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Todays Funky Art Favorite: Funky Auras

Today’s BeerColors™ Funky Art Favorite is Funky Auras (shown at left). Funky Auras is the result of playfulness in allowing art to flow from inspiration rather than being created according to a strictly controlled mental image or plan. Funky Auras illustrates that the impact of individuals and other living things go well beyond that which we realize and can visualize with our usual senses.

Funky Auras was created using a Widmer Brothers Hefe from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. You can buy Funky Auras by going to our Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Modern and Abstract drop down category and then on the Funky Auras image and following prompts through checkout. Enjoy your own limited edition Funky Auras giclee print!

Artist: Janice Biala (1903-2000)

Funky Auras CaféArtist Janice Biala moved from Europe to the United States as a 10 year-old in 1913 and became a U.S. citizen in 1929. Her first solo exhibition was in New York in 1935 and her next was in Paris in 1938. After World War 2, Ms. Biala returned to France. She lived into her late 90’s.

Ms. Biala mostly painted with gouaches, oils and used collages in her work which was well received. Her “Black Stove” is permanently displayed in the Whitney Museum of American Art. A retrospective of her work, “Biala: Five Decades” was held in 1996 in the Kourous Gallery in New York. In addition to her art, Ms. Biala also published 6 children’s books during her lifetime!

Funky Auras was painted using a very good Widmer Brothers Hefe from Widmer Brothers Co. in Portland, Oregon. Funky Auras may be purchased by going to Shop Our Art, clicking on the Modern and Abstract drop down category then on the Funky Auras image and then proceeding to checkout.

Artist Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991)

Artist Rufino Tamayo was a Mexican Surrealist painter who specialized in figurative abstracts and modernist murals. Mr. Tamayo moved to New York City in 1929 to escape political issues and held a solo exhibition at the Valentine Gallery. In his early career he created 80 “mixographs”-a textured fine art printing process. In 1949, Mr. Tamayo moved to Paris, France.

During his lifetime, Mr. Tamayo received numerous awards, including the 1964 National Prize of Arts and Science in Fine Arts of Mexico. His art has been displayed in prestigious museums and collections worldwide. “Rufino and Olga” and “Two Bathers” are two of his better known works.

Funky Auras (shown above) was painted using a Widmer Brothers Hefe from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co in Portland, Oregon. Funky Auras may be purchased by going to Shop Our Art, clicking on the Modern and Abstract drop down menu, locating and clicking on the Funky Auras image then following the prompts through checkout.

Artist Alberto Burri (1915-1995)

Funky Auras CaféArtist Alberto Burri was born in 1915 in Italy and was trained as a physician. He took up painting as a prisoner of war during World War 2 before his release and return to Rome. Having no canvas, Dr. Burri painted on burlap and used other non-traditional materials, including tar, plastic, fire and molds during his captivity.

By 1953, the work of Dr. Burri was included in a group exhibition of the Guggenheim Museum. A United States retrospective of his work was held in 1963 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. In 1994 he was awarded the Order of the Mint by the Italian Republic. His 1957 “Combustione legno” sold at a 2011 Sotheby’s auction for $3.2 million dollars.

Funky Auras (shown above) was painted with a very good Widmer Brothers Hefe from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. Funky Auras can be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract drop down category under Shop Our Art, clicking on the Funky Auras image then following the prompts through check-out.

Many Auras Now Available

Funky Auras CaféFunky Auras (painted with a very good  Widmer Brothers Hefe from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon) has now been added to our prints available for purchase. All you need do is go to our Shop Our Art section, click on “Modern and Abstract” in the drop down menu then click on the Funky Auras image and follow the prompts. Funky Auras is available in three sizes as a limited edition print or it may be ordered in a different size by custom order if you go to our Comments section and submit your request.

Funky Auras is the result of playfulness in allowing art to flow from inspiration rather than being created according to a strictly controlled mental image or plan. Funky Auras illustrates that the impact of individuals and other living things go well beyond that which we realize. We think you will like the vibrant colors and unique statement made by this piece.