Mosaic Artists

  1. Invader: The Mosaic Street Artist

    Invader: The Mosaic Street Artist

    The definition of street art is ‘unofficial and independent visual art created in public locations for public visibility’. Street art is widely regarded as guerrilla, perhaps most notoriously embodied by the elusive ‘Banksy’ whose controversial work seems to sporadically appear overnight in inner city areas. One other such exponent is the famous French urban artist who goes by the name ‘Invader’. He is known for his ceramic tile mosaics modelled on the pixelated art of 1970s–1980s 8-bit video games, many of which depict the titular aliens from the arcade game ‘Space Invaders’. Invader has openly stated that he sees himself as a "hacker" of public space spreading a mosaic "virus” in an environment that is accessible to anybody from any walk of life.

    Invader's repertoire of subjects is not limited to just Space Invader pixelated figures. His work also includes Star Wars character

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  2. Writing an Artist's Statement

    Writing an Artist's Statement
    We know that many artists balk at the idea of writing an artist statement. How often have you heard, “my artwork speaks for itself.” Sound familiar? If you are one who resists we hope you will read on because crafting a statement doesn’t really have to be a painful experience. In fact it can be helpful to both the maker of art and to the viewer as well. Read more
  3. The Roman Pool: Hearst Castle

    The Roman Pool: Hearst Castle
    William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) best known for building America’s largest newspaper empire was also a collector, patron and enthusiastic appreciator of the arts. A tract of land was handed down to him from his father and mother in San Simeon, California. For years the Hearst family used this property as a retreat and planned “camping” trips to the remote property; though camping for the Hearsts might not be what most of most think of when heading out to the back-country. They had a fairly comfy set-up that consisted of elaborate sleeping quarters and a separate dining tent. Read more
  4. Terry Nicholls: For Love of the People, the Land and the Mosaic Art Form

    Terry Nicholls: For Love of the People, the Land and the Mosaic Art Form
    Canadian mosaic artist, Terry Nicholls creates mosaic images that reflect the spirit of the people where he lives and the stark beauty of the land that surrounds. We can see the power of the ocean and the way it carves into and gives shape to the land through his work. Nicholls’ mosaicked images of the island of Newfoundland, capture the islander’s way of life, their stoic nature and details of daily life on “The Rock”. Read more
  5. Ed Chapman: Fragmented Reality

    Ed Chapman: Fragmented Reality Picasso (stone tile) ... Photo courtesy of Ed Chapman Lemmy with his portrait ... Photo courtesy of Ed Chapman In his artwork, through focused intent and the careful placement of selected mosaic materials, Ed Chapman creates a fragmented reality that draws the viewer in and invites inspection. “I try to make mosaics,... Read more
  6. Young Artists with Big Ideas

    The mosaic art form lends itself well to public art projects. This is especially true when the project involves young artists. There are numerous ways for a variety of age-groups and skill-levels to get involved when a mosaic is being planned and installed. Shore Stories This group of 22 youth took on an 80 foot wall in August of 2012 and in three weeks created a mosaic mural depicting st... Read more
  7. Lilian Broca: Stolen Property

    Canadian artist Lilian Broca is a professional visual artist with a long history of successful exhibitions. For over thirty years she has been exploring issues around identity and equality within contemporary society. Her glass mosaics from the past two decades create vibrant images of characters taken from fairy tales, legends and myths. Recently she has designed some scarves that feature sele... Read more
  8. Labour of Love: a tale of two artists

    Mosaic construction lends itself well to the labour of love that is created over time. The mosaic murals and structures of two men, Isaiah Zagar and Raymond Isadore remind us all that art can exist in what seems mundane. Each man, in his own way, shows us that an internal reality can be actualized externally through creative activity that spans a period of many years. In the case of Raymond Isador... Read more
  9. Mosaic in Modern Architecture: The Catalan Modernistes

    The Industrial Revolution and its effect on every facet of life across Europe were profound. During the late 19 th century and early 20 th century the city of Barcelona, in Spain, was undergoing an intense period of industrialization as was the case for most urban centres throughout Europe. In reaction to this industrialization there occurred a simultaneous cultural revival of the Catalan influe... Read more
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