Artist of the moment……….Wongi Wilson

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Wongi Wilson is a contemporary street artist from the country of New Zealand. Wongi Wilson was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. Wongi is best known for his adult cartoons, but he can also work in a photorealist style.

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Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.wongi.co.nz/

The artist is also known as “Freak”.

Wilson is now based out of Sydenham, a suburb of Christchurch.

The artist’s favorite medium is aerosol paint.

In this clip a time lapse of the artist at work painting a mural in 2012:

What a fun style of street art. Wongi has a great eye for color. Wongi is a skilled draftsman who has a great sense and variety in the line work of his drawings.

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Artist of the moment……….Jerry Zeniuk

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Jerry Zeniuk is a contemporary painter with an abstract expressionist style. Jerry Zeniuk was born in Bardowick, Lower Saxony, Germany in the year 1945. He is the son of Ukraine refugees.

Zeniuk’s family emigrated to the United States in 1950. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from the University of California at Boulder.

Although his style is rather abstract Zeniuk tries to communicate human emotions through his work.

In this clip a brief interview the artist:

For 18 years beginning in 1993, Zeniuk taught painting and drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $30,000. Zeniuk works with oils, watercolors, and as also a printmaker.

Zeniuk splits his time between New York City and Munich, Germany.

The abstract works of Jerry Zeniuk show a great mix of composition and color. His works dealing with circles are surpassed by others such as Damien Hirst or Amelia Caruso. Hirst and Caruso use bolder color choices with more symmetrical compositions.

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Artist of the moment………Katherine Bernhardt

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Katherine Bernhardt is a contemporary painter and installation artist. Katherine Bernhardt was born in Clayton, Missouri in the year 1975.

The artist earned a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Bernhardt went on to earn a M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts of New York.

Bernhardt works with subject matter that includes well dressed women, food, and cigarettes.

The artist paints with acrylics and spray paint.

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In this clip a brief interview with Katherine Bernhardt talking about a series of paintings with the subject matter of patterns:

The artist is based out of New York City.

Below we view a time lapse of the artist at work at the Contemporary Art Museum located in St. Louis, MO:

Bernhardt’s work is a great combination of design and simple shapes that repeat. She has a great eye for design and composition.

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Artist of the moment………Nathan Carter

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Nathan Carter is an American contemporary painter and sculptor. Nathan Carter was born in Dallas, Texas in the year 1970.

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The artist creates works using acrylics and mixed media. Carter creates both two dimensional  and three dimensional works. Carter uses plexiglass, wood, and wire to create his sculptures. These works are similar to the mobiles of Alexander Calder.

Two important themes of the artist are technology and communication.

Carter earned a B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts located in Boston, Massachusetts. Carter went on to earn a M.F.A. from Yale University.

The artist is based out of Brooklyn, New York.

Below we view an exhibition by Carter that took place at the M.C.A. in Chicago:

What a unique style of art. His work has many organic shapes and great color. His style could be considered similar to Alexander Calder’s mobiles but using more contemporary materials such as plexiglass.

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Artist of the moment……Luna Buschinelli

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Luna Buschinelli is a contemporary street artist from Brazil. The artist has a very illustrative style featuring characters with colorful clothing. Luna Buschinelli is 19 years of age.

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Just a few days ago the artist unveiled a work titled “Cuentos.” The work was just inserted into the Guinness World Records Book as the largest mural by a female artist. The mural measured 2,500  square metres. Below a short clip about the mural:

Luna Buschinelli is based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She became interested in graffiti four years ago at the age of fifteen.

In this clip we watch the artist at work via time lapse photography:

Luna Buschinelli ranks up there with Ezra Jack Keats and Os Gemeos as artists who create wonderful images of children at play and sometimes even making graffiti!

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Artist of the moment………..Baron Von Fancy

 

 

 

Baron Von Fancy is a contemporary street artist. Baron Von Fancy was  born in New York City. His government name is Gordon Stevenson.

The artist attended Bard College located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The artist earned a B.F.A.

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The artist is based out of New York City.

Some works of the artist via time lapse:

The nickname of the artist came from the term used to describe the artist during his collegiate years, fancy-pants. He earned the name for having a collection of Versace jeans.

Baron Von Fancy is one of the most successful commercial artists of contemporary art. His work can be seen on anything from cell phone covers to handbags. A few internationally renown clients of the artist include Uber, Nike, and Vans. Below a clip about Baron Von Fancy’s collaboration with Uber shoes.

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Artist of the moment………..Lorenzo Quinn

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Lorenzo Quinn is a contemporary sculptor. Lorenzo Quinn was born in Rome, Italy in the year 1966. He is the fifth son of the famed actor Anthony Quinn.

The artist attended the American Academy of Art located in New York.

Lorenzo Quinn also followed in his father’s steps and took up acting. Quinn portrayed the son of Artistotle Onassis, Alexander Onassis.

The artist admired the Surrealist painter Salvador Dali. He even played the role of Dali and also won an award for it. After the experience of making the film, Quinn chose to leave acting behind and dedicate himself to the visual arts.

Quinn was raised in Italy.

The artist is now based out of Barcelona, Spain.

Quinn has been very successful working as a commercial artist. He was worked with the internationally renown brand Absolut Vodka. 

The artist also designed a stamp for the United Nations.

In this clip we view a work created for a location in London:

Quinn also completed an important commission of Saint Anthony for the Vatican.

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Below a link to the website of the artist:

https://www.lorenzoquinn.com/

Lorenzo Quinn represented Italy in the 2011 Venice Biennial. Below segment about this wonderful event:

 

What an amazing life story and artist! For being made of stone his work has a great sense of fluidity and movement. He also does a great job of incorporating the circle in his artwork.

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Artist of the moment………Kim Joon

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Kim Joon is a contemporary photographer and conceptual artist from Korea. Kim Joon was born in Seoul, Korea in the year 1966. Joon often works with the figure.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $45,000.

In this clip a great montage of works by Kim Joon:

Joon attended Hongik University, located in Seoul, where he earned B.A. and M.A. in painting.

The artist has served as a professor at Kongju National University.

Below a brief interview with Kim Joon:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

https://www.kimjoon.net/

What a great style of photography! Very innovative and sensual at the same time. It’s very interesting how Kim Joon crops and places the figure on the surface. His use of a limited palette to paint the figure is also an intriguing touch.

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Artist of the moment…….Robert Polidori

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Robert Polidori is a contemporary photographer renown for his work with architecture. Robert Polidori was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the year 1951.

Polidori moved to the United States when he was ten years old. He became an American citizen in 2009.

The artist attended the State University of New York at Buffalo.

When the artist was 18 he took a job as an assistant to filmmaker Jonas Mekas.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $80,000.

Some notable locations the artist has captured on film include Havana, and the area of New Orleans after it was deeply affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.robertpolidori.com/

In this clip we visit an exhibition by the artist:

Works by Polidori are held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City, and the Victoria and Albert Museum of London.

The artist splits his time among Paris, France and New York City.

Three books of Polidori’s works have been published.

What a unique example of the modern landscape.

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Artist of the moment…….Chris LeBrun

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Chris LeBrun is a contemporary British painter. Chris LeBrun was born in Portsmouth, England in the year 1951. In addition to painting LeBrun has also worked as a sculptor and printmaker.

LeBrun attended the Slade School of Art, and the Chelsea School of Art both located in London, England.

Below a brief interview sharing his thoughts on painting:

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The artist was elected to serve as President of London’s Royal Academy in 2011.

In this clip we view a sculpture of a bird’s wing made by LeBrun:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://christopherlebrun.co.uk/

LeBrun draws inspiration from many things on a daily basis. The artist works in oils and watercolors.

Works of the artist are held in the permanent collection of the Tate Museum.

Christopher LeBrun is a great example of contemporary abstract painting. I enjoy his works because one gets the feeling of just watching and absorbing color rather than looking at a painting.

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