Sunday, December 7, 2014

CATCHING UP WITH THE ARTIST GAYLE TAUBER

Gayle Tauber has been involved in entrepreneurial businesses for more than 40 years, mostly as a cofounder of startups that focused on health/wellness, social responsibility and the preservation of capital.  Her most recent business, Kashi Company – a producer and marketer of cereals and grain-based products  was started in 1983 and sold to the Kellogg Company in 2000. Gayle started drawing as a young girl, but it was not until she sold her business that she had time to pursue her art interest with her first teacher, Rivian Butikofer, "who has skillfully guided and nurtured her artistic exploration."

Gayle has been painting with me for several years. Gayle continues to stretch herself & is always looking for some new idea to explore. Her Master has been and continues to be Lucien Freud, the greatest portrait painter of the 20th Century & beginning of the 21st Century until his death.

Like Freud, Gayle is guided by her commitment to exploring the psychology of her subject, their "inner being" if you will, rather than simply their exterior manifestation. This is not to say that she is not searching for her "own work", she is! For example Gayle is using a more extensive palette than Freud does. It is always extremely challenging to have a master such as Lucien Freud and try not to compare yourself to him!  I am so proud of my student GAYLE TAUBER, WHO IS EVEN MORE THAN EVER AN ARTISTE D'EXCELLENCE!
All Art by Gayle Tauber unless otherwise noted.
Gayle Tauber

Gayle & Rivian

Lucien Freud

Freud by Freud

Freud
Freud
                                                       
Gayle
                                                         

Gayle











Golda Meir



Maya Angelou 
Billy Holiday







Ella Fitzgerald, (in process) & Gayle, Living Life To The fullest!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

RUTHI HELBITZ COHEN ISRAELI ARTIST

Excerpted from: Some Thoughts on Ruthi HELBITZ Cohen
By Ory Dessau
Ruthi Helbitz Cohen's work operates in a graduated manner. In order to capture its unique qualities, one must first address each of its layers individually.... 
In order to try and understand the experience shaped by the model of selfhood offered in Helbitz Cohen's work, one must turn to focus on the materials of which it is composed and on the manner in which they are treated. Helbitz Cohen's "masks" are made of paper – layered and painted parchment paper strips and cuttings. Created through the use of a mixed technique, these are both works on paper and works in paper. Helbitz Cohen removes painting from its support, while transforming the support into the painterly material itself....
Helbitz Cohen's paper cuttings reveal themselves to have been processed in accordance with a certain plan, image or vision; at the same time, it seems that she underscores her inability to control the material with which and upon which she works. She uses the paper to rehabilitate an expressive form of action, a process of manual labor that seems all but obsolete.....
The qualities produced by the material manipulation of the paper are affiliated with the themes addressed in Helbitz Cohen's work. She examines the instability of identity and selfhood by means of a material – parchment paper – that serves to cover, package and preserve other materials in everyday life. The allusion to the daily uses of this material direct us towards a horizon pregnant with psychological meaning. At the same time, this allusion may also be considered to be a game, a joke almost, concerning the psychological dimension of art. Although one cannot decide the question of intentionality, the fragile, vulnerable and unstable quality of this form of painting – devoid of both a support and of substance – allows it to be associated with symptoms of speculation and remembering, of hallucinations, nightmares or fantasies. Each one of these symptoms has the power to bring to life an entire world, yet also to sentence it to death.


















Friday, August 22, 2014

WATCH FOR EXCITING NEW ARTIST RUTHI HELBITZ COHEN!


".....The qualities produced by the material manipulation of the paper are affiliated with the themes addressed in Helbitz Cohen's work. She examines the instability of identity and selfhood by means of a material – parchment paper – that serves to cover, package and preserve other materials in everyday life. The allusion to the daily uses of this material direct us towards a horizon pregnant with psychological meaning....."

Sunday, August 3, 2014

SOME OF MY WORK

I haven't posted my work in quite some time so I thought that it might be interesting for you to see the ART of the Blogger herself ... for a change.  Some of it is available for purchase so if you are interested please let me know. Most is MIXED MEDIA. If you have any questions I'd be happy to reply.
I hope that you enjoy what you see! 
I'd love to see your comments....
Warmly, Rivian

SELF PORTRAIT, GRAPHITE

OIL ON CANVAS

SELF PORTRAIT, MIXED MEDIA INCL. ARTIST'S HAIR

MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

ARIANE MARIANE, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

BRAEDEN, ACRYLIC ON UNPRIMED CANVAS

UNTITLED, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

DELPHINE, PASTEL ON PAPER

 WINDOW TWO, MIXED MEDIA

DIGITAL ART, REPHOTO

SELF PORTRAIT WITH FORMER SLAVES,DIGITAL ART, REPHOTO

MAN ONE, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

MAN TWO, MIXED MEDIA INCL.PLASTER 

I CAN'T SEE WHAT I'M SAYING, OIL ON CANVAS

MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

HANS ONE & TWO, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

ARIANE WITH HAT, OIL ON CANVAS

UNTITLED, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

WINDOW THREE, MIXED MEDIA

UNTITLED, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

TA GUEULE, MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE, MIXED MEDIA