Vector Portrait

•December 13, 2012 • Leave a Comment


Art Event- Arts/Lecture Series: Nervous Films Brent Green Oct 3rd

•December 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment

A) To start off i’ve never seen anything like what Brent Green did before. Accompanying live music, narration, vocals and song into a film was pretty fascinating to say the least. Im a huge fan of music and people with good voices so this was something that i really enjoyed. I went ahead and looked up a little bit more of his work when i got home. I think that this guy could play at any musical festival because the stuff that he does is, really really good.

B) Im not sure that there was anything that i could specifically take away from his art form because i dont play instruments, but if i were to do something like this it would be rad to hire a musician and compose a score to align with video that i have shot. I do enjoy shooting and editing film so this is definitely something that could be a unique thing to try in the future. I might need to take up playing an instrument or something that i could perform in my own art piece instead of just composing it.

I think that the main thing that i came away with was to never judge a book by its cover. I didnt have any pre assumptions, but i didnt know what to expect or what i was in for. For a lack of better words the guy killed it. It is pretty cool to see someone doing a live performance with video content because for me a lot of live performances and theatre type stuff isnt my thing but seeing a performance with video and animations to watch sparks my interest a lot more.

Art Event: Behold America MCASD La Jolla

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A) I have never seen paintings in person of this nature so it was definitely a unique experience for me because my artwork started out in the painting and drawing department and has now moved over to the electronic nature. All i could think about when seeing the paintings was that a lot of the portraits could be easily reproduced into a vector portrait. Since I’ve worked in both mediums now i definitely have a respect for seeing the art through both eyes however i still feel that painting is much more difficult to get a piece how you want it. 

B)There wasn’t really anything in the work that i found that could influence how i do things. A lot of my work is pretty set in stone and i typically dont like change unless i find it fun or interesting. Learning a new way to paint in old style techniques would be a great way for me to learn more about painting, but it just isnt something that im interested in anymore.

C) I wouldnt say that there were any flaws to the exhibit as it was at a museum, but i definitely found the paitings to be a little bit too boring for my taste. I like newer more contemporary stuff with a bunch of mixed medias involved in the work so i thought the work was a bit bland. Not to say that the work was bad, because the paintings were excellent and very rich with art history, but it just wasn’t for me.

D) There definitely was a very high respect for the work although it was not something i want hung up in my house. I know what it takes to create paintings like that so there is nothing i would say that was bad about any single piece. 

Art Event: Exit Through the Gift Shop

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I have always liked the work that Banksy does because of his mysterious persona and the street art that gets put in places without anyone knowing. There is something to the illusiveness of his artwork that is really captivating. Although I am not a very political person, im also very drawn into the fact that a lot of the work that Banksy does represents political statements within England and the world. His work has a strong influence on me because i really like the two tone wall-print graffiti-stencil type work. I have been drawing, painting, and stenciling on my surfboards for a few years now and although i would never do anything quiet as intricate on a board it does show me that it is very possible to produce something like this easily. As far as Banksy’s relation to my work in graphic design…it shows me that i can produce something on a computer, print it, cut it and then reproduce it on whatever medium i want to put it on. I have always personally liked street art and this movie just further pushes my interest towards the subject matter, artists, and possible art exhibits with the art work in it.

Art Event: 1000 Journals

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To date 1000 journals is my favorite ongoing “piece of artwork”. i really enjoy the fact that no matter how hard you think about what is going to happen to these journals the unexpected is always the outcome. With so many diverse ranges of people and cultures and locations that these journals have gone to and came from the multitude of variation is tremendously exciting and enticing. I was really drawn to the project also because of the fact that nothing was set in stone where as in traditional works once something like apainting is finished it is finished forever. with many different people getting the book and also having no rules change is inevitable. Someguy mentioned that he wanted to keep the art personal and for it to give other people who received the work something or some reason to react to it wether positive or negative. any reaction is better than now reaction at all.

One of the things i also really enjoyed was that these books took on a metaphorical journey because not everyone can travel the world and be able to witness the beauty of it all. These books were able to travel the world getting insight from distant lands near and far with absolutely zero control over the content and what would show up at the doorstep as a completed work of art. The unknown and irreplaceable feeling of the books is actually the part that is the coolest. of course seeing the books and being able to interact with them in a tangible way is nice but since there are so many it is also really cool to try and understand and wonder where each of the books may lay at rest in the present…

This project has given me the motivation to try new mediums of work. Painting and graphic design are fun, but if you can work in different mediums then it will broaden your range of work and you will be a more sought after artist. I guess the only thing that i could see becoming a problem is that the books may not return and thousands of pages of art will not get to be seen.

Art Event: Pillow Book/ Brody Neuenschwander

•December 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment

A) I found out that calligraphy, typography and hand generated typefaces do not necessarily need to come from a computer. They can be done with a brush or pen or pencil

B) Specific things that could influence my personal work is the fact that i now can see that alot of letter work can be done on paper and then transferred over to the computer and refined to exactly how you want it. You can edit your work on the computer that you were not able to do on the paper after you wrote it out unless of course you do it in pencil and not with a calligraphy brush and ink.

C) One thing that has changed for me is that I now feel the need to at least give calligraphy a try. At first i just thought it was something that was done to write lettering and whatever, but i now see it as a type of art form. 

D) I wouldnt call it a flaw, but i just personally didn’t like the movie based on the old style filming and chinese history. It just isnt something that interests me. The film was also a bit boring until the middle-end part where you started to see more of the calligraphy done.

E) i learnt that calligraphy is challenging and that it isnt as simple as just taking a brush to a paper. It is a refined way of producing script on a page or whatever medium you are working on.

SoyBeans Pod & Assorted Fruit

•December 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment