Posts Tagged ‘syracuse university’

Artist of the moment…….John Dubrow

 

 

 

John Dubrow is an American Impressionist painter renown for his work with the figure. John Dubrow was born in Salem, Massachusetts in the year 1958.

Dubrow attended Syracuse University located in New York City. He also studied in London, England at the Camberwell College of Arts for one year. Dubrow went on to earn a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Dubrow was influenced by the Bay Area Figure painters. The artist that influenced him the most was Richard Diebenkorn.

When Dubrow paints a portrait he first sketches it on his Ipad.

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Below we catch up with our art admiring friend, James Kalm, to view a show by John Dubrow:

Dubrow was made a member of the National Academy of Design in 1999.

In this great clip we visit the studio of John Dubrow and watch him paint!:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://johndubrow.com/

Dubrow does a great job at using a variety of basic geometric shapes in his landscapes.

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Artist of the moment…….Marilyn Minter

 

 

Marilyn Minter is an American artist born in Shreveport, Louisiana in the year 1948. Minter has worked in multiple mediums including digital art, photography, and painting.

Minter studied first at the University of Florida before attending Syracuse University and earning a M.F.A.

The artist has been a participant in the Whitney and Venice Biennials.

Minter’s work often explores sexuality and in this clip a brief preview of an upcoming show in April where feet are explored:

Minter is part of the faculty at New York’s famed college, the School of Visual Arts.

A very well received series of photographs was made by Minter that included her mother who was a drug addict. Her photographs are in color and in black and white. My favorite works are those of female lips. She doesn’t use a computer to manipulate her photographs.

Her paintings are also based on digital information. Whilst in the Photoshop program Minter combines negatives of multiple photographs to create an entirely new piece of art. For her paintings Minter uses enamel on aluminum. The latter layers of paint are applied via the fingertips. She uses assistants for this part of her work.

Below a wonderful clip showing images of female lips.

Minter is now based out of New York City.

Below is a link to the website of Marilyn Minter:

http://www.marilynminter.net/

Minter has a great talent for capturing a very unique part of the body in both her photography and paintings, the mouth and tongue.

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Artist of the moment……..Lin Emery

 

 

 

Lin Emery is a wonderful contemporary artist renown for her kinetic sculptures composed of aluminum. Lin Emery was born Larchmont, New York in the year 1926. Emery attended Columbia University and Syracuse University of New York. The artist also studied abroad in Paris.

She began her art career sculpting large size figures for religious organizations.

Below a link to the website of Lin Emery:

http://linemery.com/

 

Emery is based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. She used to have two studios, but one was ruined by Hurricane Katrina.

 

In this clip we see one of Lin Emery’s signature works:

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Emery is part of prominent museum collections in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Below another fantastic sculpture of Lin Emery:

Emery is great at seeing animals as simple shapes. A three dimensional version of the artwork of Charley Harper!

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Artist of the moment…….James Little

 

 

James Little is an African American renown for mixed media abstract paintings. James Little was born in Memphis, Tennessee in the year 1952.

Little attended the Memphis Academy of Art earning a B.F.A. The artist went to earn a M.F.A. from Syracuse University.

Little mixes his own colors using pure pigment. The artist also uses beeswax in many of his work.

In this clip we view a show featuring the work of James Little with our favorite art enthusiast, James Kalm:

Little is now based out of New York City.

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The use of pure pigment for color in this abstract makes for art that is very fun to look it. Many of his shapes remind me of classic game boards, a major activity for people before the invention of the internet.

 

Artist of the moment…………Roger Shimomura

 

Roger Shimomura has something in common with previous post Mine Okuba, Roger Shimomura also spent time as a detainee in a Japanese American interment camp. In other works Shimomura paints in a Pop art manner. Cartoony, but not as modernist as manga art.

Price range information: The artist produces silkscreen prints and also original art painted in acrylics. No price information available.

Below a link to the website of artist Roger Shimomura:

http://www.rshim.com/

Roger Shimomura was born in Seattle, Washington in the year 1939. Shimomura attended the University of Washington where he earned a B.F.A. The artist went on to earn an MFA from Syracuse University.

In this clip we view the show where I first saw Roger Shimomura’s work, at the Missoula, Montana Art Museum. Works and an interview are shown here:

The artist has worked as part an professor of art and the University of Kansas located in Lawrence, Kansas. He taught from 1969 until 2004.

I think its great that this artist and Mine Okubo have done wonderful paintings on feelings they experienced as a child. Even though its a tough and difficult subject matter, as the artist said himself, we can’t just erase the experience from our memories.

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