Posts Tagged ‘recycled materials’

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.

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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……..Cordy Ryman

 

 

 

Cordy Ryman is a wonderful artist working in abstractly with found and recycled materials. Cordy Ryman was born in New York City in the year 1971. Ryman works as a sculptor, painter, and installation artist. His father is also an artist, Robert Ryman.

This is one of the most artist families I have profiled! His father was a well known minimalist artist and so was his mother, Merrill Wagner. A brother named Will Ryman is also an artist.

The artist attended the Visual School of the Arts located in New York City earning a B.F.A.

Ryman works with many mediums. Most works include acrylics and enamel. Some of the other items the artist enjoys using are gorilla glue, cardboard, scrap metal, and wood.

 

In this clip we view two works of Cordy Ryman:

Here we visit a gallery show featuring the art of Cordy Ryman:

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What a great use of color and shape! And what a wonderfully artistic family! Soon we will take a closer look at his parent’s art.

 

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Artist of the moment….Subodh Gupta

 

The artist was born in  Khagual, Bihar,  India in the year 1964. He is a leading modern artist of India. He gained worldwide acclaim for his sculpture of a human skull made of pots, pans, and cooking utensils. The name of the piece was “Hungry God.” The artist began as a painter but has since moved into installation works with found and recycled materials including kitchen utensils such as pots, pans, and tongs. Gupta also is a photographer.

Price range information: Works including prints and works in ink start around $20,000. Subodh Gupta has broken the one million dollar mark at auction with his oil paintings.

For his collegiate education Subdodh Gupta attended the College of Arts and Crafts located in Patna, India earning a B.F.A.

Gupta is based out of New Delhi, India.

Below is a short interview with the artist and a leading television station based out of India.  You can see a quick glimpse of the artist’s studio.

It seems that creative energy is always flowing through the mind of Subodh Gupta.

If you enjoy this artist’s work another artist I find similar is the Brazil mixed media master Vik Muniz. Muniz has produced many creative works that use unusual mediums. Muniz even did a series of famous movie monsters using caviar as a medium!

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Artist of the moment…..Federico Uribe

Federico Uribe is a fantastic mixed media artist that challenges the viewer to think not only about the design of the subject, but also the medium. Federico Uribe was born in Bogata, Colombia in the year 1962. A great example of using not only the subject but the medium to explore an idea would be a series done by Uribe that featured a rainforest that was constructed entirely of puma shoes and shoe laces! What a statement! Most of the works in the gallery are examples of the medium most associated with the artist, colored pencils.

Some other mediums he has worked with have been dominos, for a dominatrix type of female torso. The man lying in the bed in the work titled SICK in the gallery is made out of shoelaces and push pins. Uribe has also produced wonderful still life and interior scenes using cables! What clever and unique mediums that reminded of the multi media master the Brazilian artist Vik Muniz.

For his collegiate studies Uribe attended the University of Los Andes located in Bogata. Uribe went on to earn a MFA from the State University of New York.

In this clip we listen to a great interview featuring Federico Uribe.

A show from 2011.

A link to the website of Federico Uribe:  http://www.federicouribe.com/about.php

Uribe now lives and works out of Miami, Florida.

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Nice to see the pencil being used as a medium in a way I had never even thought of! Cheers to Mr. Uribe!