Posts Tagged ‘vertical stripes’

Artist of the moment………Gene Davis

 

Gene Davis was an American artist renown for his style of abstract painting using vertical lines. Gene Davis was born in the nations capital of Washington D.C. in the year 1920.

The artist attended Maryland University and after college began a career as a writer. He covered local sports teams and also presidents Roosevelt and Truman. Davis was often a poker playing friend of Truman.

In this clip we see the artist at work from a longer documentary on Gene Davis:

Over his career the artist did many public works in and around Washington D.C.

Davis spent many years teaching at the Corcoran School of Art.

Gene Davis passed away in 1985 at the age of 64 years of age.

Davis’ artwork is included in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Institute and the Corcoran Gallery of Art both located in Washington D.C. and the Guggenheim located in New York City.

Price range information: The artist worked in many mediums including pastel and lithography which start at $5,000. Original works in acrylics can reach $150,000.

If I were to compare his work to another artist it would be Barnett Newman.

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Artist of the moment…….Tim Bavington

Tim Bavington was born in England in the year 1966. As we continue are discussion on the automobile in art Bavington uses an automotive spray gun instead of a brush in making vertical strokes his art. For his artistic education Bavington attended the Art Center College of art and Design earning a B.F.A. Bavington went on to earn an M.F.A. from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. In addition to painting and printmaking Bavington also creating installations.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

For his mediums Bavington uses acrylics and synthetic polymer.

Part of Bavington’s artistic process is to use blend music and art. The artist uses the computer to develop his own system where certain colors are attached to certain sounds and instruments. A painting of rock music would be drastically different than a painting of an opera. Bavington is very unique in his approach to creating. Sometimes the artist even makes reference the song in question in the title.

In this clip we  make a visit to the artist’s studio:

In this clip we take a behind the scenes look to watch a work completed with curved lines:

And lastly we check out the artist working in his more familiar vertical stripe pattern:

Tim Bavington is now based out of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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