Artist of the moment………..Photographer Tommy Ingberg

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Tommy Ingberg is a contemporary photographer from Sweden. Tommy Ingberg was born in the year 1980. (The first picture in the gallery is Tommy Ingberg.)

Ingberg is influenced by Surrealism. Ingberg’s idea of surrealism is to portray an abstract thought using a picture.

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Ingberg uses digital editing to make a final image.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://ingberg.com

In this clip a montage of works by Tommy Ingberg:

 

Tommy Ingberg is a wonderful example of contemporary photography. Ingberg does a great job in his work at portraying dreams. His work is very contemplative and leaves the viewer with many questions in their head about his work and life in general.

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Artist of the moment…………….Street Artist Yok

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Yok is a contemporary street artist. Yok is from a small town close to Perth, Australia. In addition to murals Yok creates shellac based ink drawings and illustrations.

The artist grew up near the ocean so this has given him inspiration to draw men with long beards.

Yok means Jade in Chinese.

The artist has been inspired by fellow artists Craola, Dalek, and Mike Giant.

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Below Yok creates a work with fellow artist Sheryo:

 

Yok is based out of New York City. He moved to New York City to take his art to the next level.

Below a link to the website of the Yok and Sheryo. Sheryo is a female street artist from the country of Singapore. The two have completed many works together:

http://www.yokandsheryo.com

In this clip a brief interview with the Yok and Sheryo:

Yok’s character’s have a great sense of life and expression. The character’s of Yok have a style similar to American artist Barry McGee.

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Artist of the moment………Nicolas Carone

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Nicolas Carone was an Abstract Expressionist Painter. Nicolas Carone was born in New York City in the year 1917.

Carone began taking art classes when he was 11 years old. He went to study at the National Academy of Design and the Art Student’s League of New York City. Carone also studied at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts and the Rome Academy of Fine Arts.

The artist was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship.

Carone was a good friend of Jackson Pollack.

The artist was a teacher at the collegiate level working at Yale University, Columbia University, Brandeis University, Cornell University, Cooper Union, and the School of Visual Arts New York.

Nicolas Carone passed away in 2010. He was 93 years of age.

The artist worked in gouache, acrylics, and oils.

In this clip a great montage of works by Nicolas Carone:

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Works by the artist can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Whitney Museum.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.nicolascaroneestate.org

Nicolas Carone was a fine painter of abstraction. My favorite works of the artist combine abstract painting with the figure. These works show a great deal of emotion and have interesting compositional elements.

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Artist of the moment………David Ellis

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David Ellis is a contemporary painter and street artist renown for his fluid style of painting. David Ellis was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in the year 1971. His family enjoyed listening to music and playing musical instruments themselves.

Ellis earned a B.F.A. from Cooper Union College located in New York City.

The artist is now based out of Brooklyn, New York.

Below a great time lapse of a large work by the artist:

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Works by Ellis can be found in the Saatchi Collection.

In this clip we look at a mural that was sponsored by Converse and created by David Elllis:

For some works the artist invites musicians to play at the events. On one occasion he painted a truck from sunrise to sunset over five days.

David Ellis is a fantastic painter. I enjoy the patterns he creates when he portrays animals. Everything in the world has a rhythm, David Ellis tries to paint this idea!

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Artist of the moment…………Paul Blomkamp

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Paul Blomkamp is a contemporary painter from South Africa. Paul Blomkamp was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in the year 1949. The artist is renown for his bright colored palette.

The artist often paints flowers.

Blomkamp works with acrylics and oils.

The artist is also a master at creating beautiful stained glass windows.

Blomkamp enjoys creating the energy he sees in and around his subjects.

Works by the artist can be found in many corporate collections including the International Business Machines collection, the Met Life collection, and the 3M collection.

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I enjoy Blomkamps modernist interpretation of the still life. His works have so much life in them!

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Artist of the moment………Tacita Dean

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Tacita Dean is a contemporary photographer, visual artist, and film maker. Tacita Dean was born in Canterbury, Kent, England in the year 1965. Dean is also renown for her large landscapes created with chalk on blackboard.

Dean had an extensive collegiate career beginning at Kent College for one year before graduating from the Falmouth School of Art located in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

She then attended the Supreme School of Art located in Athens, Greece. She finished her collegiate career by earning a M.F.A. at the Slade School of Art located in London, England.

Most of Dean’s films are made using 16 mm film. Recurring themes in the films of the artist are trees and the sea.

Below we view a short film by the artist concentrating on capturing wonderful spring air:

 

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $225,000.

The artist is now based out of Berlin, Germany.

In this clip we view an exhibition by Dean that took place at the Tate Gallery of London:

 

The artist was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998.

Dean has been a participant in three Venice Biennials.

The artist was part of the Young British Artist movement.

Works by Dean can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Tate Gallery in London, England.

Tacita Dean is a wonderful draftsman and film maker. Her work reminds me of Andy Warhol. In the first film clip above we watch as a balloon floats over the earth. Very interesting dark shape of the balloon against a lighter background. This reminded of when Warhol launched his silver balloons into the sky above New York City.

Dean’s black and white chalkboard drawings capture mother nature at its best. Her images of the sea show the viewer not only the movement of water, but also its power and strength.

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Artist of the moment……….Lubaina Himid

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Lubaina Himid is a contemporary painter of the face and figure from Great Britain. Lubaina Himid was born in the Sultanate of Zanzibar. Himid emphasizes cultural history in her work.

Himid attended the Wimbledon School of Art and the Royal College of Art.

The artist is now a professor at the University of Central Lancashire.

Himid won the prestigious Turner Prize in 2017. She became the first non-white person to win the award.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist talking her work:

She was appointed as a M.B.E. in 2010 for her contributions to the field.

First off congratulations to the oldest winner of the Turner Prize! I enjoy her style of drawing and creating cutouts. I found her work similar to that of Jacob Lawrence for his style of painting people. Her method of using cutouts reminds me of artist Red Grooms.

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Artist of the moment…………Keith Sonnier

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Keith Sonnier is a contemporary video artist, sculptor, conceptual artist, and installation artist. Keith Sonnier was born in Mamou, Louisiana in the year 1941.

Sonnier attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana earning a B.F.A. He went on to earn a M.F.A. from Rutgers University.

The artist is associated with the Post-Minimalist movement.

Sonnier  is based out of New York City.

In this clip the Keith Sonnier talks about some of his works:

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 for a print to $75,0000 for a sculpture.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.keithsonnier.net

Below a montage of works by Sonnier set to music:

Keith Sonnier is a fantastic example of contemporary sculpture using lights. His work takes me back to the 1970’s when flashy neon lights lit up the skies of Las Vegas.

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Artist of the moment……………Stanley Whitney

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Stanley Whitney is a contemporary abstract painter renown for creating grids made up of blocks of color. Stanley Whitney was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1946.

Whitney began his collegiate career at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He finished his B.F.A. at the Kansas City Art Institute. Whitney went on to postgraduate studies earning a M.F.A. from Yale University.

The artist has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Whitney has drawn influence from the movements of color field painting and abstract expressionism.

In this clip we catch up with the great James Kalm to view an exhibition of works by Stanley Whitney:

Price range information: Most works priced from $6,000 to $50,000. Whitney often paints using oils on linen for large works. Smaller studies are created using gouache and crayon for smaller works.

In this clip a brief interview with Stanley Whitney:

The artist is based out of Parma, Italy and New York City.

Stanley Whitney’s style takes me back to when I was a kid and often played with Rubik’s cube. One of the fun memories of childhood. His use of the grid is similar to Agnes Martin, but Whitney’s fantastic use of color makes his work seem very lively and modern.

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Artist of the moment………..Street Artist Nafir

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Nafir is an internationally acclaimed street artist from the country of Iran. The artist uses stencils to point out ironies that exist in contemporary culture. His style is similar to Banksy. A main theme of his work is oppression.

Nafir was born in Tehran, Iran. The artist’s government name is not yet known.

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In this clip we view a montage of works by Nafir:

 

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://nafir.info

Nafir’s favorite times to paint are just before bedtime when he is sleepy, and when he’s angry.

The Iranian government usually removes his pieces within 24 hours of being completed. Nafir has created more than 1,000 works around Tehran and all were removed within 24 hours.

Nafir is fantastic example of the power of contemporary street art. The artist has said he would disappear from society for six months to a year if his identity was known. Nafir uses street art to enlighten people speak up about things that disturb him.

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