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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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Cory Arcangel
Tuesday May 25th 2010, 12:14 am
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Cory Arcangel is a digital artist, he uses digital technology such as computer art and multimedia art as his forms of medium. Finding information beyond Arcangels tweaks to Nintendo game system cartridges and photoshop digital media was difficult. His perspective of his art created leads viewers to choose their own way to perceive the images.

I actually really enjoy looking at these ‘photoshops’. My favorite is the middle. It reminds me of a beach scene, and its simplicity is what attracts my eye. I can’t find a bigger version of this which is disappointing. This leads to another observation, I find it hard to locate Arcangels work. I feel like that is strange, considering it is all approached through media formats.

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Jenny Holzer
Friday May 21st 2010, 3:24 pm
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American Conceptual Artist: Art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns.

Jenny Holzer, originally an abstract artist, moved to New York where she began to use text as a form of art instead. She “projects” words, some hers, and some others, of inspiration of words and ideas into public spaces, and proceeds to photograph them. After sifting through several of her pages, I couldn’t figure out the meaning behind all of the words, as some may have a philosophical standpoint. One I came across, that I could greatly relate to was the one below. I think that the way her images turn out, with such contrast, are what makes them so strikingly interesting to look at. I can only imagine if I were walking through the streets of Singapore and I saw “TRUE FREEDOM IS FRIGHTFUL” how interested I would become, and want to learn more and see more.

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Thursday May 20th 2010, 2:46 pm
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Jeffrey Wolin
Tuesday May 18th 2010, 11:42 pm
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Narrative photography is what Jeffrey Wolin has recently specialized in. He incorporates words, stories, poems, summaries, and so on about the individual and or group of individuals in the taken photograph. He often takes photos of the distraught, people who have suffered through a difficult time yet managed to life.

I find Wolin’s work very inspiring and touching. His pictures truly do say a thousand words, and creates them with true meaning and stories.

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Arthur Liou
Tuesday May 18th 2010, 11:28 pm
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Arthur Liou, an immigrant from China came to the United States in 1994, is a photographer who has background with the Chinese military as a “video-ographer”.

Lious most recent works, “Blood Work”, “CBC”, and “Blasts” came from inspiration from his daughter who was diagnosed with Leukemia as a 2 year old. This piece of work is a video and audio installation. The video is not scientific at all, and in fact, are repetitive images of his daughter and the bottoms of her feet, symbolically representing the fading that the cancer has taken on her life.

Liou’s response when asked to speak of how his daughters Leukemia and its effect it has taken on his art, he responds, “At one point it was an escape for me,” Liou says of Blood Work. “But it was a weird escape, because you get closer to reality than you think. Sometimes it is relieving when you focus on art ideas and the difficult things you have to work with. You make progress. . . .”

This is inspiring to me, as I look and read about his works and see the strength Liou has to have in order to be so called “creative” about his daughters struggle.

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Mark Klett
Tuesday May 18th 2010, 9:44 pm
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Mark Klett, a photographer from New York, is currently working on “rephotography”, which is the ‘”the act of repeat photography of the same site, with a time lag between the two images; a “then and now” view of a particular area.”‘

I fell in love with Kletts photography. My one of many favorites is the “Lake Tenya panorama”. According to the citation, it says that Klett worked with Byron Wolfe. I really appreciate the nature aspect that Klett captures. Considering the photographs are taken at different times, different season, and maybe even with different cameras, they show all aspects how nature coheres.

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Matt Siber
Tuesday May 18th 2010, 9:12 pm
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Who seemed to be the artist (of these 3) to “take the most digital approach”, Matt Siber was my favorite to research. I love advertisement, and billboards, posters, magazines with advertisements, etc. are all major eye catchers to me.

“The Untitled Project” was the most interesting to me. It is so true that the power of visuals have such a great effect on our society. We rely on colorful proposals that we constantly see for our public brands, that with just seeing those colors and/or a specific font, we can instantly name the item being advertised. For example, I can always spot out Target commercials before they announce that the company advertising is actually Target. The use of the red bulls eye is incorporated, and multiple replica items, such as 20 “Tide to Go pens” are displayed constantly through the screen.

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Ian Whitmore
Tuesday May 18th 2010, 8:59 pm
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A native of Chicago, Ian Whitmore is a photographer who focuses on setting and composition as key components when producing his art. He has three current projects, titled “Nowhere”, “Channels”, and “Onomasticon”. From his collection of “Nowhere” the photograph I found most interesting was the one below. I chose this because of the peculiarlity  in it. Throughout his entire collection, there are all pictures of shrubs, bushes and plants. In this one, its trees. However, you don’t first see them. I took this as an “I Spy” perspective. Looking through the glass the reflection of the trees shows.

I didn’t really like Whitmores work, as I found it boring and plain. The colors weren’t appealing to me, and I had a hard time even choosing a “favorite” to focus on.

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