Posts Tagged ‘U.C.L.A.’

Artist of the moment……Christina Angelina

 

 

Christina Angelina is an internationally renown American street artist. Angelina often works with the female face and figure. She reminds me of artist Swoon, both use female forms and often create wheat paste ups.

Angelina attended New York University. She went on to earn an B.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Below a great interview with more great murals painted by the artist:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.christinaangelina.com/

Angelina has completed several commissions for companies including Neiman Marcus. She also was hired to paint live whilst the musician Kaskade was painting on stage.

The artist often works with street artist Fin Dac to create incredible street art murals. Below we view a collaboration between the two artists:

The artist is now based out of Venice, California.

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Artist of the moment……Photographer Matthew Brandt

 

 

Matthew Brandt is an American photographer renown for his landscape imagery. Matthew Brandt was born in 1982.

Brandt attended Cooper Union College in New York City earning B.F.A. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from U.C.L.A.

A link to the website of Matthew Brandt:

http://www.matthewbrandt.com/works/

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Matthew Brandt is now based in Los Angeles, California.

Below we view a gallery show featuring Matthew Brandt that took place in 2012:

In this clip Matthew Brandt talks about some of his new and innovative techniques that he applies to his photographs. For some effects he even uses acid:

If you enjoy some abstraction in your photography make sure and check out my post on Marco Breuer. Breuer uses some of the same methods of destroying the image as Brandt including burning.

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Artist of the moment…….Paul Sietsema

 

Paul Sietsema is an American artist renown for his black and white realist images based on photographic images. Paul Sietsema was born in the year 1968. The artist works as a painter, photographer, and film maker.

 

The artist attended the University of California at Berkeley. Sietsema went on to earn a M.F.A.from U.C.L.A.

As a film maker the artist finds a subject and then immerses himself in exploring that subject. These works usually show examples of art made by Sietsema in conjunction with his studies of the subject and can take multiple years to complete.

Below we visit a show featuring Sietsema from 2011:

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He is a Guggenheim Fellow.

In this clip we view a show featuring Sietsema from 2014:

Sietsema works out of Los Angeles, California and Berlin, Germany.

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Artist of the moment…….Farrah Karapetian

 

 

Farrah Karapetian is a wonderful American photographer born in California in the year 1978. Karapetian attended the Yale School of Art earning a B.F.A. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Karapetian had her first solo exhibition in 2008.

Her work often deals with people caught up in historical moments such as war or sometimes just doing everyday tasks. Some of her latest work includes images of ice that were taken and glued to a mirror.

If you enjoy this style of photography be sure and check out Man Ray. Karapetian also reminds of Andy Warhol for the fact she uses items we see in everyday life, but breaks them down to simple geometric shapes.

The way the images are cropped the viewer isn’t exactly one hundred percent sure of the image they are looking at. Is the shape a drum or a ferris wheel? A simple form when reduced in shape and color can become very interesting when composed creatively.

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In this clip we view a short interview with the artist talking about her photography. Two other artists are shown in the discussion. The segment featuring Farrah Karapetian begins at 18:30 minute part of the clip:

Below a link to the website of Farrah Karapetian:

http://www.farrahkarapetian.com/work.html

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Artist of the moment………….Harold Frank

 

Harold Frank was an American painter renown for his paintings of the female face and figure. Harold Frank was born in South Hampton, England in the year 1917. Frank and his family immigrated to the United States when he was four years old in 1921. The artist was considered an abstract expressionist painter.

Frank served in the United States Army.

The artist was raised in New York City. Harold Frank attended the National Academy of Design and the Pratt Institute located in New York City. Frank also attended college in Los Angeles studying at U.C.L.A. and the Chouinard Art Institute.

The artist worked in oils, acrylics, and mixed media.

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Harold Frank passed away in 1995.

Artist of the moment……..Roland Reiss

 

Roland Reiss is an American artist renown or his work with floral and abstract subject matter. Roland Reiss was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1929. Reiss is both a painter and sculptor. He was one of the first artists to use plastic as a medium.

Reiss is also renown for his small tableaus, which are small interior living spaces, which he made himself and sealed in plexiglass.

Reiss earned a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles. He went on to be an integral part of the Master’s Program of Claremont College located in Los Angles. He taught at the location for three decades and then retired to paint full time.

Below a retro on the artist’s career. This includes some mixed media works from the 1960s that were made from resin and foam:

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The artist grew up in Chicago, a child of the Depression era. One day his father packed up the family and they moved West to Los Angeles, California. His father would become a street car conductor.

Reiss has been the recipient of several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

One thing is for sure about the work of Reiss, his many decades of experience painting floral works have brought him a great deal of expertise at using shapes and color to create wonderful abstract art.

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Artist of the moment………..Diego Romero

 

 

Diego Romero is the brother of the previous post, Mateo Romero, and an outstanding artist in his own right. Diego Romero was born in Berkeley, California in the year 1966. His father and grandmother were both artists. His grandmother was a renown ceramics artist, its obvious that he found some inspiration from her in his wonderful and unique plates.

Like his brother Mateo Romero, Diego briefly attended the Institute of American Indian Art. After a short stint at the institute Diego would go on to earn a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design based out of Los Angeles, California. The artist went on to earn a MFA from U.C.L.A.

 

In this clip Diego Romero talks about his working process:

With his use of cartoons and comics and earthenware, the artist has created very unique pieces of art on par with his more famous brother Mateo.

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What a great family of artisans who have been working as artists for 3 generations. Its interesting to see the similarities in styles and subject matter between the brothers. The father of the two boys was a traditional painter who enjoyed painting despite losing a hand in the Korean War.

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Artist of the moment……Kevin Appel

 

 

Kevin Appel is an artist who has worked in many styles over his career. Kevin Appel was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1967. For his artistic education Appel attended Parsons located in New York City earning a B.F.A. Appel went on to earn a M.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Appel has been a teacher and the Chair of graduate studies at the University of California at Irvine.

Appel now works in a very abstract work but its his interior works of the 1990s that I enjoy the most. When I see his interior works I am reminded of the modern Farnsworth House located in Illinois. Very modern line work, just as in in Appel’s works of the 90s. His works of this period have a great architectural base. Appel’s work now seems to have an interior design feel and is far more abstract than his earlier works. Here is an image of the Farnsworth House:

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Appel is based out of Los Angeles, California.

Kevin Appel is part of the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $8,000 to $50,000.

In  this clip we visit a show from 2009:

In this clip we view a show from 2014:

Artist of the moment…….Barbara Morgan

Barbara Morgan was born in the year 1900 in the city of Buffalo, Kansas. Morgan was renown for her work with dancers. For her artistic education she attended the University of California at Los Angeles. After graduating with an art degree she taught at the high school level for one year. She traveled though out the southwest and observed the native dancers of the Native American culture. This experience led to a lifelong fascination with the art of dancing.

In this clip we listen to Morgan compare the art of Native American dance to the style of dance of  Martha Graham:

Morgan was an artist’s artist working in many mediums including drawing, printmaking, painting, and photography.

Was also part of teaching faculty at the U.C.L.A.

Winner of a grant for the National Endowments of the Arts.

Below a montage of works by Barbara Morgan:

Morgan was a co-founder of the magazine APERTURE. This magazine was a great stepping stone for many of America’s great photographers including Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Minor  White, and Beaumont Newhall.

Recipient of  a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Magazine Photographers.

price range information:  Works range from $2,000 to $20,000.

Included in prominent collections of the Smithsonian Institute and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Barbara Morgan passed away in 1992 at the age of 92 years old.

Artist of the moment….Nancy Youdelman

Nancy Youdelman is an American artist renown for her work with dresses. Nancy Youdelman was born in New York City in the year 1948. For her collegiate studies she attended California Institute for the Arts earning a bachelors in art. For her graduate studies she attended U.C.L.A .

Youdelman was one of the first students in Judy Chicago’s first feminist art class. She was also able to mentor under Mary Schapiro, a member of the Pattern and Decoration Movement I have profiled already.

Her dresses remind me of three dimensional collages as they are laced with intricate detail such as buttons and photographs.

The artist is part of the teaching faculty at California State University at Fresno.

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Below a brief interview with the artist. I would skip the beginning and start at 5:15 and you can see her show some work and her thoughts about it.

Another awesome artist that enjoy working the dress as a main subject is Christina Chalmers. Below an example of her style.

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A link to the website of Nancy Youdelman:

http://nancyyoudelman.com/

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