Artist of the moment…….Gustavo Perez

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Gustavo Perez is a contemporary ceramics master. The artist is renown for his vessels designed with interesting visual patterns. Gustavo Perez was born in Mexico City, Mexico in the year 1950.

The artist attended the University of Mexico where he studied the basics. He also attended the Design and Craft School located in Mexico City where he studied ceramics.

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Below a brief interview with Gustavo Perez:

The artist splits his time between Veracruz, Mexico and Prissac, France.

Perez is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

Works by the artist can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Montreal Museum of Art.

Gustavo Perez is a fantastic example of contemporary ceramics. Not only has the artist often made an interesting organic vessel shape for us to look as, but he often uses geometric designs to add an extra layer of visual interest.

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Artist of the moment………..Photographer David Sherry

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David Benjamin Sherry is a contemporary photographer from the United States. David Sherry was born in Woodstock, New York in the year 1981. The artist is renown for his work with the American landscape.

Sherry earned a B.F.A. in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design located in Providence. Sherry went on to earn a M.F.A. in photography from the Yale School of Art located in New Haven, Connecticut.

The artist often works with a large format 8 x 10 film camera.

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In this clip we view some of David Sherry’s landscape work:

The artist is based out of Los Angeles, California.

Works by David Benjamin Sherry can be found in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://davidbenjaminsherry.com

David Sherry is a great example of contemporary landscape photography. My favorite works of his are his closeup views of various rock formations. Sherry’s work often focuses on the texture of the landscape. Works by Sherry remind me of British sculptor and photographer Andy Goldsworthy.

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Artist of the moment………Emmi Whitehorse

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Emmi Whitehorse is a contemporary painter and collage artist. Emmi Whitehorse was born in Crownpoint, New Mexico in the year 1956. Whitehorse is a member of the Navajo nation.

The artist attended the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque where she earned a B.F.A and M.F.A. Whitehorse studied art history and printmaking.

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Whitehorse is categorized as an abstract painter. She has created her own symbols to respond to the vibes she receives from the Universe.

In this clip Emmi Whitehorse shares what motivates her to create:

The artist is based out of Sante Fe, New Mexico.

Works by Emmi Whitehorse can be found in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, and Honolulu Museum of Art.

Emmi Whitehorse’s style is very unique in that its both very abstract in appearance but at the same time very representational in meaning. No one person can understand the vastness of life as its thrown at you on a daily basis. The artist’s work does a great job at using icons to represent the smaller details of life, and how they make up our spiritual world.

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Artist of the moment………Steve Martin

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Steve Martin is a contemporary sculptor and painter. For his works using wire Martin uses one continuous wire to create images of animals and female dancers. As a painter the artist also works with the figure.

Steve Martin was born in Tioga, Louisiana. As an artist he is self taught. Martin spend nearly two decades working as a financial advisor. After seeing a work by his own son, Martin was inspired to return back to the art world.

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The artist has opened his own galleries. He sells his own work and some internationally acclaimed artists.

Martin believes art should uplift the soul and the spirit.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://stevemartinfineart.com

Works by the artist can be found in the collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the collection of Norwegian Cruise Lines, and the collection of rocker Jon Bon Jovi.

I enjoy the simple continuous line uses by Steve Martin. The images are easy to decipher from long distances. His work reminds me of the great sculptor and painter Alexander Calder.

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Artist of the moment…………………….Natalia Goncharova

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Natalia Goncharova was a painter, costume designer, and illustrator from Russia. Natalia Goncharova was born in Nagaevo, Tula Governate, Russian Empire in the year 1881.

The artist attended the Moscow Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture.

Gonchorova was always exploring different styles of painting including Primitivist, Cubist, and Futurists styles of painting.

Price range information: Goncharova worked in many mediums including gouache, watercolor, charcoal, ink, oils, and printmaking. Prices range from $10,000 to $9.8 million dollars.

In 1938 the artist became a French citizen.

Below we view a wonderful montage of works by Natalia Goncharova:

Natalia Goncharova passed away in 1962. She was 81 years of age.

Works by the artist can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City, the Tate Museum of England, and the Israel Museum located in Jerusalem.

I found the work of the artist to be similar to the paintings done in the United States around the end of the Art Deco period. Her works often give the viewer a feeling of looking at a really great style of work by a long forgotten painter of the genre.

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Artist of the moment…….Cintal Vidal

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Cinta Vidal is a contemporary street artist and illustrator from Spain renown for her Surrealistic images of houses. Cinta Vidal was born in the year 1982.

The artist enjoys playing with gravity and perspective in her artwork. Vidal often creates her work using acrylics on wood panels.

Vidal attended the Escola Massana located in Barcelona. She also worked as an apprentice at the Taller de Esconografia where she learned the art of painting backdrops.

Her use of perspective tries to explain how people’s view of the same event is often different from what actually happened.

Vidal is based out of Barcelona, Spain.

Below a great montage of works by Cinta Vidal:

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Vidal has created large sized works used at the backdrop for operas.

In this clip we watch Cinta Vidal create a large mural in Hawaii:

 

What an interesting style of magical realism. I really enjoy the artist’s way of painting the many different viewpoints that exist in everyday life. Her theory behind her work reminds me of the 2004 movie Crash.  A great movie that shows moments of everyday life and how one action is interpreted differently by all the characters involved.

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Artist of the moment………Anthony Lister

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Anthony Lister is a contemporary street artist and Pop artist from Australia. Anthony Lister was born in Melbourne, Australia in the year 1979.

Lister earned a B.F.A. from the Queensland College of Art located in Brisbane.

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In this clip an interview with Anthony Lister talking about his style of art. Many works shown:

 

Lister is sometimes called the “Banksy” of Australia. Many people regard him as the founder of the street art movement in Australia. The artist began creating street art when he was 17 years of age.

When painting the artist uses a wide variety of mediums including charcoal, acrylics, spray paint, and oils.

Anthony Lister will soon face charges for some previously created street art. More information on those charges below:

Lister is now based out of Sydney, Australia.

The artist has been very successful in the field of commercial art working such internationally known brands Hermes, Vogue Australia, and Samsung.

Anthony Lister is a great example of contemporary figure art. I find his work with the human body similar to that of painter Alex Powers. Both artists do a great job at capturing the emotional content of the subject.

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Artist of the moment………………………Mary Nomecos

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Mary Nomecos is a contemporary abstract painter. Mary Nomecos was born in the state of New Jersey. Nomecos attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art earning a four year certificate. She also earned a B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Works by the artist can be found in the permanent collections of the New Jersey State Museum, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Federal Reserve Bank located in Philadelphia.

In this clip we view an opening of an exhibition featuring the work of Mary Nomecos:

 

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.marynomecos.com

Mary Nomecos is a wonderful example of abstract painting. Her use of color is extraordinary. She does a great job at using a wide variety of hues that compliment each other. The artist’s use of soft edges gives her work a great fluid feeling.

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We remember Robert Indiana

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My favorite artist working with letters has passed. Robert Indiana passed away May 29th at the age of 89. Indiana was renown for his paintings and sculptures involving the word LOVE. 

Robert Indiana was born in New Castle, Indiana in the year 1928. After serving in the United States Army Air Force he went on to earn a degree from the Art Institute of Chicago. He also studied at the Skowhegan School of Art, Edinburgh University, and Edinburgh College of Art.

His work can be found on many items including postage stamps and book covers.

Indiana had a close relationship with famed painter Ellsworth Kelly.

The artist often referred to himself as a “sign painter.”

Works by Indiana can be found in museum collections around the world including the Stedelijk Museum located in Amsterdam, and the Whitney Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art both located in New York City.

Below we visit the studio of Robert Indiana located off the coast of Maine:

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Art on television

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If you are flipping through television channels trying to find some inspiration don’t forget to check out the wonderful new series “Genius Picasso”, featured on the National Geographic channel.

The series takes a close look at Picasso, his art, his women, and his lifestyle.

Other important characters shown include painter Henri Matisse and the famous art patron Gertrude Stein.

Below a great clip showing Antonio Banderas as an older Pablo Picasso:

Another interesting fact is that some of the paintings have recently been in the international news as they were part of the Rockefeller Auction that broke the record for the largest private art sale of all time. One piece that was painted by Picasso and titled Young Girl with a Flower Basket sold for $115 million dollars.

Very interesting to see so many artistic personalities brought to life!

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