Posts Tagged ‘water droplets’

Artist of the moment….photographer Adam Fuss

Adam Fuss is a painter and a photographer born in London,  England in the year 1961.  His father owned a company that made dresses and his mother was a fashion model from the country of  Australia. His father had a stroke and since Fuss was only 2 years old required the constant care of a nurse. His father passed away when Adam Fuss was only 5 years old.

He moved from England after his father’s death to live with his “mum'” in Australia. Eventually the artist would move to New York City and take various odd job. His first experimentation with a camera was a “pinhole camera.” These works made up the artist’s first successful shows.

After this came his most sought after works by museums, his works with the photogram. First Fuss places objects of a surface and with concentration on what happens the moment the two surfaces meet. An example is the baby hitting the water and the shapes the ripples of the water make. A similar incident happens with an eel moving through the water or the ripples after a rock is thrown in the water. The title of this series is the “Ark series.”

The artist enjoys images that are familiar with everyone including infants, dresses,  the petals of flowers and droplets of water.

price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $30,000.

In this clip we visit a show from 2010 and the Chem & Reid Gallery. This show deals with the serpentine figure seen often in artist’s work.

In this clip we visit a more recent show from 2012. A brief interview with the artist is included.

Works of Adam Fuss can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, the Israel Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $90,000.

Artist of the moment…..Kim Tschang Yeul

The artist is best known for painting one item, water droplets.

The artist comes was born on December 24th, 1929 in  South Korea. For his education Tschang-Yeul went to the School of Fine Arts at Seoul National University. He finished in college in 1950 and remained in Korea. In 1969 he left Korea and moved to Paris, France. He remains living in Paris and has won numerous awards for his art.

Tschang-Yeul has works the Musuem of Modern Art in Tokyo, Japan ,  the Korean National Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Had a one man show at the National Museum of China.

A clip showing a few works by the artist. No interviews or anything to serious, but after looking at an artists work I enjoy to see live pictures of them. It helps me to create a better memory of their work.

High price range:  Oil painting from 2008 of waterdrops that went for $541,000.  Acrylics record is $108,000.

Low price range: Smaller works of his famous water drops sized close to 10 by 8 inches  starting around $5,000 in oils.  Aquatints start at less than $1,000.  Acrylics starting around $20,000.

The artist works in many mediums including oils, acrylics, aquatints, and lithographs. More than 90% of his output has been in oils.

Online and land based gallery:  Jimmy D. Robinson out of West Palm Beach Florida.

This artist is great in that he still makes subtle changes to his work via the color and lighting to keep it looking fresh. I only wish he might try painting a flower petal or pepsi can with the same kind of effect. Other artsits that paint great droplets of water are Alyssa Monks, Hilo Chen, and Eric Wert.

Try painting water droplets that you see on a cold beer of soda when you are watching a sporting event.


Awesome Acrylic Artists series…. Alvin Richard….

this artist paints still life works for the most part, I find his compositions and ideas very modern and his execution of the paintings show a high level of technical skill.

The artist is mainly self taught and has lived on the Atlantic coast of Canada for most of his life.

If you see his subject matter, its very intriguing. Be sure and check out his website where you can find what drives the artist to paint certain pieces.  On the blog he talks about the differences in the new monopoly games, and he paints them. Wonderful technical skill painting things like water droplets on soda cans and also a variety of textures.  For instance the artist got an idea from watching Oprah Winfrey’s last year. He went to a used bookstore and bought some books on her recommended list. He stacked them up and made a great painting. Its great when you can look into an artist’s mind and follow the works from the birth of an idea all the way to finishing the piece.

The artist, like most of us, gains loads of inspiration from other artists. He looks at a Wayne Thiebauld painting, then is inspired to paint some food himself.  Another time he was inspired by Gustav Klimt, so he found a book with Klimt’s most valuable painting worth more than 1o0 million dollars at auction. He found a book with this picture on it and placed it on a table. On top of the book is a vase. Very modern compositions that are very interesting to look at just because of composition, but if you know a little more about the world the ideas so unique its tough to stop looking at them!

The artist paints with acrylics on gessoed hardboard for the most part.

Below is a link to his website!

Keep those brushes and pencils going!

Happy painting!