Artist of the moment………Craig Alan

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Craig Alan is a contemporary visual artist renown for his mixed media portrait images made up of human pixels. Craig Alan was born in San Bernardino, California in the year 1971.

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Below a closer look at artist that includes how the process of producing his artwork:

 

Alan became interested in art after his family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana when he was youngster. Whilst there he was inspired to learn how to draw and eventually went on to earn money as a street portrait artist. His prices at the time were 15 for black and white and 30 for a watercolor portrait.

The artist is best known for his Populus series. This is his signature series that organizes people into recognizable shapes and portraits. It was inspired after looking down from a balcony at the shape of people attending a wedding party.

The artist studied studio arts at the University of Alabama at Mobile. Whilst in college Alan also studied theater and set design. Alan was on scholarship for soccer.

Below we view an exciting work featuring Marilyn Monroe:

Alan also worked in the frame industry at the beginning of his artistic career.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://craigalanart.com/index.php

What an interesting style of painting! I love the idea of human pixels!

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Artist of the moment……..Enric Sant

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Enric Sant is a contemporary street artist from Spain. Enric Sant is renown for his murals that contain many figures.

Sant states that as an artist he concentrates on the degeneration of the human condition and spirit.

As for the creative process of Enric Sant, the artist always has a notebook around so that he can form new ideas and concepts.

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Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.enricsant.com/

In this clip a great montage of works by Enric Sant:

 

The artist is based out of Barcelona, Spain.

Enric Sant is a wonderful example of modern figurative art. The work of the artist is very expressive and emotional. Its also very interesting to see how the artist portrays eyes.

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Artist of the moment………..Artez

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Artez is an internationally acclaimed street artist from Serbia. The style of Artez blends realism with an outstanding sense of color.

Artez was born in Belgrade, Serbia in the year 1988. Artez earned a degree from the School of Architecture based out of Belgrade.

The artist also enjoys working with text.

Below a brief interview with Artez talking about his street art:

Artez began his interest in street art when he was around ten years of age. After seeing some works on the street, he began to doodle tags in his notebook at school. Then he found some courage to make his own tags alongside the ones that inspired him.

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Artez is based out of Belgrade.

In this clip we view a work completed in 2017:

What a fun style of street art! His style of design is awesome! My favorite part of his art is his portrayal of plant leaves.

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Artist of the moment………..Konny Steding

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Konny Steding is a German contemporary street artist renown for her murals of the female face loaded with expressive features. Konny Steding is from Berlin, Germany. Konny Steding was born in the year 1963.

The artist is now based out of Paris, France.

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Steding has been producing street art since 1994.

The artist enjoys keeping a low profile.

In this clip a brief bio of the artist with some works shown:

The artist works in oils and acrylics.

Konny Steding is a great example of contemporary street art. Her style of black and white images with heavy emotional content draws comparisons to the great Kathe Kollwitz.

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Artist of the moment……….Imre Bak

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Imre Bak is a contemporary painter whose work emphasizes strong color and basic geometric shapes. Imre Bak was born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1939.

Bak attended the Hungarian Academy of Fine Art.

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Bak works on very large sized canvases. He often uses a canvas that measures 55 inches by 87 inches. Bak paints usually paints with acrylics, but sometimes paints with oils.

The artist helped to found the Budapest Workshop in 1971. This was established to help push the modern art movement in Hungary.

In this clip an interview with Imre Bak with many works shown:

Bak also worked as an educator. Bak was a professor at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Art.

Imre Bak is a great example of non-conceptual painting. I enjoy his use of color and the use of black in his art. His use of geometric shapes reminds me of the artist Peter Halley.

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Artist of the moment……….Tony Lewis

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Tony Lewis is an African- American contemporary visual artist. Tony Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1986. The work of the artist blends elements of minimalism, abstraction, and the use of text.

Lewis earned a B.A. from Washington and Jefferson College located in Philadelphia, PA. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Price range information: Works range from $25,000 to $100,000.

The artist is based out of Chicago, Illinois.

In this clip from the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Tony Lewis talks about his floor drawing series:

Less than one week ago Tony Lewis named artist-in-residence at the Rose Art Museum. He will be painting a large mural with some assistance from collegiate students. The mural will be on display from October 15,2017 to June of 2018.

With his style of painting the artist reminds of another master artist who blended text with art, the great Cy Twombly.

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Artist of the moment…….Mohannad Orabi

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Mohannad Orabi is a contemporary painter. Orabi is an expressionist painter of the face and figure.

Mohannad Orabi was born in Damascus, Syria in the year 1977.

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In this clip a brief interview with the artist:

When the artist began his career he often painted self-portraits. After fleeing Syria due to the violence the artist started painting his emotions into his style of portraits.

Below we watch the artist at work via time lapse on a large painting:

Orabi often works in mixed media. Sometimes the artist includes poetry in his work.

Mohannad Orabi’s style is very emotional. His composition style brings to mind the brothers Os Gemeos from Brazil. The twins and Orabi both do a great job at creating interesting visual patterns in the clothing.

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Artist of the moment…….Ted Lott

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Ted Lott is a contemporary sculptor is renown for his work with architecture.

Lott earned a B.F.A. from the Maine College of Art. Lott also received a M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His area of study was focused on wood and furniture design.

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Lott enjoys changing the size and scale of his buildings. He enjoys playing with the size of his subject.

The artist has visited every state of the country except for Alaska.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://tedlott.com/home.html

What an interesting style of sculpture. His style reminds me of when I was a child and created similar works using Lincoln logs and popsicle sticks. Lott has mastered this type of sculpture.

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Artist of the moment……….Mouteea Murad

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Mouteea Murad is a contemporary painter. Mouteea Murad was born in Syria in the year 1977.

Murad earned a B.F.A. from the Faculty of Fine Arts located in Damascus, Syria.

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The artist usually works in acrylics.

Murad is now based out of the United Arab Emirates.

In this clip we view a great deal of works by the artist:

 

Mouteea Murad’s work is a wonderful mix of shapes and colors. From a design aspect Murad’s work is fantastic. The viewer has the feeling of looking through layers of abstract art, not just one canvas or panel but multiple panels.

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Artist of the moment…….Elliott Hundley

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Elliott Hundley is a contemporary visual artist working with sculpture and painting. Elliott Hundley was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in the year 1975.

Hundley attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he earned a B.F.A. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Price range information: Hundley has worked with oils, collage, and pastels. Prices range from $160,000.

In this clip the artist tells us how he used materials he found on the beach to create an artwork:

The artist finds inspiration for his work from his roots in the American South. He also is influenced by classic Greek theater.

A main artistic influence on Hundley were the Japanese woobdblock printmakers.

In this clip from the P.B.S. series Art 21 a short biography on the artist:

The artist is based out of Los Angeles.

What a fun interesting surface texture the artist creates. Many different shapes all moving at once. Very interesting!

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