Posts Tagged ‘wood carver’

Artist of the moment……….Devin Powers

 

 

 

Devin Powers is an American artist renown for his abstract paintings and wood carvings. Devin Powers was born in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1980.

Powers attended Brooklyn College in New York.

In this clip we catch up with James Kalm and attend Devin Powers’ first solo exhibition in New York City:

Below a link to the artist’s website. Many of his later works, the carved wood reliefs shown here:

http://www.devinpowers.info/Painted-Relief

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Below we visit a show featuring Powers’ that took place in 2014 with James Kalm. Kalm visits two galleries before the gallery featuring Devin Powers’ work is shown which is at the 15:58 ┬áminute mark of the clip:

The work of Devin Powers reminds of abstract artist Mark Grotjahn and also some of the master Inuit carvers. The mixture of carved wood and color is awesome!

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Artist of the moment………Wood carving master Luis Tapia

 

 

Luis Tapia is a contemporary artist that uses wood carvings to keep alive the “Latino” traditions of the southwest United States. Luis Tapia was born in Sante Fe, New Mexico in the year 1950.

Tapia attended New Mexico state for a brief period of time. Tapia learned about art and developed his own style by working in the business of refurbishing and restoring old furniture and antiques.

Luis Tapia has won many awards including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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In this clip we view many of the artists working in a similar style. The work of Luis Tapia is shown at 1:20 into the clip. A wonderful car that has many faces on it perhaps celebrating the day of the dead:

What a great artist to look at on this Sunday. I enjoy his religious works, but I am most impressed with works like the automobile which make a commentary on modern Latino culture.

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