowers. My favorite painting of Watt is titled “rosebud.” A painting that shows a piece of white cloth with folds similar to what one sees when looking at a real rose.

If you enjoy looking at many abstract shapes of cloth, be sure and check out my post on Daniel Adel. Adel has also created a series of paintings of white cloths on dark backgrounds.

 

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Artist of the moment……….Art Duo Farkhondeh and Amer

 

 

Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh are a contemporary artistic duo renown for their imagery of the female figure. The finished works are completed in embroidery. The team met whilst they were attending college in Nice, France at the Villa Arson.

Ghada Amer was born in Cairo, Egypt in the year 1963. Her family moved to the United States in 1974. Amer received her art education in Paris and Nice, France earning a M.F.A. from Des Hautes Etudes Art Plastique.

Amer has worked in many mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and installation art. She often explores the female form.

Price range for the duo: Sorry none available. Works by Ghada Amer range from $20,000 to $250,000 for an original acrylic. No price schedule for Reza Farkhondeh.

Below a link to the website of the Amer:

http://www.ghadaamer.com/ghada/Ghada_Amer.html

Reza Farkhondeh was born in Iran also in 1963.

Farkhondeh also studied at Des Hautes Etudes Art Plastiques where he studied video and film.

In this clip we view a show featuring works from the duo that took place in 2012:

What a great team of artists that can express themselves in any medium from drawing and sewing to video art.

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Artist of the moment……Sybil Andrews

 

 

Sybil Andrews was a British artist renown for her printmaking in a Modernist style. Sybil Andrews was born in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England in the year 1898.

Below we visit an auction featuring a work titled by Andrews titled “Flowergirls” :

Andrews worked as a welder in World War 1. Andrews went on to study at the Heatherly School of Fine Art located in London, England

The artist often worked with watercolors and occasionally with oils. She was a prolific printmaker.

In 1947 Andrews relocated to British Columbia, Canada where she would spend the remainder of her life.

Price range information: The artist works in oils and watercolors but not enough works have been sold to produce a schedule. Prints range from $10,000 to $140,000.

Sybil Andrews passed away in 1992 at the age of 94 years of age.

Below a wonderful montage of prints made by Andrews:

Andrews was a wonderful modernist often over looked by the art world. Her figures have a wonderful sense of motion and design. Many times the figures create a pattern themselves featuring shapes of the figure that are very similar but not exact copies of each other. I also enjoy her bird’s eye views of subjects including rowing.

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