WELCOME TO THE ART ROOT
The ART Root presents Art and projects by various artists each month.
Each page contains the creative views of artists from all over the world, we share this creativity and inspiration to promulgate Art as a form of creative visual therapy and enjoyment.
This website has been created to share ART and Creativity in all it’s forms and to honor the many years of art by the artist Raquel Cobian and her prolific artistic career, we will share every month several art pieces and works of her collection.
We hope you enjoy learning about her life long expression in art and poems written by her through out 50 years or moe of art.
RAQUEL COBIAN (1931-2009)
Artist / Founder of The Art Root.
The artist Raquel Cobian was born in Mexico and she was ultimately a self taught artist. She has been the inspiration for this website and her ideas to unify art and community. She was always looking to experiment with different mediums techniques and textures, finding her work to have multi a dimensional variety. She had the opportunity to work next to very well known artist in Mexico and many from other countries as well, she was recognized by her works of art and unique style.
Her work and long history was published in several Art Encyclopedias in Mexico and her art has been published in many authors books. Through out her career as an artist she had many solo exhibits in various countries From North America and Europe. Her work was also published in various News papers around the world and magazines as well as appeared in PBS segments on Television and in various Art and Culture TV channels.
Her surrealist collection of collage pieces and her eloquent modus operandi to prepare the art piece and complete the creation was unique, and she hand a distinctive folkloric style. Her paintings had also a very individual style was compared to Max Etnst from the Dada movement and surrealism. We are proud to share many of her art work, on this site. Because she was active in the art community all her life. We will be featuring each Month new art from her collection such as Oil paintings, drawings and her collages. In memoriam to her remarkable work. We are preparing a on future release of her Life and art book, still to be announced a publishing date, to be titled: “From there of a dream” in Spanish: “Desde All Del Sueno” in which her work and art trajectory history will be presented in a hard cover book.
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“The lack of art and the lack of me being able to create is hell. My hell would be not being able to create.”
Sean Murdock is an Internationally known mixed-media artist, street artist and photographer working in the San Francisco Bay Area of California (Vallejo) and Miami Florida ( Wynwood ). He began his art career at the age of 7 by attending classes at the School For The Creative And Performing Arts in Cincinnati Ohio. Spending 15 years in Fort Myers Florida home to great men such as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and artist Robert Rauschenberg gave Sean a drive to do big things and keep creating.Moving to Miami in 2002 he immediately became known for his sexually charged, “Warhol like” prints on wooden sheets. His Rabbit series featuring naked men and women in a bunny head and his massive murals have become a part of South Florida culture. His murals have been painted on such famous landmarks as Tobacco Road (Miami’s oldest bar) and Revolution/Greenroom Nightclub on the “Sean Murdock Balcony” (The Bourbon Room from Rock of Ages) and in Miami’s Wynwood district.Sean has been in hundreds of shows since his first one back in 1990 including the Chinese International Photographic Exposition, the Mr Brainwash Show, and the Sea No Evil – Sea Shepherd charity art show in Los Angeles. During Art Basel Miami every year since 2009 Sean has been a featured artist in multiple shows.
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JAMES COCHRAN aka Jimmy C
Urban Artist, Graffiti Artist
“Art is like scribble paintings, composed of layers of coloured drips or energetic lines to form vibrant and poetic cityscapes and portraits.”
James Cochran, aka Jimmy C was born in England and grew up in Australia. He played a key role in the development of the underground graffiti movement during the early 1990’s, and after working on numerous mural commissions and community arts projects, went on to complete a Masters degree in Visual Arts at the University of South Australia with an interest in urban realist and figurative oil painting. His two interests in graffiti and oil painting converged, leading to the development of Cochran’s signature aerosol pointillist style; portraits or urban landscapes painted entirely from dots and dashes of spray paint. This technique developed into what he called the ‘drip paintings’ and the ‘scribble paintings’, composed of layers of coloured drips or energetic lines to form vibrant and poetic cityscapes and portraits. Cochran now lives in London and his canvases and walls can be viewed in cities across the world.
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Writer, Photographer, filmmaker, model.
“I think that kind of spontaneity allows us to capture a certain authenticity, and the result is the pure essence of expression wrapped in serendipity.”
I believe the most profound art is the art of life itself, I am a character-driven as an artist and storyteller, I set out to tell stories of the self, explore themes relevant to humanity, and ponder what it really means to be a part of this strange tribe of earthlings.
Herein lies my love for portraiture. Anytime I orchestrate a photoshoot, I try to give my subjects the freedom to be themselves completely. I like working off the energy of other people in candid locations and just seeing where the wind takes us. That’s when magic happens.
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Artist, Mix media, Collage
“I had spent 10 years cutting out magazines, posters … to make fifty works.”
In 1987 I held an exhibition at the IFAL (French institute of Latin America) in Collages, “The force in balance”. I had spent 10 years cutting out magazines, posters … to make fifty works. On the website zalathielvargas.com are these collages and in Prologues a complete article by the writer. Louis Panabière who wrote: … “First it was necessary to make a balance. After bringing to light the invisible monsters that gave rise to the absence of a coherent reality, Zalathiel dedicated himself to capturing the too visible monsters of the contemporary environment: machines and gears of steel, acceleration of time, stagnation of space, urban universes that crush man instead of corresponding to his desires, vain and laughable proliferation of consumer objects that submerge and only leave us the possibility cry of despair.
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“Traveling is education. The more I travel; I learn much more”.
World traveller and Photographer from Goa, India. In 2019 he was in China and also has been to the Great Wall of China. He has recently published his first book. “How did I travel to China”, inspired by true events as a traveler and World Wide Photographer capturing beautiful locations and sharing secrets from “must-visit” places in China.
He has been to 41 nations and 4 continents around the world, has visited many wonders of the world including the Petra an outstanding and famous archaeological site located in Jordan, Has been in Famous point sites like the Eiffel Tower (France), Statue of Liberty (USA), The Colosseum (Italy) and many more different places. He is also the founder of “Buenos Muzik” Record Label where he offers Music Production and distribution.
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John David Howard
Artist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Fashion.
“From high in a fabricated stone tower, he forged an uncommon imagination into an intangible blade of progression”.
Born during the previous century, deep within the Lanapehoking kingdom on the small foraging island of Manahatouh, he avoided the many trials and skirmishes that ravaged his socially and economically deprived village through artistic expression.
From high in a fabricated stone tower, he forged an uncommon imagination into an intangible blade of progression. Using this blade to carve his future, he journeyed vast distances away from the land he knew, eventually planting roots in the far-off territory of the Tequestas.
After an apprenticeship at the New River Settlement’s trade school of Art, he remained locally as freelancer, conceptual soothsayer and daydreamer.
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PEGGIE “Batia” LOWENBERG
“The painted and the drawn come together in a raucous celebration of color and life in all of their splendor.”
I am a painter and public artist and present live art events that I call Urban~Tropical~Cosmic.
Spiritual presence, dimensional exploration, the painted and the drawn come together in a
raucous celebration of color and life in all of their splendor.
I was born in New York City and relocated to South Florida in 2015 after living and working in
Tel Aviv, Israel for over 18 years. I studied at Cornell University, SUNY at Purchase College
(B.A.) and the School of Visual Arts, among others. I’m an artist-in-residence at Zero Empty
Spaces at Boca Center, Boca Raton, Florida. I was recently chosen for The Commons Project:
15 Artists, 15 Spaces $6000 Public Art Grant through the City of West Palm Beach and will be
doing a large live art event called “Abstract Pop!” scheduled for the Fall 2020.
Solo art exhibitions include the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Florida (2017);
Daggerwing Art Gallery (2017, 2020), Boca Raton, Florida, and Art Trax Gallery at F.A.T.
Village in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2017). My artwork is in public and private collections in the
US, Israel, Europe, and Asia.
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“I love to create art that makes a space colorful and beautiful”
Larissa Struzyna is an a self made artist living in Bochum Germany she is
original from Ukraine. She started to paint when she was 15 years old, creating a soft palete of graphic and elusive conglomerations of shape and beauty. She decided to practice photography a few years back, with great outcomes as she captures ocean waves in mid movement creating visual intact sculptures of water. Her art unifies color and shape together creating connection and softness on each contoured line.