Thai sculptor and installation artist. Boonma studied at the Poh Chang Arts and Crafts School, Bangkok (1971–3) and went on to study painting at Silpakorn University, Bangkok (1974–8). He became a Buddhist monk in 1986 and his work explores a distinctively Buddhist art language. His early work dealt with environmental issues that came out of his concerns about the effects of industrialization on rural Thailand. Increasingly his work became involved with issues of illness and death as his own health faltered. He subtly melded natural forms, Buddhist architecture and ritual objects with a minimalist sense of structure inspired by his study of Western art. He fashioned sculptural objects based on Buddhist alms bowls, ‘painted’ with healing herbs and created walls and enclosures from stacks of hundreds of ceramic temple bells....
American, 20th century, male.
Born 7 June 1931, in Eatonton (Georgia).
Painter, draughtsman (including ink), collage artist, print artist, sculptor, collector, art historian. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, figure compositions, scenes with figures, landscapes. Designs for stained glass.
David C. Driskell earned a BFA at Howard University in ...
French, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active in Marcilly-sur-Eure from 1984.
Born 10 March 1946, in Paris.
Painter (including gouache), installation artist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, figure compositions, genre scenes, portraits, nudes, landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations, stage sets.
Gérard Garouste was mostly self-taught. He went to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a brief period in ...
Iranian sculptor and installation artist, active in England. She left Iran in 1973 and studied at the Chelsea School of Art, London (1976–9), then was a junior fellow at Cardiff College of Art (1979–80). Although she settled in London and was often bracketed with a group of young British sculptors, including Anish Kapoor and Richard Deacon, her work was distinguished by the interpretation of a Persian cultural background through Western sculptural language. Her early work consisted of allusive environments and biomorphic sculptural forms, demonstrating an attempt, echoed in later work, to embody spiritual concepts physically. As it developed, her work became more autonomous, austere and concerned with materials that could symbolize a spiritual transcendence of materiality (...
Israeli sculptor and video, performance and installation artist. She studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, where she was awarded a BFA in 1994 and continued post-graduate studies in 1995. She spent a semester at the Cooper Union School of Art and Design, New York, as an exchange student in ...
Native American (Gordon First Nation), 20th–21st century, male.
Born 1953, in Regina (Saskatchewan).
Sculptor, painter, draughtsman, installation artist, performance artist.
A highly regarded figure in the field of First Nations/Native American contemporary art in Canada, Edward Poitras was the first indigenous artist to gain the distinction of representing his country at the Venice Biennale in ...
French, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 26 November 1956, in Paris.
Sculptor, painter, draughtsman, pastellist, mixed media.
Vincent Scali lives and works in Paris. He produces bronzes which rework Catholic lithurgy.
He has been involved in various group exhibitions, among them: in 1980, 1982 and ...
British, 20th century, male.
Born 24 August 1903, in London; died 17 February 1980, in London.
Painter (mixed media/gouache), draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, sculptor. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes, animals. Designs for tapestries.
Graham Sutherland was the son of a government lawyer. He studied at Epsom College and was subsequently employed in the workshops of a railway company. He drew in his free time, and in 1921, aged 18, he decided to take a course in drawing and print-making at Goldsmith's College, London. He married, left art school and settled in Kent. In 1926 Sutherland converted to Catholicism from Anglicanism. He taught print-making at Chelsea Art School from 1930 to 1939 and became a member of the governing committee of the Tate Gallery. From 1947 he divided his time between Kent and the French town of Menton, in the Alpes-Maritimes....