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Contemporary Pointillism Artists

By The Arty Teacher - October 14, 2018

Don’t some students just love Pointillism?  Although it is painstakingly slow, they value the results it gives them.  Most art teachers have heard of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, but the following artists are alive and well, and using pointillism today.  The following artists told me about their influences, art teachers and sketchbooks.

Miguel Endara

Miguel Endara earned his art degree from Miami University in Florida.  His artworks are composed of millions of black ink dots, using a single Sakura Pigma Micron pen with a 0.20 mm nib.

Were you interested in art at school?

“Yes, all throughout my school years, including elementary, I have always been interested in art.”

Did you have an art teacher who inspired you?

“One art teacher in high school, Rei Luzardo, who always encouraged me to pursue art. It was partially because of him that I ended up choosing Graphic Design as my major.”

Do you make any other kind of art?

“I used to paint and play with charcoal a bit, but at the moment I only practice the technique of stippling. It’s the most therapeutic form of art that I’ve ever had the opportunity to work on.”

Do you keep a sketchbook?

“I have accumulated many sketchbooks over the years. Sketching on the back of my college notebooks was the first “canvas” where I discovered and practised the art of stippling.”

Catherine Bath

Catherine Bath is a Pennsylvanian artist who enjoys nature and solitude.  I asked Catherine the questions below.

“My paintings are a small token of timelessness in a racing world.”

Were you interested in art at school?

I was interested in art from a very young age. My earliest memory was at age 4, I drew a side view of a face and I knew it was really good! The adults were amazed. I took art classes in high school and studied painting/fine arts at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana. Back in the day, they taught you NOTHING about marketing your art. You have to learn how to do that!!! Social media really helps!

Yes, but I love pointillism. And I love painting in oils. I am in the process of loosening up my style.

I have many interests which I deeply explore. I am interested in sustainable houses, efficiency in all things and financial markets trading.

Do you keep a sketchbook?

I have filled many sketchbooks but lately my sketchbook has been getting filled with colorful magic marker drawings.

What practical advice would you give students who were trying to make work inspired by yours?

Big tip: never start with a white canvas. Always start by laying down a ground of color. I often start with a warm ochre ground. Then loosely wash in the composition. Now you can start making smaller pointillist brushstrokes. Take your time and get into a meditative state.

Federico Pietrella

Pietrella lives and works in Berlin.  Believe it or not, the artworks below are made using a date stamp, the sort they used to stamp library books with.  Pietralla always stamps using the current date, so if you look carefully the artwork reveals when it was made!

Where did you study art?

First at the art school and then the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, and I have been very happy about it. I am full of gratitude to the institutions and the teachers, and I have still close friends with some of the teachers.

Did you have an art teacher who inspired you?

Yes of course. I mean not for the final results of my work, but for the process, for the building of my method and the stimulation of my curiosity in the art world. I’m thinking specifically of some teachers and each in different ways. In some cases arguing with them!

Do you make any other kind of art?

I have created installations and sculptures and also traditional paintings.   I think (I hope) all my works have a similar mood, but I’m not sure about it.

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Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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3 responses to “Contemporary Pointillism Artists”

  1. Bruno Friia says:

    I’m trying to locate two pointillism artist that did work for me in 1988 on historical people and national points of interest in Montana. One artist name is Mark Miller the other Skansgaard. How can I locate them?

    • The Arty Teacher says:

      I have no idea, searching for people isn’t my area of expertise. Google and different social media platforms is the only thing I can think of.

  2. Sol Hill says:

    So great to see other contemporary pointillists! Thank you for this, I am impressed with the variety of ways are creating in this style.

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