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Vito Acconci
Saturday June 19th 2010, 5:10 pm
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Age: 70

Hometown: Brooklyn

Specialties: Architect, landscape architect, performance and installation artist

Found love for art: When his father took him to museums and operas as a child

Website: Interested me, no portraying information other than views/slides of his artwork. His works seem dreary, and surpass a melancholy tone

My favorite piece: Interior of United Bamboo Store

Why: This not only touches the fashion world, but it brings the design elements to a store selling clothes,  in which Acconci tried to create the interiors to resemble the clothing it sells. The mediums used were similar to projection pvc material. The store architecture was created to sell the clothing, and for the store to be touched itself.

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Final Progress
Wednesday June 16th 2010, 12:07 pm
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Stephen Vitiello
Sunday June 13th 2010, 2:30 pm
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Not only is Vitiello a visual artist, but he is a sound artist as well. His main focus was the World Trade Center project called World Views that  he took upon. He recorded sounds from the 91st floor using his own home built microphones which he then incorporated the sound exhibitions into his work.  He is a very interesting man and I think it is fascinating that he focuses on the little sounds that you never pay attention to, until he actually brings them to your attention.

“I also like when things are happening that I don’t know why they are happening.”

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Paul Pfeiffer
Sunday June 13th 2010, 2:20 pm
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A native of Hawaii, Pfeiffer is a video artist, who so called “builds relationships with his material” that he works with. Pfeiffer uses pop culture to assimilate with the going 21st century. His work is said to explore race, religion, commerce, art and philosophy. Finding his video work came across as difficult to me. I am upset about this because I am actually very curious as to what his final video pieces look like. He said it takes months just to finish 2 minutes of his final product sometimes. I give him so much credit for this because I have trouble staying focused on a piece of work for more than a week!

These are two images I found to catch my eye the most. Clearly they are greatly edited, and the second one is a video. The colors in the airplane one as astounding, and the symmetry is what drew my eye in the most.

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Wednesday June 09th 2010, 7:30 pm
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time stops

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Bill Viola
Saturday June 05th 2010, 2:51 pm
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Bill Viola is known as one of the leading artists worldwide. According to his biography, for the past 35 years “he has created videotapes, architectural video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances, flat panel video pieces, and works for television broadcast.” Using his talent for music, he combines them with video images and still images, creating one form of his works of art.

His video works are displayed in museums, galleries and cinemas worldwide. The one below, Acceptance, is the one that interested me the most.

Not only does his artwork get published and public attention, but his pieces of writing do as well. They are translated in different languages to accommodate different cultures.

I found this video on youtube interesting. It suggests the whole “water idea” behind his work, that explains that he fell off a boat when he was younger. I don’t quite understand it completely, but it brings upon many ideas to be on the quiet, intense video art created with water.

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Matthew Ritchie
Saturday June 05th 2010, 11:31 am
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Paintings, wall drawings, light boxes, sculpture and projections are Ritchies specialities. Time listed Ritchie in the top 100 innovators for the new millennium. His work was said to be “the unthinkable or not yet thought” of designs are truly a statement to think about when looking at his work. Not only is his website fabulous, and the easy to use website ALSO gives a biography of Ritchie which I found extremely helpful.

My favorite piece after looking through his work is called “It stands decided”. It seems busy, and engaging, and I love it. After looking at this piece, I wondered how long it took to complete, and how he thought of the design. Did he base it off something? Is it a replica of something? And more importantly, how did he come up with the title?

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Jeff Baij
Saturday June 05th 2010, 1:35 am
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Clearly, Jeff Baij likes to keep things about himself MIA. So, instead of focusing on his types of art, his perspectives, and his mediums, I am going to focus on the things I liked and enjoyed on Baij’s art.

This piece of work cracked me up. I have no idea what it means, for him to say “I’ve got good news! The gum you like is going to come back in style.” but I find it hilarious and whimsical for him to reverse the words and create it into art. I remember when I used to do things like this as a kid while playing around on the computer in Kid Pix.

This was my favorite thing to play with on his website. It was relaxing, and fun to see which sounds combined together created what.

I feel like this shows one of Baij’s interests. Hockey, which seems totally un-art related, he created into art. The different angles are amazing and the video edits. I really like the colors and think the vibrance of the red works perfectly in the three frames.

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Robin Rhodes
Monday May 31st 2010, 7:57 pm
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From South Africa, Rhodes is a charcoal, chalk and paint artist, who first started out by creating performances in relation to his drawings and everyday life interactions. “Performance, happening, drawing, film and photography” blended together, and art now his present day art forms which he creates int photography art forms and digital sequences. Graffiti and sport influenced his generation, which he incorporated into his artwork.

The man interacting with the bike is my favorite piece of work. It leads the viewer to figure out if they believe what the man is doing with the bike.. stealing, riding, moving or pushing it. I also was extremely caught up on the picture with the man played basketball. Rhodes brings those who look at his art into his head. We are forced to look and break down all the layers and devote our time to what portion interests us. I really enjoyed looking at Robin Rhodes work.

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Pipilotti Rist
Monday May 31st 2010, 12:31 am
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A well known video artist who is nicknamed Pipilotti, after Pipi Longstocking, she currently lives and works in Zurich and Los Angeles.  Her work is thought to be sensual and relaxing, and ideas are generally related to gender, sexuality and the human body. “I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much” is the video that caught my eye the most. I absolutely despised it, and without meaning to look down upon her work, I found it to be extremely creepy, and thought it resembled a horror films commercial preview. The one portion of this video I liked was that it was simplistic, and the color tone was cool and calming, to a sense if the sound was off.

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