Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Artist Lee Bul was born in 1964. She grew up in Seoul and received a BFA in sculpture from Hongik University. She is considered the leading Korean artist of her generation. She is internationally reknown for her formally inventive, intellectually provocative pieces. She works in just about every medium, and her multifaceted production is representative of the most innovative aesthetic currents shaping contemporary art in the world.
I truly love how diverse her work is. I almost feel as though I can relate to the "many mediums". I have always had a difficult time finding out what my favorite medium is; everything I have tried I tend to like, or if not like then love. I like how her sculptures vary in the medium,yet they still hold an aesthetic exclusively hers
Nari Ward was born in 1963 in St. Andrews, Jamaica and he currently lives and works in New York. Ward's dramatic sculptural installations are composed of systematically collected material from his urban neighborhood. His goal is to reaveal the numerous emotions inherent within found everyday objects. Ward's works regard issues surrounding race, poverty, and consumer culture.He takes a found object out of it's usual context and considers it for its shape, color, and overall visual quality. I like the fact that he uses found object to create a completely new shape by putting them together, which is basically what we did for our second project. His works are usually on a larger scale and can be quite overpowering, which is really good in this case.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Mark Tansey is a postmodernist painter born in America in 1949. He is mostly known for his monochromatic works which include hidden texts, meaning, and symbols. They normally depict everyday scenes and object, but if you take a closer look at them, they seem to reveal some oddities. He does not consider himself a realist because he paints from photographs. I enjoy his work for his simplicity in the color palette, yet by doing that I believe he portrays a very strong, almost controversial, image.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Mark Khaisman was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1958. He works with tape, and describes his work as dealing with " accident and control". Maybe the accident part came from his medium. What he does is layer tape on plexiglass in order to create these amazing images. I found his work ubber impressive not because they are created in about a week, but because of his use of the material. I especially like those of what seems like 1920/30 movie stills.
Brock Davis' work is just random, I have come to find. Silly, yet it does put one's perspective on things into physical reality, which is what art is right? or maybe not. He has started an online/physical project by creating a piece of art everyday. I like his sillyness.
So I found this artist and realized that her ideas are almost like my ideas, however, she puts them into perspective a bit differently. Ehren Elizabeth Reed is an artist that mixes traditional crafts with contemporary media and consumer culture. In other words, her work may be classified as really crafty pop art. She combines the digital world with the manual physical labor of sewing, embroidery, etc. I like her work in the sense that it dabs into a bit of how I see things...just a bit. I also wish I would've found this artist when we did our book project, for that is a large part of her work.