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Artist of the moment….CES53 also known as Tony Van Hoenderloo

Ces53 is a well known street/ graffiti artist that lives in the Netherlands.

Started to make his art in 1985.

Ces53 has made art in many countries around the world including Mexico, the United States, Europe, and even Burma.

First started painted trains as did many of his contemporaries.

In addition to painting he also has done sculpture works.

If I was to compare his work to another contemporary artist no doubt Romero Britto comes to mind. Both have bright fun colored palettes and have much action in their art. Below a great example of a work by Britto.


Below a great montage of some street art done by Ces53.

Ces53 is also part of a street collective named Lastplak, many times these images are very large and worked on with multiple artists from the collective.

A link to the artist’s own website:

price range info: Sorry, none available.

In this clip we get a brief street/ graffiti art lesson!


I really enjoyed the graffiti art lesson!


Artist of the moment….Larry Zox

Price range and medium information:  Zox worked made screenprints which range from a few hundred dollars to three thousand. Zox was highly productive with the medium of acrylics and these works can range from $4,000 to $20,000.

Larry Zox was born in the year 1937 in Des Moines, Iowa. Zox is considered both an abstract expressionist and a colorist. I would lean toward the color field definition as he played with color much more than the abstract expressionists. Also Zox enjoyed using basic geometric shapes in his work much more so than the abstract expressionist painters.

For his collegiate education Zox attended Drake University and Oklahoma University. Zox also participated with many artist-in-residency programs at Yale University, UNC – Greensboro North Carolina, and Dartmouth.

Zox was a recipient of many art awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

A montage of work by Larry Zox below.

Zox passed away in 2006 at age of 69 years old from cancer.

Zox had a brother-in-law that is a well known and collected painter of the landscape named David Prentice. He was able to serve as a studio assistant to many well known abstract painters like Robert Motherwell and Jaspar Johns. He was born in 1943 and continues painting to this day. I enjoy his works for his use of color in the landscape and the great paint quality of his finished work. Many different textures are included in his paintings. A great example of Prentice’s work is below.


If I was to compare Larry Zox to another still living painter it would be the artist Romero Britto. Britto hails from Brazil and is collected by many celebs including Elton John and Michael Jordan. Though he has done a great deal of work with characters and cartoons, I love his work that emphasizes colors the most. Below is a great example of Britto’s work with color.


For some fun try working on a painting that deals only with color and color field painting!



Awesome Acrylic Artist series….Romero Britto…

Quick interview with the artist.

A longer interview with the artist.

The last clip is about the artist working with Cirque De Soleil for a show at halftime of the super bowl. The artist’s creativity shows no bounds!

This artist hails from Brazil. He paints highly stylized works that remind me of the pop artist movement in the 60s.  Very bright colors and bold brushwork. The artist is a superb business artist as he had more than 40 different prints available at A great mix of expressionism and pop art makes his work highly collectable.

mediums used: acrylics, sculpture

surfaces used: gessoed board, canvas

low price range: many posters and for an acrylic original on board 2,000.  Many high quality prints on canvas available as well.

high price range: $6,000 for an original.

The artist was born in 1963 in Racife, Brazil.In 1989 he moved to Miami, Florida. At the artist’s studio in Coconut Grove, Florida an executive in charge of an Absolute Vodka campaign asked the artist to do some work and he career as an artist in the United States was off and running. Three of the many companies he has done work for are Disney, Movado, and Pepsi.

Consider him the Warhol of modern day as he has many celebrity collectors including Mike Jordan, Elton John, the Rockefeller family, and  Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I love the colors and bold shapes of this artist. If you have kids, this would be a great artist to expose them too as his work is very expressionistic. Kids might not render an item exactly as it appears, but their emotions are expressed. A great businessman who got paid to showcase his brand at the Super Bowl where companies SPEND millions for 30 seconds.

Happy painting!