Posts Tagged ‘street artist’

Artist of the moment………Street Artist JM Rizzi also known as JMR

 

 

JM Rizzi is a contemporary American artist whose work is a blend of modernism and Pop art. JM Rizzi was born in Brooklyn, New York in the year 1975. The artist attended college at the School of Visual Arts located in New York City.

Over his artistic career he has painted murals for several hotels and restaurants located around the Manhattan and New York City areas. Below we view JM Rizzi at the the Pod Hotel located in Manhattan:

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In this clip we view a show featuring JMR from 2011.:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://jmrizzi.com/

What I enjoy most about this artist is his sense of loose abstraction similar to what I feel when looking at water or wood.

There is also an artist named James Rizzi, who is sometimes confused with JMR.

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Artist of the moment……….Street Artist Pastel

 

 

Pastel is a street artist and architect from the country of Argentina.

Pastel often works with flowers and landscapes as his subject matter. Arrowheads are another subject often painted by the artist.

Pastel’s government name is Francisco Diaz.

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Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://pastelfd.com.ar/

If you like Pastel’s work be sure and check out floral painter Robert Kushner. Both artists plants and especially leaves have a fantastic sense of life.

Pastel’s wonderful flowers might be better than real flowers because they last so much longer!

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Artist of the moment…….Danielle Mastrion

 

 

Danielle Mastrion is an American street artist renown for her portrait murals of celebrities. Danielle Mastrion was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Mastrion is pictured in the first image of the gallery.

Mastrion attended the Parson’s School of Design located in New York City.

The artist is currently based out of New York City.

Her artwork has appeared in the magazines Spin and the Rolling Stone. 

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.daniellemastrion.com/

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In this clip we view Mastrion produce a mural of the hip hop group Beastie Boys:

Mastrion paints in both oils and acrylics. The artist does public and private commissions and also paints for gallery shows.

I enjoy Mastrion’s use of color the most.

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Artist of the moment……….James Reka

 

 

James Reka is a contemporary Australian illustrator and painter. The artist was inspired by the graffiti and street art he saw growing up in Melbourne, Australia. Reka is a self-taught artist.

Below a great interview with James Reka in 2015:

Reka is based out of Berlin, Germany.

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Below a link to the website of the James Reka:

http://rekaone.com/

In this clip we view another interview with the artist discussing a large mural he painted in San Francisco. This clip is from 2013:

Of the many artists profiled here Reka reminds me of Barry McGee. Both artists create characters which are very animated and full of life. Its also great to see the face and figure with such abstract shapes.

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Artist of the moment…….Street Artist Hanksy

 

 

Hanksy is an American street artist based in New York City. Hanksy works with images that are similar to the famous artist Banksy, but with Tom Hanks’ face on most bodies. On a few occasions the artist has used other well known celebrity icons.

Hanksy enjoys playing with words using puns.

In this clip we view Hanksy’s first exhibition in Los Angeles, California:

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Below we view a wheat paste up made by Hanksy featuring comedian Jim Gaffigan:

Below a link to the website of Hanksy:

http://www.hanksy.com/

What a wonderful style of street art! I really enjoy his use of puns.

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Artist of the moment…….Ryan Callahan also known as Ryca

 

 

Ryan Callanan is a London, England based Pop artist renown for his work with characters from the film franchise Star Wars and for making art using smiling happy faces.

In this clip we view many works by the artist:

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Ryca works a painter, print maker, and sculptor. As a sculptor he often works with cast resin. The artist has also worked as a graphics designer and his more recent work explores the fun that can be had with text and letters. He often uses the shapes of pub bar signs as background for his text.

In this clip we view an exhibition by Ryan Callanan that took place in 2014:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.ryca.net/

With his newer works that feature text Ryca’s work reminds me of another well known text artist, Stephen Powers.

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Artist of the moment………James Haunt

 

James Haunt is an American street artist based out of Los Angeles, California. The artist is renown for his paintings of the female face and figure.

James Haunt’s government name is James Gillette. Haunt is his alter ego.

In this clip we watch Haunt produce some artwork for a skate board shop:

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Below a short interview with the artist:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.jameshaunt.com

The artist has been very success in his commercial ventures. He has helped to design apparel and watches.

Its interesting to see the different portrayals of the mouth and lips in art. Some other artists who came up with some great designs include Andy Warhol and the photographer Marilyn Minter.

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Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Stikki Peaches

 

 

Stikki Peaches is an amazing street artist and print maker from Montreal, Canada. The artist creates wheatpastes for most of his street art. His work in the studio consists of acrylic paint, silkscreen, and collage.

The artist often uses superheroes and comic strip characters in his work.

Below a link to the website of Stikki Peaches:

http://stikkipeaches.tumblr.com/

Stikki Peaches has appeared at Art Basel in Miami, Florida.

In this clip we view Stikki Peaches in action:

Here we check out a wonderful print edition by Stikki Peaches:

The artist’s tagline is to ponder, “What if Art ruled the world.”

Price range information: Most original works prices between $4,000 and $8,000. Prints can be found starting at $250.

Stikki Peaches artwork is a great example of contemporary Pop Art. I really his mix of comic book heroes and celebrity icons.

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Artist of the moment………..Street Artist Curiot

 

Curiot is a street artist from Mexico renown for his work with imaginary creatures. Curiot’s government name is Favio Martinez. Curiot blends his creatures with symbols from his culture including the Day of the Dead.

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The artist is based out of Mexico City, Mexico.

In this clip we view the artist at work on many pieces:

I really enjoy the many subjects the artist puts into his work. A flower, a beast or creature, and the human figure are represented in many images. His work reminds of the Italian master Guiseppe Arcimboldo. Its amazing the diverse strokes the artist is able to paint with spray paint.

We close by taking a view the artist at work on a wonderful mural:

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Artist of the moment…….Street Artist 108

 

 

108 is an Italian street artist famous for his black and gloomy paintings of organic shapes. 108 was born in Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy in the year 1978.

The artist began as a graffiti writer.

In this clip we view the artist at work on a large mural via time lapse. Its very interesting to see how much thought and layering of colors takes place in one of his signature “blob” works:

108 was one of the first artists to use numbers, rather than letters for his signature.

108 has created works on the wall in both Europe and the United States.

Below a link to the website of 108:

http://www.108nero.com/

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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