Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Magdalena Bors is a photographer from Australia that creates installations out of various materials and objects and incorporates them into her photographs. Magdalena uses things such as yarn which she knits into landscapes with grass, trees, and rivers and places them in places such as a living room setting to create a very interesting composition. She has also uses other household things such as cut out sponges, thumbtacks, buttons, and even sand to create her installations. She creates very imaginative miniature worlds and places them inside ordinary spaces which gives the images a very interesting twist.
"Tirelessly traveling the United States, Graham captures the colorful, sometimes surreal, and often bizarre, in the thoroughly American landscape. Graham seeks out subjects which celebrate our singular freedom of expression in colorful roadside attractions and general oddities..." I believe David Graham successfully documented the spirit of American culture in this series. The use of colors in the photos really give it a commercialized feeling. Something of the "American Dream" or what people desire. The colorful photos bring out an eccentric surrealness in representing "Americana" the way it should be represented. I believe the images have their own story, a somewhat narration that represents freedom of expression.
Hirst's own works combine pseudo-philosophic titles with objects designed to stir outrange, disgust, and a heightened awareness of mortality.
From Art Today.
I've always been interested in the way light affects the perspective of objects. When you stare at transparent objects, when that light hits the glass so delicately, I can't help but want to keep that image, because I don't think I'd have the same experience again. Jason Engelund creates compositions that delve into light's capability to create abstract and dreamlike experiences. I think he has an interesting style combining photography and a sort of painterly feeling towards the images. I think this series gives a sort of ethereal experience to the viewer. It really gives you time to immerse yourself in the image which is what I think Engelund wanted the viewer to experience.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
- Orozco endows objects with personal and social meanings that express his own sense of displacement in a nomadic art world. In some of his works, he appears to view the world itself as a readymade, for instance in photographs highlighting strange juxtapositions found by chance in the environment, such as an arrangement of twigs on a sidewalk or a bicycle resting on a fallen tree in the desert.
- until you find another yellow schwalbe, Orozoco drove around Rome on a yellow motor scooter and snapped a photograph of every other yellow scooter he saw, as if to establish his own place in this foreign land.