I had the good fortune of spending some time with Tin Artist Extraordinaire, Dave Yoas, this past weekend and was able to learn a little about his process. Some of Dave's pieces can take as long a two years to create and it shows in all the detail he puts into his work. Dave spends time seeking out just the right tin elements for his works and has quite the knack for finding them. When I was looking at his work this time I became painfully aware how much even good photographs don't do them justice. Go see his work in person and you will be delighted and amazed by his talent.
A clash of cultures, Italian, Irish and little Boston Tea party thrown in creating a beautiful cross of burning passion and a cup of tea. Tin Artist, Jeri Moe
In eighteenth-century , Mexican artists along with a few Spanish artists produced paintings of the system of racial hierarchy, known as paintings. At least one set was produced in Peru, but it was almost exclusively a Mexican form. In a break from religious paintings of the preceding centuries, casta paintings were a completely secular art form. Only one known casta painting by a relatively unknown painter, combines castas with Mexico's , but this is an exception. Some of Mexico's most distinguished artists painted casta works, including . Most casta paintings were on multiple canvases, with one family grouping on each. There were a handful of single canvas paintings, showing the entire racial hierarchy. The paintings show idealized family groupings, with the father of one racial, mother of another racial category, and their offspring a third racial category. The genre flourished for about a century, coming to an end with Mexican independence in 1821 and the abolition of legal racial categories.
(Other Figuration) was an Argentine artist group and commune formed in 1961 and disbanded in 1966. Members , Ernesto Deira, , and lived together and shared a studio in Buenos Aires. Artists of Otra Figuración worked in an expressionistic abstract figurative style featuring vivid colors and collage. Although Otra Figuración were contemporaries of Nueva Presencia, there was no direct contact between the two groups. Sometimes associated with the group are , , Alberto Heredia, and .