Posts Tagged ‘satire’

Artist of the moment……..Anton Kannemeyer


Anton Kannemeyer is a South African artist renown for his cartoons depicting modern day problems with an emphasis on race relations.

Anton Kannemeyer was born in Cape Town, South Africa in the year 1967. He sometimes uses the moniker Joe Dog.

Kannemeyer earned a M.F.A. from the University of Stellenbosch located in South Africa. Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist receives much hate mail from fellow South Africans about his views on race relations.

Below a clip featuring Kannemeyer talking about a show that took place in 2011:

Other artists I have profiled that include racial satire as a key element in the work include Kerry James Marshall and Kara Walker.



Artist of the moment……Beryl Cook



Beryl Cook was a British painter and illustrator renown for his comical drawings of women in funny social situations. Beryl Cook was born in Engham, Surrey, England in the year 1926.

Cook was self taught as an artist, only beginning her art career in her middle age. She began to sell her art in the 1970s, when she was nearly fifty years of age. The artist was an introvert, and painted characters she wished she could be.

The artist was influenced by Sir Stanley Spencer, who painted wonderful scenes often of biblical stories, with many characters and actions involved.

Beryl Cook passed away in 2008 at the age of 81 years of age.

Price range information:  Cook was an outstanding and prolific printmaker and prints can be found for less than one thousand dollars. Original oils can reach as high as $50,000.

In this clip a great selection of works by Beryl Cook set to jazz music by Ella Fitzgerald, a great combo!:




Artist of the moment….Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans is a wonderful contemporary artist born in Mortsel, Belgium  in the year 1958. Tuymans makes references to international events that have been on the news and in the papers. He works with oils on canvas with references to photographs.

As for paint quality and color, his work is very dull and greyed out, it reminds me of the way watercolor sometimes looks brilliant when fresh, then the paint dries and sometimes the color goes away.

For his collegiate education Tuymans attended the National School for the Visual Arts in Brussels and the Koninkliijke Academy in Antwerp. He was studying the fine arts at these colleges that switched his major to art history finishing up at Vriije University in Brussels.

price range information: The artist has broken the one million dollar mark at auction with a the sale of Mwana Kitoka for $1.4 million. Below is this painting:


His wife is an artist from Venezuela named Carla Arocha. Below an example of her work, she works mainly in acrylics as in this example:


In this clip from the Tate Shots series we visit the artist in his hometown of Antwerp, Belgium:

In this clip we visit a gallery show from 2008 with the great James Kalm:

Here with the great James Kalm we visit a show featuring Luc Tuymans that took place in 2013:

Tuymans has also acted as a curator.