Posts Tagged ‘torn paper’

Artist of the moment……..Joe Goode


Joe Goode is an American artist renown for his work which is both abstract and representational at the same time. Joe Goode was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the year 1931. For his collegiate education Goode attended the Chouinard Art Institute located in Los Angeles, California.

Goode is associated with the Pop Art movement. Much of his work during his early years has to do with painting milk bottles and paintings that represent clouds.

Goode is also thought of as a being a colorfield painter with his early works featuring a milk bottle painted in front of single color.

Goode is part of many prominent museum collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art both located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 for a print to $250,000 for an original.

I enjoy the torn cloud series works the best. When looking at the painting its hard to imagine its not real paper, but at the same time one recognizes the work as a clouds. A wonderful style that is both very real and very abstract at the same time.



Artist of the moment……..Ian Wright


Ian Wright is a wonderful mixed media artist from the U.K. Ian Wright is based out of the United Kingdom and has used various materials including buttons, torn paper, badges, tape, beads, and salt. I compare him to artist Vik Muniz, who even used chocolate and caviar in some of his artwork.

Wright used salt to produce a work of Rapper Grandmaster Flash. The salt was supposed to represent cocaine in reference to a song made by the artist.

Wright was born in England in the year 1953. The artist attended Goldsmith’s College located in London and received a printmaking degree from the London College of Printing.

Below an interview with Ian Wright talking about working with paper:

In this interview the artist shares more of his creative works that deal with music as a theme:

The artist began his art career creating album covers back in the year 1978.

His artwork has recently graced the cover of Foreign Policy magazine.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What a very creative artist! I saw his work recently on the cover of Foreign Policy magazine and was blown away by his works done using paper.