some photos that I liked when looking for things I might like to experiment with to do with time.
Time – Animals
time – in nature
time – objects
some photos that I liked when looking for things I might like to experiment with to do with time.
Time – Animals
time – in nature
time – objects
Contextual And Professional Studies
For this I’m looking into an artist and their method on making art. so I’m am looking into Tian Haisu.
Tian Haisu is a young Chinese painter who makes art by land skating, she makes black and white paintings. She create massive scale art by using her inline roller blades this combines her love for ice-skating and art. that have a tub of paint that slowly spill onto the wheels. she uses the front wheel to create the smaller details of the piece. her paintings are black and white landscapes.
This is a video of the prosses of her making the art. it also shows how she uses the roller blades to make this art.it takes you through her making her paintings called blood-lane-line it is 40 feet tall by 20 feet wide, most of her works are on massive scales. as she does her paintings she will fill up the tub on her boots. This piece was present in the California Institute of arts, It was also a really liked piece within the show.
Before she makes her art she will sketch them out as a design. Then she will go in with the roller blades. These are some photos of her making her work. The next photos are of her beautiful works. her works are both simple yet stunning. Due to the fact she keep its in a traditional style of painting.
She uses her unique way of making art, to make traditional Chinese paintings. she used her whole body to create the art as she has to use her balance to se able to use the roller skates.
her art includes a range of mountains, trees, water and sometimes buildings that are within the landcape she is painting.
This is website that explains a little more about how she makes her work and what she uses for her art. This really shows how you don’t have to use normal tool to make traditional art.
References for photos…..
Contextual And Professional Studies
For this I wanted to keep it related to my art, so I’m going to use it to help my painting project as well. I’m going to look in to the sciences and physical way that a human ages over time. (I wanted to look in to cancer but I know a lot about this so I decided to go for something I know less about).
How A Person Ages Over Time – online research
The cognitive function (to start getting “old”). changes a lot within our bodies. What I want to research is growing old but I want to focus on blindness.
Presbyopia (Age Related Eyes Sight Lose)…..
its where the lens of the eye will stiffen, so it wouldn’t be flexible enough to focus on close range objects. This starts around 40s and increasingly get worse until around 65s year old.
Another eye condition is Fuchs’ dystrophy. This is less common but also can be caused by aging and drugs. This is where the outer layer of the eye thickens leaving the eye with a cloudy look to others.
This interested me because it could show how in hindsight ,when we are older, we regret things from when we where younger. This would help me show a humans lifetime within my work as it links the young and old together.
This is a video talking about how it feels to lose vision over age, it focuses on how one made got a lot of anxiety over this.
I found this interesting, This is an artist who talks to blind people to create what they think their loved ones look like. It shows how blind people see without their eyes and its not far off the true look of the subject.
This is just a trailer but I found it interesting as it shows how blindness can effect anyone, but the full videos is a documentary on blindness.
This is an article from The Newyork Times about a person who had gone blind with age. It talks about how he has struggled with it, They also give some ways to help the blind from their view of having it.
Artist Research – using time and aging in their work…..
Marna Clarke – “Time As We Know It”
Marna Clarke is a photographer, she lives in new York. she has a project called “Time As We Know It” this is a project where she takes photos for aging. The main subject of the photos is herself and her partner.
She started the project around 5 years ago. The whole point was to document her “growing old”.
Keith Salmon is a blind artist. his work includes bright colours to make landscape pieces
These stood out to me as they still give off the look of a landscape yet he is blind. The vibrant colours and brush work really make this piece put together and creates texture.
This was a website I found that had works from blind artist, so i think i will use it for my project as well.
links to Marna Clarke…..
For this I want to start working with a sketching how I can use and manipulate the background to add more ideas with time and Egyptian religion. I am going to sketch out some ideas and then try to start adding them on. but i also might just experiment with random ideas that I don’t want to use encase they work better.
Things i want to work from:
I want to take inspiration from these because:
Me Doing My Sketches:
These are some photos of me while making the sketch page from the inspiration photos I found online. I used as many different mediums as i have assess to right now (expect paint, as I don’t have any paper that can handle paint)
At first I thought I wasn’t that keen on the style the Egyptian art but now after using different style I do quite like it. Both of the flower style caught my eye. this means I want to experiment with both and see if I can involve both.
The Final Look Of The Sketch page……
This is the final look of the sketch page. this page helped a lot, just to see how each different material would look when using it for the same thing. i do like the black and white drawings but I do feel like it defeats the point in having the blue and yellow symbolism. so I feel its best to stick with a colour approach and also I feel the coloured pencils worked best even though I still really do like the felt pens
the next thing i can do is try and add them to my works within the studio as i want to use the background to influence the position of the flowers and i cant do that by practice. so for now I am going to do what I have done here with some of my other ideas.
links to the photos:
A big part of my art is finding ways to express what I want to, but I also love looking into peoples cultures and finding out about their arts and beliefs as I find this really interesting. One that I have really loved is looking into is the Egyptian beliefs and the stories of their gods.
I have looked in to this a lot in the past and i find their belief of the after life interesting as a lot of people believe there is nothing. I am not sure what I believe, so I do like to get very involved in others thoughts as they do help me to be more open minded.
This means my art could take two different views, as I could do a persons life through time leading to nothing and then I could do a life leading to the after life.
For me to fully understand the after life I feel I need to look into the reason or beginning of the belief. For this I’m going to look deeper into the first tomb we found that shows us about what they did for the afterlife
Kha and Merit…..
Kha and merit were a husband (kha) and his wife (merit) who lives within a small village that was located between the desert and the river Nile in Egypt about 35,000 years ago. Their tomb was discovered and explored within 1906, They then moved everything within the tomb to a museum in Italy.
Within the tomb was all of their belongings from food to perfumes and more, this did also include their mummified bodies. This is the easiest form of preparing for the afterlife we have found (I think).
The belief of the afterlife was so strong that most of their life the people of this belief would make sure their hearts are not full of sin, as this would be detrimental for them in the journey through the under world.
What Happens within And Before The Afterlife…..
Egyptians loved life and they believed in life after death. For this they would have to lead good lives with no sin. They believed that the afterlife was like crossing the Nile and that living after death would be life their normal life, but only perfect. This is where they would become immortal.
To be prepared for the afterlife they would be mummified and put into a tomb. This tomb would be filled with all their belongings, for them to use within the afterlife. This could be from chairs to perfume to food and wine and a lot more.
Within the funeral all their belongings will be put into the tomb but there will also be a retiral called the “opening of the mouth” this is where a family member will use a tool to touch against the dead’s mouth. This tool is called a adze. (it was a special chisel)
Other parts of the retiral would include:
This would then prepare them for the afterlife.
Their view on dead is a temporary thing before immortality. To be able to get to the afterlife and live within the perfect immortality, they would have to take a dangerous journey through the underworld. This would involved many different tasks that the god make but the most important one is the last test “the weighting of the heart”. This is where the god Osiris tests their heart for sin.
A heavy heart is a sign of sin and that their where bad within their life, a light heart means they lead a good life. If you are found to have a heavy heart this would lead for your heart to be through to a beast.
To help a person through this journey there was a book that was made called “book of the dead” this book was full of magical spells to help someone make it to the afterlife. this book was made on papyrus
References for information…..
Painting (looking into realism and positioning (linking to book of the dead in Egypt))
Alyssa monks is am American painter who does very realist paintings normally of humans. her amazingly real artwork catches the eye to be a photograph. When painting the person she loves to use water and steam within the painting image. This has lead to a lot of her art being people bathing or in baths and showers.
these are some of her works. I really like these are the colours she uses are not too bright and are very natural. One thin that Alyssa monks aims for is the idea of you being able to put yourself in the persons position. I don’t think I can relate to the second and third image, but I do find it hard to look at the first image as the water being in his eyes makes me feel weird as I know I hate that feeling. so I cant look at the image in a combatable way.
I want to use the idea of realism painting within both my abstract and a new idea I have had. i want to have a painting of both a water lily skull and person on my abstract paintings I want to see how each one looks and works with the abstract so I’m going to do a lot of abstract backgrounds.
I also want to do a more refined piece where I want to do the idea of generations a lot more and have a realistic paintings of different generations. I do also want to some how involve a water lilly into thiese as well.
Both of these ideas need to have a lot more work put towards them as they are not ready so I want to focus on experimenting with these a lot more. So from here I am going to so two post on me developing both ideas and what I want to get out of them.
Contextual and Professional studies
For this task I need to find a gallery to research and then write about, this needs to be a fairly well known gallery. So I’m going to the the Yorkshire Sculptor Park.
Yorkshire Sculptor Park…..
The sculptor park is in Yorkshire(This is in west Bretton near Wakefield) and is a massive park of 500-acre with over 650 sculptors and basically all of them are for sale. They showcase the works and this helps them be brought,so evetime you go see it there will be changed and new art rotating all the time.
Some Images Of The Sculptors…..
What Type Of Galleries Are They…..
This Gallery is an outside park, full of sculptors form a range of different artist. This makes the park very different as you can walk around the art and in a sense become part of it as well. This also allows you to apricate the work a lot more due to the pure size and details of each work.
When Was the Park Set Up…..
The sculptor park was established within 1977. The founder of the park is Peter Murray. He studied in both art and teaching. He has loads of his own art within other galleries, as he mainly works within 2D.
Who Is The Main Curator And Exhibitions That They Organised…..
Peter Murray is also the main curator and has put on many exhibitions there, these are some of the key ones;
and a lot more.
They have also won a South Bank Show Award for Visual Arts as well
What Are Some Of There Exhibitions…..
One of the biggest Exhibitions is of Henry Moore as this is one of the biggest collection of bronze work that is outside. All the Exhibitions are outside, In a open air galley. This gives it a some what unique look and feel to it.
as well as a lot of other artist works and sculptures, this park also includes a deer park so had a lot of attention for that too.
What Reviews Have They Had…..
A lot of small artists and bloggers have reviews the park and wrote up about it (as this is how I have found out some of the information). There is also really good views on trips adviser and other website like Facebook.
I cant find any newspaper articles on it or any tv shows or reviews on it. So I would say it doesn’t have any major worldwide reviews or articles on it but does have smaller publishes on it.
I was planning to go to the part but as we have just be put into lockdown i have decided to wait till next year (2021).
Image Reference Links…..
Contextual and professional studies
This is the second part if the CPS task to analyse two art works form artists.
Andres Serrano Piss Christ 1987
This piece is bright and is made from primary colours. The tone spans from light to dark. From this photo I cant really tell the size of the actual statue but it seems as though the materials are a small crucifix submerged within amber or urine. these two materials really stand out. ( found out the photo is 150 by 100 cm.)
This piece is mix media and then photographed, so would be on paper or photopaper, this means it was probably curated within the gallery, to me the context behind it is to bring down Jesus/disrespect him.
He was inspired by his Roman Catholic upbringing and what we though about crist, but also looking into liquids. This lead him to make the sires to show how Jesus was one of us, And that all the liquids he used within the sires would come out of Jesus when he was on the cross.
The context behind the art makes me think of The Renaissance. But the materials remind me of Damin hurst and how he has animals suspended in formaldehyde.
some works from Damian Hurst
A videos on what the renaissance is and about.
‘blood cross’ and ‘milk and blood’ from Andres serrano also within the series
This photograph was taken in 1987and also was a winning piece within the Southeastern Center For Contemporary Arts Award.
He has had quite a lot of interviews. this includes The Gradian and the interview magazine but also with Vice and other smaller companies.
article from the guardian talking about how someone destroyed his work due to hate.
This is a YouTube videos of Andres talking about piss crist and how he got into his art.
This is an interview by HuffPost i took the question about piss crist.
Contextual and professional studies
For this task I have to analyse two piece of artwork given to us. So I picked two of them and now I’m going to answer some questions about them to analyse them.
Chapman Brothers Ginantic 2000
This is a dull piece with quite natural colours, it is both abstract and realistic due to the drawings on the etchings. The over all tone of the work is more dark as its mainly shading, this is because it is an etching, ink will have been used. An etching is normally on is paper but not to sure about this piece.
A video I found on how etchings are made.
I think if anything the piece was curated, within the piece you can see animal drawings. I don’t think they are etchings. I feel this piece is showing a defacing of the real etching in the back.
This could fit into the idea of Dadaism , because it is going against logical art/ what most people think. This would place it within the early 20th century. An influence on their work is Francisco De Goya’s etchings not good enough for its meaning. This is also the context behind the piece, Francisco was a “genius” of art, so it was shocking to “deface” it.
short video of how they changed the original etchings and some figured they also made.
The work was made within 2003 as part of a series called “insult to injury”.
Loads of people have written about them, due to the work being offensive. This does also include The Guardian. But Mainly smaller companies/news sources like the Interview Magazine. These are some examples.
Article from network times, about insult to injury, and talks about the brothers reason for the art but also the original etchings.
From The Guardian talking about insult to injury
From Tate talking about insult to injury from the begins with statues of Nazis to the etchings.
In 2003 the brothers where nominated for the turner award but they didn’t win it. During the mid- 1990s they where involved within the YBA (young British artist)in both the brilliant and sensation exhibitions.
Some more images from insult to injury.
Painting (Jackson pollock experimenting)
For this I want to look both into colour and how we use it to express ourselves, and also start working on ideas I have with this and how I could do them and present them.
This is a mind map I made to show what each colour means both within emotions and also within cancer. I decided to add cancer into this as I am really interested in it( I knew that basically every colours has a connection into caner). I don’t know if I’m going to use the idea of cancer but I do want to look into it for the idea of physical health over time.
I did find doing this mind map interesting as, it showed how even thought colours can be very different they can also mean the same thing. (e.g. brown and blue can both be seen as loneliness even thought I would never see that in blue).
From this I am going to make lots of different abstract drip works to be able to express different emotions using the mind map, I have just made and then ill use this to see what I like. The last painting I am going to do with be involving loads of different emotions all in one to see how they work all together. I am going to do:
For this I’m am going to do a painting on 7 different A4 sheets to create each emotion ( I will be using my mind map of colours to create each piece). Then I am going to look what I like about them and what I don’t.
I am going to lay a sheet in A4 paper into a box and then poor watered down acrylic onto the paper. Then move the box around to add different textures and effects. ill partly dry it with a hair drier and then move it out to dry more.
Photos of making the pieces…..
My A4 Abstract Art Works For The Experiments…..
These are the final out comes that I have made. I am going to look into the colours and what I like, but I will also look into if I think it conveys the meaning it is ament to and if not what I could do to help that.
Calm (Brown And Green)…..
like: I actually really like this one. I did not think I would due to the colours but I love the way the move together. This was from having the paint really watered down and then tipping the whole box. This meant I had control over the direction of the paint but not over the pattern it would make.
Meaning: This piece is ament to be calming and in a weird way this does make me more calm, as it remind me about nature and being outside. This is a peaceful place for me. I can also see how the colours mixed might not be calming.
Loneliness ( Blues)…..
Like: I really love the patterns on this piece and how they look more water like. I think the colours work very well together and move around each other.
Meaning: the meaning behind these colours is ament to be loneliness and in a way I understand how it can show loneliness but I feel that to make it better I could have made it more simple so it would be more lonely. I feel how busy and the amount of movement within it takes away from the meaning of loneliness
Tranquillity(Brown, Orange and green)…..
like: I am not keen on this one as I feel like the colours are a very weird mix, and I don’t really like the patterns as you can see where I started to move it. This did teach me to use the side of the brush to push and drag the paint around, instead of the end of it to make scratches.
Meaning: I do not think this conveys the idea of being tranquil . I feel if anything it just makes me confessed as the brown colour throws me off and I don’t think this would make people have the thoughts of down to earth and calming feelings. I defiantly don’t think I would use these colours in this way but I do feel I could change it and make it look better with other colours added to it.
like: This really shows how I have used the said of the paintbrush to move the paint around. I feel you can see the anger through these movements and how the red in the background can be shows as normal anger and then the black I have moved on top is the anger that explodes. I feel this shows it very well.
Meaning: I think this piece really shows anger very well, I really love this piece and how I have used the black to show the explosive anger that we show unlike the underlaying anger we can hide (the red)
Nothingness (black and grey and white)…..
like: I really like this piece from both the colours and the marks behind it. i feel with this one I was a lot more expressive and experimental with using the paintbrush to make patterns.
meaning: the point of this painting is to express nothingness. I feel this does have this meaning but also I do feel it doesn’t as there is a lot going on in this piece. i feel it conveys more of being sad. I would not change it thought as i do also think it conveys nothingness,
Joy (Orange And Yellow)…..
like: I don’t like this one as I feel its two simple and for it I could have used the colours a lot more to convey its idea. I defiantly think I could have played more with yellow and making it a lot more happy by having a lot more yellow or a yellow base to make it a much brighter work
Meaning: joy is the meaning behind these colours, I defiantly think I could have used the colours a lot more to show this. I could have use a lot more orange then I have yellow and I feel thing makes the piece a lot more darker than what it should be showing. I think if I had sued a lot more yellow and had a yellow base with orange mixed in then it would be a lot better to the meaning.
down to earth, love, loneliness and nothingness (pink, grey, black, green and blue)…..
like: I think I don’t like this one because for me it is way to messy and I don’t like the colours together. this is just a personal opinion of mine though I do like how some of the colours have made patterns though. i really like the dots of yellow within the green.
meaning: This was ament to show how someone can fill loads of different emotions at once. This piece does have the look of being confusing and a little bit overwhelming with the amount of different colours and this is good as it shows how that person can feel overwhelmed. so for me I like the meaning ad how it shows it but I don’t like the colours put together.
Next Steps: I am going to do some big scales experiments in the studio with all colours and emotions I feel that day.