Posts Tagged ‘urban landscapes’

Artists of the moment…….Lily Balasanova and Sergei Kolevatykh



Lily Balasanova and Serge Klevtikh are an artist duo from Moscow, Russia renown for their mixed media works of heavily populated urban areas.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Both of the artists studied together in college at the Moscow Academy of Textiles. Balasanova and Kolevatykh both earned M.F.A.s in 1984.

The duo also served as artists in residence in the Netherlands.

The duo have had works placed in private and corporate collections in Russian and United States.

Though the duo creates wonderful abstract works the designs and finished products of the this pair are remarkable. They touch several styles of art including Op Art, Pop Art, and Surrealism. Their urban landscapes even have a sculptural feel to them.




Artist of the moment…….Roger Brown



Roger Brown was an American surrealist painter and printmaker who often painted works that featured urban landscapes with Art Deco style decoration. Roger Brown was born in Hamilton, Alabama in the year 1941.

Brown attended the American Academy of Art located in Chicago before transferring to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois where he would eventually earn an M.F.A.

Family and history were very important to the artist and he made references to both subjects in much of his artwork.

Brown was also an avid art collector.

Roger Brown passed away in 1997.

Price range information: Lithographs are very affordable coming in at $2000 or less. Original oils can reach $100,000. Acrylics range from $10,000 to $75,000.

Below a montage of many works of the artist. This clip doesn’t have an audio with it but the pictures are quite remarkable:





Artist of the moment……Andy Burgess…..

Andy Burgess is what the current Pop Art movement is about. Burgess hails from England and is renown for his work with the urban landscape. Sometimes he paints the works but he is also deft and producing what he calls ephemeral collages. Collages that use time period consumer goods boxes and labels.

A link to the artist’s own website. Very cleaver name!

This clip features the artwork and photography of Andy Burgess applied to commercial ideas.

Price range information:  The very large renditions of summer houses that are done in oils sell for $25,000. These can reach as long as 60 by 90 inches.

Don Wexler is a famous architect from California. He became well known for his summer houses made with steel. The houses have a very clean and modern look and feel. Here is a classic Wexler architecture design. When I first saw a Wexler’s house I confused it for a work of art by Andy Burgess!


For his collegiate studies Bugess attended Leeds University. He also studied art at the Byam Shaw School.

In 2005 had a painting featuring a street scene in Philadelphia was chosen for the Royal College of Art annual competition for the Hunting Art Prize.

Burgess lives and works out of London, England.

Burgess has been in many shows with  the Cynthia Corbett gallery since the year 2000.

Has been in many international art publications including Modern Painters. He has also been featured in the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard.

Burgess has done many high profile commissioned works including works for the Queen Mary II, the international yacht and views of the River Thames.

A recent commission has Burgess painting the Cardinal Tower of Farringdon, large property investment company.

If you enjoy the artwork of Andy Burgess, make sure and check out an artist that uses a similar palette and fun compositions, John Aquilino.  Aquilino lives and works out of New York and here is an example of  Aquilino’s work with the urban scape. The artist has also worked in the animation industry.


How about following in the footsteps of these two artists with their very unique approaches to the classic landscape!