Jun 25, 2013

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I added a little print, so I guess it's a collage now.

5 comments:

razzie said...

do people ever ask you what your art is meant to represent (if they have a message or personal edge to them)?
Or does art not have to have a particular meaning...?
I don't know... I feel like there needn't always be a particular meaning, message behind art - though I don't mean that there's no art that has some message!
Do you think of the art and what you are going to create before you do it every time you start something?
Or are there occasions where you simply do something and ideas start forming?
Like this... collage, for example, was there some sort of coherent thought process before creating it?

i like it by the way. this collage.

Saranna said...

People who come over to my house see my work and a lot of the time they'll start guessing WHAT IT ALL MEANS and I'll be standing there thinking: "It's just a painting. There's a thought process behind it, but all you need to do is look at it".

Recently I've just been soaking up all the good summer vibes and used all of that to create images. I also sketch everyday, so sometimes I'll flick through my sketchbooks and see a composition or a color harmony or something and just work on from there.

I tried to plunge into this subject in a video series, you can check it out on my youtube-channel :)

Excellent questions btw!

razzie said...

So I watched your videos, and thanks for responding.
Is the experiencing/viewing of art enhanced if one has prior knowledge to somewhat contextualise the work (where this applies)?
You seem to enjoy playing around with composition and textures a lot at present (from your latest video), does this change over time? Or are there some aspects that have remained pretty constant in your work?
last Q - does it help you in forming tangential pieces of work by sketching everyday? do you ever get stumped by what to do on a particular day?
(Ah, two Qs I mean.)

One thing I felt from your WIP videos, is it must be a pretty incredible to go from simply a 'vague feeling' to creating something tangible.
I think it'd probably apply to everything one embarks on. from studying, research, sports.. :-)
pretty awesome stuff.


Saranna said...

"Is the experiencing/viewing of art enhanced if one has prior knowledge to somewhat contextualise the work (where this applies)?"

I currently recognize two contexts that are sometimes demanded by works of art. The first is the entire history of (western) art and everything that is happening in the contemporary art world(because there will be cross-referencing). The second is the context of who the artist is, where they come from, what kind of society they live in, all that info you find in the bio-page of any portfolio.

I wouldn't say the experience is necessarily enhanced by any of this knowledge(although sometimes you learn to appreciate something more when you realize what a feat it really has been to make), but some (especially contemporary) works almost insist that you have a context to apply them to.

"You seem to enjoy playing around with composition and textures a lot at present (from your latest video), does this change over time? Or are there some aspects that have remained pretty constant in your work?"

I wouldn't say it's even a change, it's just that I get interested in more and more things. Like with any skill, everything you've learnt or done before remains with you even as you go on to do something else. Wow, I sound like I know what I'm talking about :D

"last Q - does it help you in forming tangential pieces of work by sketching everyday? do you ever get stumped by what to do on a particular day? "

Okay, I sketch most days :D I don't think it's absolutely necessary to sketch everyday, sometimes it's more fruitful to hold some of those thoughts and let them mature.

I am stumped every single day, all the time with everything I make. I never know what I'm doing. There's an idea(a color, a composition, a very vague sound, any stimulus really) that I pursue and then I just try to find a way to... kind of get there. I don't usually get to where I'm going, but in the process I've made something and it doesn't necessarily even have a whole to do with that original idea(and I think that's okay).

These are seriously really really good questions :)

razzie said...

thanks for answering my questions..

just wondered do you have a thought process when viewing art, or particular styles/eras of art or artists?
Like.. is there a particular way in which you have found yourself responding to art?
Have there been any works of art that have evoked some deep seated emotion in you? Or is the viewing of art, for you, just as much or more about the deconstruction of what you see?

ok. those were probably not my best/intelligent questions..
but still. curious to know.