Posts Tagged ‘stencils’

Artists of the moment……..Street Artist Duo Icy and Sot



Icy and Sot are a wonderful street artist duo from Iran whose work is often deals with differences with the west and more conservative and traditional eastern cultures. Icy was born in 1985. Sot was born in 1991. They are brothers.

Icy and Sot were from Tebriz, Iran and are now based out of Brooklyn, New York.

Below some great examples of Icy and Sot’s public works:

Below a link to the website of Icy and Sot:

In this clip a short interview with Icy and Sot in which they share with us why their work is seen as criminal in Iran:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

A behind the scenes look as the artist duo prepares to go on tour promoting their art:

What a great team of brothers, similar to Os Gemeos (the twins) of Brazil!


Artist of the moment……..Zalez



Zalez is a wonderful street artist based out of France renown for his works with the female figure. Zalez is a photographer and painter. The artist was born in 1985.

Zalez attended graphic design school in Montpellier, France. He also attended fine arts in Toulouse, France.

A goal of the artist is to show how the female figure and form is seen in our current culture.

Below a link to the website of the artist. The site is in French and English:

In this clip we visit the studio of artist Zalez:

Price range information: Prints can be found for most works at $50. Originals can reach as high as $10,000.

What I appreciate most about Zalez is his references to art movements of the past. He has done his own interpretations of Warhol’s Soup cans, Renaissance works, and even contemporary artists such as Jeff Koons. This is the first image in the gallery.




Artist of the moment….Yoshitoshi Mori

Yoshitoshi Mori was an internationally acclaimed and collected Japanese printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan in the year 1896.

Alongside Sadao Wantanabe, already profiled here for his work with printmaking and spreading the word of the Christian bible. Below are some examples of his work. Both artists used stencils in their printmaking process. The process of using stencils for printmaking is called Kappazuri.

For his artistic education Mori attended the Kawabata School of Fine Art. After college he worked as a textile designer and also worked dying various fabrics.

Yoshitoshi Mori passed away in 1992.

Price range information: Most prints range from $300 to $5,000.

Mori is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Art Institute of Chicago.