Cantor Fine Art


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CA 91411 Van Nuys

United States

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CA 90294-1679 Venice Beach

United States

Phone : 805 300 1308

Fax :

Mobile Ph. : 805 300 1308

URL : www.cantorfineart.com

About

Hey Baby - Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers Hey Baby
600 recycled wood pieces, oil , steel wire on a black automotive paint wood panel w/ clear coat finish

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists

  • Craig Alan  (+)

    Biography : Craig Alan Craig Alan was born in 1971 in San Bernardino, California. Though always drawn to art, Alan’s creativity did not fully develop until his family transferred to New Orleans while he was a child. The vivacious culture nurtured Alan’s capacity for detailed visual interpretation. Inspired by the city’s enthusiasm for creative expression, he began exploring his own innovative impulses. Alan’s earliest experimentation took the form of street portraiture, an endeavor that helped him perfect his flair for replicating the human figure and afforded the budding artist a sense of economic security. He saved his portrait earnings to pay for school and art supplies. Though he always planned to pursue a formal art education, Alan continued to develop technically and conceptually through his own diligent studies. During his sophomore year at the University of Mobile, Alabama, Alan undertook vigorous training in art. His enthusiasm for his studies immediately propelled him into the scholastic limelight. With a focus on studio arts, Alan earned an area award for academic excellence. The University’s most prestigious exhibition, “Art with a Southern Drawl,” featured 42 of Alan’s pieces, chosen from a field of more than 1,600 submissions. A minor concentration in theater further diversified Alan’s craft, imbuing him with additional techniques in makeup and set design. This blending of disparate influences and media is visually apparent in all of Alan’s works, which demonstrate a broad knowledge and appreciation of the human form as well as the colorful world these beings occupy. Combining his skills into elaborate textures, hues and compositions, Alan’s artwork reveals a technical sophistication as well as an elaborate imagination. Alan’s collections run the gamut from abstract expressionism to haunting, graphic realism, each one a reflection of its creator’s unique vision. His prolific career is a culmination of textbook artistic

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  • Gavin Benjamin

    Biography : Gavin Andrew Benjamin Gavin Andrew Benjamin combines a passion for painting, photography, printmaking, and product design in his creative process. Born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn NY, he received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where began experimenting with many mediums. His current works utilize multimedia to focuses on his long interest in flowers and courtly painting traditions. Early in his career, Benjamin worked with infamous American Vogue portrait photographer Arnold Newman, who inspired Benjamin to elicit the personality of his subjects. Benjamin produced photo shoots for Esquire Magazine, fashion house Kenneth Cole's national campaigns, and Neiman Marcus's The Book. Additionally Benjamin created "718", his signature furniture and lifestyle brand that included benches, credenzas, tables, and a line of rugs made in Nepal for Tissage Du Monde. Benjamin's various fine art and designs have been featured in numerous national publications and digital press, including Interior Design, ID Magazine's ICFF Picks, Interior Design's Spring Market Tabloid—inclusion in an 8-page interior design feature on rugs and carpets, The Washington Post, Clear, City Magazine, V Magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, and curator's selection in Corning Museum of Glass's New Glass Review

  • Vincent George

    Biography : Vincent George grew up in Newburgh, New York. Deriving inspiration from his artist family and the rolling hills of his northern home, George committed himself to art at a young age. His early works offer evidence of his early dedication to the craft. Using brown paper bags he retrieved from the grocery store, the adolescent artist fashioned mock-canvases. Though wrinkled, the blank sheets provided the perfect surface for charcoal, his childhood medium of choice. He spent hours and hours using these unlikely tools, implements that would shape the seasoned artist he would later become. George’s youth was largely spent hiking in the summers and skiing in the winters. He often brought a sketchbook on his hikes, and it was not long before sketching began to take precedence over the outdoor activity itself. At the age of 14, he began using paint to embellish the rough sketches he brought back from hiking. While George was involved in football, basketball and baseball throughout high school, he likely surpassed his peers in terms of deciding on a career path. By 17, creating works of art became George’s top priority. It was during this time period that he was able to scrounge up a few art-related projects, including the occasional mural and private portrait commission. George was accepted to the Savannah College of Art & Design, but after a year decided the environment at The Pratt Institute was more suitable. There, he studied Illustration and Communications Design. He found himself immediately swept up by his surroundings, exhilarated by the uniqueness of the Brooklyn, New York campus’s landscape. Even so, his preference for quiet rural places was only reinforced by the experience. After receiving his Bachelors from The Pratt Institute, Vincent accepted a job near his hometown of Newburgh as an illustrator and industrial designer, a selection influenced by George’s uncle, who similarly designs medical equipment, power tools, automotive interiors and more

  • Michael Mapes  (+)

    Biography : Michael Mapes 1966 - painted first documented portrait (family) on non-archival paper 1969 - first family vacation - watching jets take off and land at St. Louis airport 1979 - decided not to attend Rhode Island School of Design 1984 - BFA from the University of Illinois 1984 to 1986 - worked in the Chicago design firm Mobium with Ralph Eckerstrom, former design director for Container Corporation and founder of Unimark International 1986 to 1989 - worked in the NYC design firm Bonnell Design Associates with such clients as Knoll, Herman Miller, Michael Graves Architect, Williwear Willi Smith 1989 to 1990 - contemplated in Boston, Chapel Hill and then Urbana, IL 1990 - formed the product development company MINC, created and produced products for direct mail, retail and museum stores. sold several hundred thousand shirts and enjoyed the rewards of a profitable, small, creative based business while it lasted 1991-1992 - MFA from the University of Illinois, chose not to pursue a career in teaching 2003 - produced a series of five minute talk shows called The Corn Mo Show featuring Corn Mo, a NYC club darling, as whimsical host to a variety of national performers. 2005 - returned to art 2008 - 2009 solo exhibits Richland College, Decatur, IL FlexSpace, Urbana, IL Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL 2010 - sold house and moved (not necessarily related to exhibits), lived in various places before moving to Croton Falls, NY 2011 exhibits - Terrible Twos - Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ Outsiders & Objects - Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ 2012 exhibits and art fairs- We Find Our Way- Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ Scope, Miami, FL 2013 exhibits and art fairs- solo show, Schoolhouse Gallery, North Salem, NY group shows, Victorious, Chelsea NYC Raw Art, Rotterdam NL Scope, NYC KunstRAI, Amsterdam NL 2014 group exhibits- “Face to Face, Wall to Wall” Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT Ampelhaus, Berlin "Cut-Copy-Pa

    Exhibition : exhibits: Opera Gallery, Hong Kong Opera Gallery, Paris exhibiting new work from the Dutch Master collection recent exhibits: "Face to Face" Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT curated by the YAM’s Senior Curator Bob Durden -through August 24 www.artmuseum.org/exhibition/face-to-face/ "Revisiting the Golden Age" Pulchri Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands curated by Clemente Brakel of NL=US -August 9 through August 31 http://nlisus.com "Cut-Copy-Paste" Beers Contemporary, London opening reception, July 31, 6-9pm - exhibit from August 1 through September 27 new works from the "Dutch Master collection" beerscontemporary.com

    Detailed Description : "Dutch Master collection" entry: - new series examining Dutch Master portraiture - applying a pseudo-scientific metaphor in the deconstruction and recomposition of painted subjects. Referencing entomological, biological & forensic science. - process: collect photographs from multiple sources of subject / generate "biographical DNA" - found and created individual specimens that collectively form a unique representation of the original subject / consider contemporary source material in complement to the subject / construct and compose collection of individual specimens "Dutch composite specimen" entry: - examine the commonalities in compositional approach between various artists and painting. combining elements from different paintings to create a single cohesive "specimen" is possible because of the shared conventions and accomplished academic approach by the different artists and their apprentices "Show of Hands" entry: - contemporary approach to portraiture - inspired by the Hamsa - symbol recognized and used as sign of protection in many societies throughout history - incorporates subjects and "biographical DNA" relevant to the artist - 2014 works combine specimens from the artist, assistants and those connected to the studio in other meaningful ways - 2013 series examines subjects associated with the exhibition venue in various ways; administration, creative, patrons, etc. > 2014 work exhibited with Opera Gallery/Paris > 2013 work originally exhibited in a solo show at The Schoolhouse Theater in North Salem, NY "Human Specimens" entry: - began in 2005 - subjects sources vary - process involved extensive photographic documentation, informational audit, collection of physical samples, all of which came to be known as "biographical DNA" - intention was to re-examine the original subject and communicate dimension in the subject beyond pondering a two-dimensional representation

  • Kerry Miller  (+)

    Biography : "I am passionate about my work and, being a perfectionist, am slightly obsessive about getting the detail just right" After many years of working with collage and mixed media, British artist Kerry Miller began exploring ways in which she could make use of old, discarded books. She experimented with dissecting and rebuilding them to produce the unique assemblages in her 'reimagining the book' series. For each piece she works on, Kerry uses only the illustrations found within that particular book, having first removed the written word. Colour is added using inks or watercolours where she considers that they will enrich and enhance the final effect, adding a sense of depth and energy. These intricately worked 3D books provide tantalising glimpses into a rich past, becoming miniature worlds that allow the viewer to simply tumble into them. The books she uses are variously sourced and carefully selected for their illustrations and character, whilst taking into account her perception of how the finished piece will look. She uses only old books as they lend themselves to this treatment in a way that modern books do not. "I enjoy the fact that I can even make use of books in a condition which most people would dismiss as unusable. For instance, I discovered an 1868 copy of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management in a junk shop. Although complete, it was little more than a pile of loose pages held together with an elastic band. Inside, however, the lovely illustrations were revealed to be in perfect condition. The rugged and gnarled appearance of the book has been carefully preserved, which I believe greatly enhances the character of the finished piece". Kerry views her work as a collaboration, a partnership with the past, giving new purpose to old books that may otherwise never see the light of day or simply end up in recycling. "As technology threatens to replace the printed word, there has never been a better time to re-imagine the book".

    Exhibition : Museum Collection: The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin Selected Museum Group Exhibitions: Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, Texas Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Wildling Museum, Solvang, California Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

    Detailed Description : Kerry Miller’s intricate book sculptures are works of painstaking effort and unbelievable beauty. Looking like a cross between Faberge egg creations mixed with the most precious of books, her pieces turn the fairly banal texts she uses as a base, into something wondrous. Miller’s works take a variety of styles, although each one incorporates the original book as its ‘frame’, providing a focus for the viewer as they delve into the marvelous and ‘wonderland-like’ creations that Miller creates. Antique books are Miller’s texts of choice, and these have the added advantage of frequently containing – or being written about- the most bizarre of topics: from home-made medicine techniques, to Victorian recipe books containing the most bizarre of recipes. No matter what the topic, however, these books have well and truly turned into art…

  • Andrew M. Myers  (+)

    Biography : Andrew Myers was born in Braunshweig, Germany, and raised in Ciudad Real, Spain. He now resides in Laguna Beach, California, where he has lived since attending the Laguna College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Southern California). The first time he set foot in the classroom, he was amazed to see students depicting live nude models in clay; a seemingly archaic art form he had only seen in books. Though Andrew is best known for his time-intensive screw pieces, his work spans multiple genres and mediums, including sculpting, painting, and drawing. He most enjoys fast, expressive pieces like charcoal sketches, yet at the same time, feels that true art requires struggle, energy, time, and sacrifice; elements his screw pieces provide in spades. Given their complexity, unique subject matter, and unusual materials, Andrew produces only five to ten pieces a year, each of which is an experiment in art, mathematics, and creative problem solving. His workflow fluctuates between careful, conscious planning with his assistants, and countless hours spent in a dreamlike flow state where hours pass by as if in a moment. Andrew continues to push the boundaries of his craft, constantly searching for new subjects and unconventional mediums in which to capture them. He especially enjoys using objects and materials that are not usually considered art. Andrew’s guiding principle is to create better art today than he did yesterday. He knows that this means he will never be content in life, but he feels blessed to have found fulfillment and purpose in his role as artist, father, and friend.

    Exhibition : Museum Group Exhibitions: 2014 Laguna Beach Art Museum, ‘Palette to Palate’ 2011 Memorial Art Museum, University of Rochester, NY “Extreme Materials 2″ Various Venue’s: 2012 Audi Commission, Automechanika, Frankfurt, Germany 2012 Hurley Headquarters, private commission 2012 Private Commissions for CEO of Nike, CEO of Nike 2.0, McKenna BMW 2012 SCOPE Basel, Wanrooij Gallery 2012 Exhibitor at Wanrooij Gallery, Holland 2012 CES Contemporary, Continue to Continue 2012 Press: American Lifestyle, Lamono Magazine (Spain) 2011 Bosch IXO European Advertising Campaign 2011 Exhibitor at SOFA Chicago 2010 Purposeful Dislocation, SEEDS Fine Art Exhibit Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 2008 Exhibitor at the juried Sausalito Arts Festival – Awarded First Place sculpture 2008 Awarded 2nd Place in Sculptural Pursuit Magazines’ National Sculpture Competition – featured artist in article Andrew Myers’ art work has been featured in many publications. Below are some of the featured articles about his life and work. • American Lifestyle • Lamono Magazine • McGrath Magazine • Sculptural Pursuit • H Magazine • Coastline • Orange Coast July 11 • Laguna Beach Mag Aug 11

    Detailed Description : Distinct. Expressive. Tactile. These are perhaps the three most fitting words to describe Andrew’s unique brand of contemporary artwork. But linguistic descriptions fail to adequately capture the progressive mixed media works he creates with screws, oil paint, charcoal, bronze, cement, and found objects. To truly experience Andrew’s art, it must be seen and even touched. One of the artist’s favorite memories was watching a blind man experience his work for the first time. As the man ran his hands over a large three-dimensional portrait tediously constructed with tens of thousands of screws over hundreds of man hours, his blank expression suddenly transformed into a warm smile. He could feel what others could only see. Artist as Translator, Not Creator Andrew does not consider himself a “creator” of art. As a man of faith, he believes that God is the only one with that privilege. Rather, his role as an artist is to enter that lonely, honest, painful place most of us spend our whole lives hiding from. Once there, he harnesses his creativity and technical abilities to translate authentic emotions, fragmented thoughts, and fleeting moments into timeless, tangible expressions of love and loss.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Andrew Myers - Hey Baby Hey Baby

  • Pezhman Pezhman

    Biography : Pezhman “I believe there is a bit of magic in the medium of photography that is made up of light, chemistry, natural beauty and the ability to capture a perfect moment on film.” Pezhman was born in 1976 in Shiraz – the center of Iran’s cultural civilization. He and his family were forced to leave just three years later after the country became consumed by revolution. Since his adolescence in the United States, Pezhman has been exploring both natural and urban environments through photography. A passionate environmentalist, he thrives outdoors where he gains peace and introspection. Not solely relegated to rural setting, however, Pezhman finds cities equally enticing, noticing a unique history and character behind every architectural detail of the urban streets. Instructors of the Photography and Cinema program at the Atlanta College of Art encouraged Pezhman to experiment with various forms of photographic expression, including architecture, portraits, and location shooting. With an extensive and impressive portfolio, he earned a position as photography assistant at a prominent local studio. This applied training greatly enhanced his photographic techniques and encouraged the evolution of his own style. Deciding to make a professional career from his talent, Pezhman subsequently entered the New York School of Photography, where he honed his skills in the medium-format camera. With an urge to explore diverse cultures and imagery, Pezhman traveled throughout the United States and Europe. Initially, he carried his camera with him simply as a means of recording the different people and places of his travels. However, his photography quickly evolved to convey the vivid sensations of actual experiences – as if giving birth to them for the first time. In this sense, photography became more than just a way to record his experiences; it became the purpose behind them. He regarded his camera as a tool for unearthing a location’s arche