Artist of the moment……..Gugger Petter

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Gugger Petter is a contemporary artist who is renown for her works created with newspaper.

Petter attended the Academy of Fine Art in Rome, Italy. She also studied in Denmark.

Petter enjoys working with the newspapers as she can incorporate current events into her art. She also enjoys the limited palette the medium provides. Each work is a historical snapshot at the world and its current events.

Petter uses a technique of weaving together newspapers to create her art. Although she was familiar with weaving tapestries, she had to create her own technique for binding newspapers.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip a large portrait by the Petter is revealed:

The artist often works with the face and figure. Petter was commissioned to create images of Presidents Obama and Clinton.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.guggerpetter.com/

The artist is having an exhibition of her work titled Tabletops and Portraits at the Andrea Schwartz Gallery in May and June of 2017. The gallery is located in San Francisco, CA.

What a great idea for a medium! One aspect that makes this idea seem so interesting is the fact that newspapers are shrinking in total number due to increases in technology. Its great to see newspapers used in the creation of art.

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Artist of the moment………..John Seery

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John Seery is a contemporary painter associated with the lyrical abstraction painting movement. John Seery was born in Queens, New York in the year 1941.

Seery attended the Art Academy located in Cincinnati, Ohio and Ohio State University.

The artist was a teaching professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $20,000.

The artist works in acrylics, oils, and mixed mediums.

Seery’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum and the Guggenheim in New York City. His work part of the collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

John Seery’s style is very emotional with a great variety of edges. Similar to Munch, Seery does a great job at using color to portray emotion.

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Artist of the moment………..Max Presneill

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Max Presneill is a contemporary painter from the United Kingdom with an abstract style. Presneill is also a well established curator.

Presneill earned a B.F.A. from Sheffield Polytechnic in England. The artist went on to earn a masters in art from Sheffield Hallam University also in the United Kingdom. Presneill also earned M.F.A. from California State University at Fullerton.

The artist is now based out of Los Angeles, California.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.maxpresneill.com/

Presneill tries to capture the act of painting in his work. The artist says his paintings capture his hopes and dreams. His abstract style of painting gives the viewer a wonderful snapshot into the artist’s emotions represented by colors.

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The Faberg√© Big Egg Hunt……Happy Easter

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Happy Easter to all celebrating today!

Below are my eggs I made yesterday!:

 

One of the coolest items in the world of art is the Easter Egg. Perhaps the worlds most renown company in the business has gone into cooperation with some of the stars of the art world, including Jeff Koons, to produce some outstanding works of art based on the Easter egg for charities.

Below a link to the website of the project. Many cool pictures here!:

http://thebigegghunt.org/

Below we view the Big Egg Hunt from 2012:

The eggs are sold at auction to the highest bidder. Eggs by Jeff Koons have broken the one million dollar barrier at auction!

What a great idea and project!

Below we view the egg hunt from 2014:

Happy egg hunting!

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Artist of the moment………Faig Ahmed

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Faig Ahmed is a contemporary artist renown for his work with tapestry and rug design that is very modern in design with an emphasis on color. Faig Ahmed was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in the year 1982.

Weavings of Ahmed are mounted on wood or plastic.

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In this clip a closer look at the Faig Ahmed with many works shown:

 

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.faigahmed.com/

The artist has also worked as a sculptor.

Ahmed has been a participant in the Venice Biennial.

Below we view an exhibition from 2016 featuring the artist:

Faig Ahmed’s style is a wonderfull mixture of traditional and contemporary design ideas. Its like looking at a painting by Rembrandt and Julian Opie of the same person on one canvas!

His sculptural works also have a great balance of modernist design with the sculptural aspect, and surface patterns which feature the more traditional design found in this area of the world.

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Artist of the moment…..Charles Houghton Howard

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Charles Houghton Howard was an American painter whose style was a mixture of abstraction and surrealism. Charles Houghton Howard was born in Montclair, New Jersey in the year 1899.

Howard attended the University of California at Berkeley. The artist went on to post graduate studies at the Harvard and Columbia University. At this stage in his life Howard wanted to be a journalist and was focusing on his writing skills.

The artist had no formal art education.

Price range information: The artist worked in many mediums including gouache, ink, and oils. Prices range from $20,000 to $150,000.

Charles Howard passed away in 1978.

Works of the artist are held in many prestigious collections including the Tate Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Chalres Houghton Howard was a fantastic artist who helped usher in the more abstract style of art we see today. His work is a wonderful combination of color and organic shapes.

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Artist of the moment……….Marjorie Esa

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Marjorie Esa is a Canadian contemporary graphic artist, printmaker, and carver. Marjorie Esa was born in Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1934.

Similar to the Works Progress Administration in the United States, Canada also developed a government sponsored program that helped to the support the arts, and Esa was among the first to prosper from this program in Baker Lake.

Two artists from Winnipeg were hired by the Canadian government to start a print shop. Esa was among the first to join. Back in the early days of her career she was a sculptor.

The artist’s favorite medium is colored pencil. She enjoys the way she is able to layer color and portray light falling on the surface of her animals.

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Marjorie Esa’s work is a great example of contemporary Inuit art. Esa goes to great lengths in drawing her groups of animals to make each one just a bit different than the next. Esa is an excellent draftsman, giving all of her creatures a fantastic sense of life.

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Artist of the moment…….Burnsoo Song

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Burnsoo Song is a contemporary abstract painter. Burnsoo Song was born in Gyeryongmyun, Korea in the year 1943. The artist is renown for using the thorn as a main subject matter.

The artist works in many mediums including painting with acrylics, sculpture, making tapestries, and printmaking.

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Song had his first exhibition in the United States in 2013. In this clip we view this exhibition of works by Burnsoo Song:

The artist is part of many permanent collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea.

Burnsoo Song is a very unique artist whose style is fantastic mix of realism and abstraction. The artist uses design and color to create great imagery. His work can be compared to another great Korean artist, Kim Tschang-Yeul.

Where Song specialized in working with the thorn and abstracted backgrounds, Tschang- Yeul focuses on water droplets. Both artists do a great job at capturing the abstract qualities of nature.

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Artist of the moment……Miguel Osuna

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Miguel Osuna is a contemporary painter. Miguel Osuna was born in Mazatlan, Mexico. Osuna attended the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara where he studied architecture.

Osuna can paint in a realist style. He also paints wonderful abstract works that focus on on a squiggly moving line that could pass for a modernist version of Cy Twombly art. The artist bases his line work on calligraphic strokes.

The artist is based out of Los Angeles, California.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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

Osuna took part in Art Basel 2015.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.miguelosuna.com/index_REM16_chart.html

In this clip part two of the interview with Miguel Osuna:

Miguel Osuna is a wonderful painter with a wide range of styles. One realist series the artist created was based on highways and freeways in California. Another artist who tackled this genre is Woody Gwyn.

Whether working realistically or abstractly Miguel Osuna shows a wonderful sense of design. Even his abstract works have a great sense of control as he doesn’t quite use a freehand squiggle, rather relying on confident calligraphy based strokes.

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Artist of the moment…………Albert Watson

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Albert Watson is a contemporary photographer from Scotland renown for his fashion industry work often shot in black and white. Albert Watson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in the year 1942.

Watson attended the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art located in Dundee, Scotland. He finished his schooling at the Royal College of Art located in London, England.

In 1976 Watson relocated to New York City and began work for Vogue magazine.  He also has shot more than 40 cover images for the Rolling Stone magazine.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $60,000.

The artist has been blind in one eye since he was born.

Watson has also done a great deal of work in the genre of celebrity portraiture.

Below a fantastic montage of works by Albert Watson:

The work of Albert Watson has a very fresh and contemporary feel to it despite being shot in black and white. Watson has a high level of mastery in the art of graphic design. His work often makes the viewer intrigued wishing they could no more about the image.

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