Jeff Baij

Posted in Uncategorized on October 26th, 2010 by clawlor

Jenny Holzer

Posted in Artists on October 26th, 2010 by clawlor
An artist who seems to be truly moved by the art of words, Jenny Holzer primarily creates projections that are projected onto buildings in prominent cities. Her works appear to have a variety of meanings. Some of which are politically fueled, a short form of poetry, a metaphor, or have no meaning at all. She received a BA from Ohio University in Athens in 1972 and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence in 1977. Some motifs in her work seem to be death and disease. By making use of the public space, Holzer’s work overcomes bias of people. Art in public spaces affects a great variety of people, and not just those who would have gone to see the art in a gallery for example. Her work, literally says something that could have a vast effect on numerous people. Personally, I think her work has a lot of good elements going for it. You rarely see a fine, visual artist who uses words and language in their work often. But I am also really interested in the use of language, words, and metaphors. I also like the idea of making work that is consumed by hundreds of unsuspecting individuals. Comment; write what you think of Jenny Holzer’s work.

An artist who seems to be truly moved by the art of words, Jenny Holzer primarily creates projections that are projected onto buildings in prominent cities. Her works appear to have a variety of meanings. Some of which are politically fueled, a short form of poetry, a metaphor, or have no meaning at all. She received a BA from Ohio University in Athens in 1972 and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence in 1977. Some motifs in her work seem to be death and disease. By making use of the public space, Holzer’s work overcomes bias of people. Art in public spaces affects a great variety of people, and not just those who would have gone to see the art in a gallery for example. Her work, literally says something that could have a vast effect on numerous people. Personally, I think her work has a lot of good elements going for it. You rarely see a fine, visual artist who uses words and language in their work often. But I am also really interested in the use of language, words, and metaphors. I also like the idea of making work that is consumed by hundreds of unsuspecting individuals. Comment; write what you think of Jenny Holzer’s work.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19th, 2010 by clawlor
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Self Portrait Project

Posted in Uncategorized on October 7th, 2010 by clawlor

Robin Rhode

Posted in Artists on October 5th, 2010 by clawlor

Robin Rhode was born in 1976 in Cape Town, South Africa. He attended and received a Bachelors in Fine Art from Technikon Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Currently he is living in Berlin, Germany and continues to make work today. His work is characterized as simplistic street drawings that he often photographs or takes video of himself interacting with. By doing this he is able to give these obviously flat images the illusion of three dimension. His work is seen somewhat as street art because does a lot of his work in public spaces. Usually Rhode will have his simple drawing and himself interacting with it, but that is not all; he tells stories with his work that often times relate back to the “streets” that he is working on. He engages with his surroundings and the material he is working with while still referencing some bigger issues at hand.

In my opinion that is what art is supposed to do. Art is supposed to be first visually engaging. To hook you in to look a little closer and think a little deeper about the work. And second, art is supposed to have some sort of message or meaning. Thus giving the piece a purpose and the viewer a reason for looking closer and thinking deeper. Of course, exceptions exist and this is only my opinion, so feel free to comment and argue with me. Warning: I will argue back on this matter, haha. Anyway, I feel that Rhode’s work has a certain something too it. Its not big or flashy and certainly does not have a large budget, but even so, his work has a playful feel to it. It seems to mix some childish notion of life with the harsh realities of what life is really like. I think that his medium and “canvas” play a large role in how his art should be viewed. And once again, that can be said of pretty much all art, but I thought I would write it in there anyway. Here are some examples of his work; tell me what you think.

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