Monday, February 28, 2011

Music Monday: Happy Days

Hi all, today is already Monday the 28th and also the last day of February. Don’t you think that time really fly right ? And where have all the good times gone too? And for that let’s all remember to have fun and enjoy life too the fullest. And for this edition of MM (Music Monday) I would like to feature the Happy Days sitcom show theme song which I really love to watch when I was very young. Enjoy all and happy MM.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Biography Of Oscar Salita ( b. 1943 )

Hello all and in today’s post I would like to feature another Philippines artist. He is none other than the famous Oscar Salita and here’s his biography and a few of his famous paintings. Enjoy…..

Oscar Salita was born 1943 in the Philippines. He is considered one of the popular Filipino artists and his folk artworks are cherished by collectors in Philippines and abroad. Salita’s works are very distinctive- his figures and backgrounds speaks of traditional Filipino culture and they are rendered in bold colors and interesting geometry. Salita has enjoyed huge success in his career; his work has reached the US and many prominent cities around the world making him an important and highly prized artist.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Biography Of Liang Yifen ( b. 1937 )

Hello to all readers and fellow bloggers that have been following this blog. I do really hope you are satisfied with the content of this simple blog and would return to read more about new update and even read about my everyday life stories.

In today’s edition I would like to feature a Taiwanese artist as I believe that I have not featured one yet. And to be fair to all the Taiwanese readers out there here’s one dedicated just for you guys.

So here it is the biography of Liang Yifen and a few of his famous paintings. Enjoy all…..

Liang Yifen was born in 1937, in Feng- yuan of Chang- hua Country in Taiwan. He graduated from Taipei Teaching College majoring in fine arts. Liang studied modern art under Li Chung Sheng, a celebrated artist in Taiwan, from 1958 to 1963. Liang held his first solo exhibition at the Taipei American Cultural Centre gallery in 1973 and since then, he held solo exhibitions annually, setting up a work studio in New York and holding exhibitions throughout the United States. Liang returned to Taiwan in 1999, and held a solo exhibition of large-scale paintings at Taichung Harbour Area Art Centre in 2003.

Liang’s works are collected by a large number of private collectors and have been shown in over 150 exhibitions worldwide.


Face Painting

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Biography Of Sudjana Kerton (1922-1994)

Sudjana Kerton was born 1922 in Bandung, West Java. In 1950, he was awarded with a scholarship to study in Amsterdam, Holland after which he continued his art education at the Academie de Grande Chaumiere in Paris, France. In 1952, he enrolled at the Art Students League in New York, USA and from 1962 to 1963, he studied mural painting in Mexico.

He returned to Indonesia in 1976 after 25 years abroad. A major retrospective exhibition of Kerton’s work was held in Jakarta in 1996 after his passing in 1994.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Cave by Marko Stout

Looking at this painting, you might have thought that it's the work of famous painters like Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keeffe or even Wassily Kandinsky. But actually the paintings that I'm sharing today are the work of a “live and kicking” contemporary New York City artist name Marko Stout. I‘ve decided to feature him here in my post today as he will be having an exhibition call “The Cave” which is scheduled to open in New York City in the autumn of 2011.

The painter that painted the above paintings is not just gifted and blessed with great painting talent but he also holds a degree in medicine, metaphysics and biology. Now let me introduce you to the man behind the painting. He is none other then a man name Marko Stout or better known as Dr. Stout.

After completing his education in New York City, Dr Stout spent much time living abroad in a houseboat in Sausalito and sailing the San Francisco Bay. Dr Stout paintings are abstract and seems to be forcing his paintings to be observed beyond the subject and added with his outsider “art brut” ways which eventually lead his paintings to be viewed in a rather spiritual experience of human anatomy with psychological and mythical archetypes

Dr. Marko uses vibrant colors to reveal and indicate excitement, passion, love, desire and strength in  his paintings. It is also used to stir intense and passionate emotions to his subjects, He uses black to show sexuality, mystery, fear, evil, unhappiness, restlessness, remorse, anger, loneliness and of course death.

Here's more of his paintings..

PS : “Boy” if only I’m so lucky and able to visit his exhibition ,

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Biography Of Deng Xinli (b.1974)

Deng Xinli was born 1974 in Henan province China. He graduated from the Chinese Central Institution of Fine Arts in 1997. He went to New Zealand to pursue a degree at the Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. Later he becomes member of Auckland Artist Association of New Zealand and member of Chinese Artist Association of New Zealand. From 2004 to 2007 he was invited to teach “Surreaslist Art and Tradiotional
Painting Techniques” at the Unbridge Art Centre of New Zealand. Deng Xinli’s paintings have always been surrealistic in nature. In his paintings he tries to express the current state of political and social undercurrent and does it with surrealist humor with historical and cultural undertones. He has participated in many group exhibitions held in New Zealand and China.

Lady Of The Moon

Love Of Immortality

Monday, February 7, 2011

Music Monday : Kavana- Special Kind Of Something

Hi all and Happy MM (Music Monday). It’s another new week already and I’m proud to say I’ve manage to write several posts already for this month despite my busy schedule and the disappointment of not getting any PR from Google …hehe…

So to keep this blog going I think I really need a special something. That’s why I wound like to feature this song for this edition of MM to keep my mind focus and to motivate me. It’s a song by Kavana entitled “Special Kind Of Something”. Enjoy all and Happy MM.

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a billingsgate knows exactly how it wants it

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Biography Of Bencharong Kowapitaktat (b. 1973)

Bencharong Kowapitaktat was born 1973 in Thailand. He graduated from the prestigious Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok from the Faculty of Fine and Applied arts. Later he studied at the Faculty of Painting, sculpture and graphic arts at Silpakorn University. He won several awards at Art contests by prominent banks and corporations.

In 1997, Bencharorong was the Top Winner for the Thailand Art Award 1997 organized by the Philip Morris Group. He had a fine eye for rendering farmyard scenes of chickens with life-like detailing. His works has a rustic charming appeal as well as beauty in composition.

 Crowded Comfort

Happy Family

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Biography Of Guo Jin

Guo Jin was born in 1964 in Chengdu, China. A graduate of Szechuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1990, he participated in countless successful solo and group exhibitions in China, South East Asia, USA and Europe.

His paintings of cherubic children in costume and play are easily recognizable and have become a signature for his works. A prevalent theme for Guo Jin’s paintings is the “reflection and contemplation of man’s naiveté” while the children “represent the essence of idealism that we possessed but were probably lost after”. His most recent solo exhibition entitled “Guo Jin’s Return” was held in 2008 at the Indonesia National Museum in Jakarta.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Biography Of Awiki

Awiki was born 1961 in Surabaya (East Java), Indonesia. He studied painting from Bani Amora in Genteng and continued his study at Intermediate School Of Art (SMSR) in Yogyakarta and also at Sanggar Pajeng Art Studioa, a studio known for its adherence to realism. He held solo and group exhibitions in Indonesia, Singapore and China.

Awiki works fast and furious with a thick impasto style and used an intense palette on subjects drawn from everyday encounters and impressions.

Awiki-Self Portrait

Awiki- Horse Race

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Biography Of Hendra Gunawan

Hendra Gunawan was born in 1918, in Bandung, West java. A remarkable man, he was not only a gifted artist, but a poet, sculptor and a political activist. In his youth, he was a student of artists like Wahdi Sumwnta and Affandi. Later in 1935, together with two other artists they formed the Kelompok Lima in Bandung. He also helped to establish Sundanese Heritage ( Bandung) and People’s Artist Studio (Yogyakarta) in 1940 and 1947 respectively.

In 1978 he moved to Bali and three years later held a solo exhibition in Denpasar. His works are vigorous portrayals of the lives of villagers and common people in bright colours. Hendra Gunawan died in the year 1983.

Many of Gunawan’s works have been lost. Fortunately museums and private collectors have located and catalogued over 120 of his paintings and sketches, along with several sculptures.

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