Monday, April 30, 2018
Chris Riggs Style Banner
As an art teacher, have you ever been asked to help paint a banner in your art classroom? Well, I have and each time I try to turn it into some sort of mini art lesson. This past week we were asked to help paint a banner for our Maintenance Crew for our faculty and staff appreciation week. I sat down to Google some ideas for those early finishers and BAM - ran across Chris Riggs. Let me tell you, the kids loved learning about him and seeing his art come to life.
Links to Chris Riggs:
Chris Riggs is an international contemporary artist from New York City. Chris' art works are based on a unique combination of cubism, abstract, surrealism, minimalism, pop and street art that has made him a leading artist of his generation. His paintings and sculptures are in museums, galleries, and private collections in over 50 countries. Chris started his famous Love and Peace layered art style in New York City in 1988. His colorful Peace and Love murals can be seen all over the world: Paris (France), New York (USA), Miami (USA), Seoul (South Korea), Moscow (Russia), Dubna (Russia), Roshal (Russia), Atlanta (USA), Florence (Italy), South Of France, Montgomery (USA), Athens (Greece) and more. He has exhibited internationally, including The Frankfurt Art Association (Frankfurter Kunstverein) Museum, Frankfurt am Main,Germany (2011), The Wilton Theatre Auction Gallery, Fort Lauderdale (2012), Young at Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale (2012),The Water Mill Square Gallery, The Hamptons, NY (2013) , Pollock-Krasner House and Studio, East Hamptons, NY (2013), Berlin Art Week, Berlin, Germany (2013), Outside the box, Bronx, NYC (2013),BAB's Gallery, Des Femmes, Bagnolet, Paris, France (2014), Herald Design Forum, Seoul, South Korea (2014), The Parliament Gallery, York, Pensilvania (2015), One Art Space Gallery, TriBeCa, Manhattan, New York (2015), Moscow Perfume Museum mural, Arbat, Moscow, Russia (2015), School murals in Athens, Greece (2015), Florence mural, Italy (2015), Paris murals, France (2015), Designer showhouse, Saddle river, New Jersey (2016) Portraits exhibition, Apostles cathedral gallery, Chelsea, Manhattan, New York (2016), Andrew Bartenev gallery, group exhibition, Moscow, Russia (2016), Peace and Love mural, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NYC (2016), Peace and Love mural in Hebrew, mllnnl office, Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York (2016), Peace and Love mural, Sol Dance Center, Queens, New York (2016), Contra Gallery group show, Manhattan (2016)
You can follow Chris Riggs Art on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.
Go ahead and check it out...some good stuff!
This was a fun banner to paint and actually we were able to talk about Elements and Principles along the way in the process!