WHAT TO COLLECT # 127. KAWS

Born in 1974 in Jersey City, NJ, USA Lives and works in New York, USA Considered one of the most relevant artists of his generation, KAWS engages audiences beyond the museums and galleries in which he regularly exhibits. His prolific body of influential work straddles the worlds of art and design to include paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street art, and graphic and product design. Over the last two decades KAWS has built a successful career with work that consistently shows his formal agility as an artist, as well as his underlying wit, irreverence, and affection for our times. He often…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 126. Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky – “A Late Bloomer” Considered to be the father of abstract art, Wassily Kandinsky was what might be considered  “a late bloomer” concerning his art. Born to a family of musicians, he learned to play the piano and cello. When he was 20 years old he chose to study law and economics and attended the University of Moscow where he lectured and also wrote about spirituality. At the age of 30, Kandinsky left Moscow and went to Munich to study life-drawing, sketching and anatomy. At the age of 37 (which was at one time considered “middle aged”) he…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 125. SOFIA BONATI

Sofia Bonati What I enjoy most is playing with textures and color combinations. Sofia Bonati is an Argentinian artist currently living in Surrey, United Kingdom. She was born in Buenos Aires in 1982 into a family of artists, and started her artistic career when she moved to the UK in 2013. In addition to her studio practice, she has also developed a career as an illustrator, with clients such as Iberia (Spain), Vanity Fair (France) and Mondadori (Italy). Working mostly in pencil and wet media on paper, Bonati imbues her female gures and portraits with surrealistic elements, seemingly granting them…

WHAT TO COLLECT #124. Pablo Thecuadro

Born in 1992. From Zaragoza but he lives and works in Madrid. There’s only one thing he loves the most: to create images. Essential but powerful collages, in which Pablo Thecuadro mixes different techniques: from the cut by hand to digital techniques. Pablo Thecuadro collages go beyond the simply combination of beautiful images; they include the concept of duality in the human being. His work is a deep, elegant and abstract exploration that brings back to reality, to the human essence. Copyright @ by Pablo Thecuadro Read the interview with Artist on https://www.thefashionatlas.com/en/atlas_en/photography_en/the-abstract-collages-by-spanish-artist-pablo-thecuadro.php#prettyPhoto

WHAT TO COLLECT #123. ALEX GARANT

Internationally renown as the Queen of Double Eyes, Alex Garant studied visual arts at Notre-Dame–De-Foy College just outside Quebec City. After graduating in 2001, she ultimately settled in Toronto, Canada. She decided to indeed commit to her passion for Arts after suffering from a heart attack in 2012, changing forever how she would see the world. As a pioneer of Contemporary Figurative Op Art, her oil paintings offer a graphic quality combined with traditional portrait techniques. Garant establishes herself as one of the leaders of analog Glitch Art by using patterns, duplication of elements,  symmetry and image superposition as crucial elements of her imagery.  Alex Garant’s paintings…

WHAT TO COLLECT #122. JOAN JONAS

Born in 1936 in New York, Joan Jonas is a pioneer of performance and video art, and a titan of the American avant-garde. She is known for blending performance and film in exciting and challenging ways. She rose to artistic fame in the late 1960s for her compelling Mirror Pieces, which featured performers carrying mirrors on stage and slowly, deliberately rotating them, transforming the audience into an image on glass. Please, watch YouTube movie: https://youtu.be/rzp6Ehnxq34 #art #installation #exhibition #animals #artcollecting #artcollector #artcurator #artadvisor #collection #artcollection #artmuseum #artgallery #contrmporaryart #contemporary #modernart #design #artlovers #inspiration #artcollecting #artsignificator #melnikblog

The museum pieces that every school kid needs to see.

Tristram Hunt, the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, recently named five objects in UK museum collections every child should see. We asked five more leading figures in the museum and art worlds to pick out their own must-see items from public collections in the UK. Here’s what they’ve come up with… Christopher Baker Director of European and Scottish Art and Portraiture, National Galleries of Scotland Diana and Actaeon (1556–59), Titian. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh/National Gallery, London Diana and Actaeon (1556–59), Titian National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh/National Gallery, London A clash between the human world and that of the gods…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 121. ANDY WARHOL

Andy Warhol American, 1928–1987 Inspired by the portraits that Man Ray photographed of Marcel Duchamp’s alter ego, Rrose Sélavy, Andy Warhol created a series of drag self-portraits. Always questioning the conventions of constructed identity, Warhol donned a wig and bold makeup, subverting traditional gender expectations and paying homage to the artists before him. Self-Portrait in Drag, 1981 Gelatin silver print Image: 3.5 x 2.25 in. (8.89 x 5.72 cm.) Sheet: 4.25 x 3.4 in. (10.8 x 8.64 cm.) American Pop Art icon Andy Warhol (1928–1987) was known for taking photographic portraits of his many friends in and outside of the…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 120. LIZA RAYN

LIza RAYN born in 1965 in Norfolk, Virginia. Ryan earned a BFA at Dartmouth College, (New Hampshire) in 1987 and an MFA from California State University, Fullerton in 1994. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Liza works in photography, video and mixed media. Her interest in the use of visual metaphor remains constant throughout her bodies of work.The J. Paul Getty Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, California) are among the public collections holding works by Ryan. Copyright @ Liza Ryan http://www.lizaryan.com #lizarayn #auction #artcollecting #artdealer #artcollectors #art…

Why art exhibitions are returning to domestic settings

A show in the new Kettle’s Yard space highlights why the traditional gallery aesthetic is falling out of favour Jul 12th 2018 by A.C. CAMBRIDGE In dining room at Kettle’s Yard, a lemon sits on a pewter dish. Replaced every week, it directs viewers’ eyes to the adjacent wall, where the yellow spot in a painting by Joan Miró gleams a little brighter. Illuminated by an everyday object, “Tic Tic” is one of the many artworks in Kettle’s Yard which proves that intimate and domestic spaces are the best places to appreciate art. The Cambridge home of the late Jim…

Christie’s Elliot Safra speaks on the Artelligence Podcast ahead of next week’s Art + Tech Summit.

Christie’s Elliot Safra speaks on the Artelligence Podcast ahead of next week’s Art + Tech Summit. soundcloud.com/artelligence/christies-art-tech-conference

ART OBSERVATION. PHOTO BASEL & SCOOP. BASEL. 2018

#ARTBASEL2018 #Basel #photobasel #scope ♥️ #artcollecting #artdealer #artcollectors #art #artist #artbasel #artsignificator #contemporaryart #Contemporary #artfair #artcurator #artsy #artadvisor #mashamelnik #melnikblog #арт #современныйарт #искусство #современноеискусство #арткуратор #машамельник #мельникмаша #коллекционер #галлерея #музей #оценкаарта #артблог #блоггер #артбазель #photo credit Masha Melnik

HOW TO BE INSPIRED BY OTHER ARTISTS WITHOUT COPYING THEM

How to be inspired by other artists without copying them 5: composition Apr 17, 2017 | Inspiration This is the fifth and final post in the series, focused on helping you become ever clearer about what’s unique to you, even while being inspired by other artists. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Each week we’ll look at a single aspect of painting and how… How to be inspired by other artists without copying them 4: perspective Apr 10, 2017 | Inspiration This post is the fourth in a series of five, focused on helping you become…