Posts Tagged ‘Vik Muniz’

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.

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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.


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!! A new work by me!!!

Happy Halloween!  One of my favorite genre’s is the collector and their house as art. In this work I wanted to celebrate visual artists who created something associated with my FAVORITE holiday!

Each panel is 9  by  12  inches. Medium is paper collage.

This is a diptych, a two panel work. As a child I loved to watch the Addams Family so I thought what other art pieces might exist in the house besides the fish with the human leg sticking out.

All artists have been written about on my website!

Pumpkin-   Japanese master Yayoi Kusama.

Frakenstein- Vik Muniz, Frankenstein, caviar monster series. The artist recreated monsters using beluga caviar.

Vampire Mouth- Ruby Sterling

Pumpkin Head Man- Jamie Wyeth

Platinum skull- Damien Hirst

Witches Hat- Robert Therrien

Happy Halloween everyone and try to make some artwork to celebrate the holiday!


Artist of the moment…..Georges Seurat

Georges Seurat is a perfect artist to study on a hot summer day! Georges Seurat was born in Paris, France in the year 1859. Seurat is associated with the Pointillism movement. His father worked in the legal field and had become wealthy from some land transactions. For his artistic education Seurat studied at the Ecole Municipale de Sculpture de Dessin. After this he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts

Some of Georges Seurat’s most famous works accompanied by Vivaldi. Your next few minutes is set!

And to close with we will take a look at one of my favorite categories, appropriations! Here Vik Muniz pays homage to Seurat and reproduces Seurat’s famous Afternoon on the Island of Jatte work with puzzle pieces.

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In the link below two art lovers tell us more about Seurat and his work a Sunday on the La Grande Jatte.

A link to some other works using the same sculptural build up of space using puzzle pieces.  Vik Muniz is currently based in Brooklyn and is renown for making works of art using unusual materials like caviar, chocolate, or in this case puzzle pieces. Another great work featuring Marilyn Monroe done by Vik Muniz is shown here, please take some time to explore this site as the artist is a creative genius! :

First major work was titled the Bathers at Asnieres. It featured some young men at leisure by the river Seine. It was rejected by the Salon, but the artist found other groups to show this monumental work. In the end Seurat set up a new organization that dealt with independent artists.

Was influential in Paul Signac’s approach to painting.

Although some critics and experts classify the artist as Impressionistic in technique, Seurat loved to draw and would make monochrome drawings and even small oil paintings before beginning work on a larger sized canvas.

The artist died at only 31 years of age in 1891. The cause of death is uncertain but Seurat had recently had pneumonia and diphtheria is also mentioned as a possible cause.

A link to a great website featuring the artist;