Posts Tagged ‘tulane university’

Artist of the moment…………Kendall Shaw


Kendall Shaw is an American painter working in a minimalist style. Kendall Shaw was born in New Orleans, Louisiana the year 1924. Over his career the artist has worked in styles including Pop Art, Abstraction, and the Pattern and Decoration movements.

Shaw served in the United States Navy during the Second World War.

The artist attended Tulane University and also Georgia Institute of Technology where he studied chemistry. Shaw also attended Louisiana State University where he also studied chemistry and art. Shaw went on to earn an M.F.A. from Tulane University.

Shaw has also taught at many colleges over his career including Hunter College, Columbia University, and Parson’s School of Design.

After graduation he moved to New York City to work for a large chemical company. He studied with Ralston Crawford and Stuart Davis.

The artist decided to give up his career in chemistry and became a full time painter.

In this movie we make a visit to the studio of Kendall Shaw and he talks about what inspires his art:

The artist found how to use color by working with master painter Mark Rothko whilst both were teaching at Tulane.

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What a great use of color and shapes!



Artist of the moment…..Rashaad Newsome

Rashaad Newsome is an African American artist who works in many mediums including collage, film, installations, and performance art. Rashad Newsome was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in the year 1979. His collage works are my favorite as his interpretation of the modern “Coat of Arms” include all of the modern images we see on tv. In addition to the collages or prints, Newsome adds his own sense of design by individually making each frame a work of art.

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Newsome grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended college at Tulane University.

The artist was part of the 2010 Whitney Biennial.

Before he was able to support himself as an artist Newsome worked odd jobs from being a nude model to working on underground hip hop music videos.

Newsome is based out of New York City.

In this clip we view some of Newsome’s video work:

One artist that showed the young Newsome he could have a successful art career was Madeleine Faust. Faust is a sculptor and below an example of her style.

As for his film work a heavy influence was film and video artist Paul Pfeiffer. Below an example of his video work.

In this clip Newsome talks about his very unique collage works that deal with his invented style of coats of arms.

What a talented artist who works in many mediums for us to enjoy. For another artist who is familiar to Hip Hop fans check out my article on of MTV’s first VJs Fab Five Freddy.