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#1 Painting (General) » Mark Grotjahn - abstract painter » 2006-09-01 13:06:35

bartlinka
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I recently read an article on abstraction and the overuse of symmetry and how it often takes over the entire composition. I can see how this would be a problem, however there are artists out there who can manipulate this to their advantage.  If you look at works by Mark Grotjahn for instance, you can see that the artists uses symmetrical lines to create an illusionary world. I consider his work to be abstract. Drawing influence from both modernist abstraction and pop culture, Mark Grotjahn?s paintings are intimate seductions of symmentrical lines, ususally from a central perspective point. By the use of straight lines, the artists  creates sleek 3-d forms that dissolve into infinity, giving an effect of physical solidity. You can view his works here (paste into browser)  http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artist … otjahn.htm

#2 General Discussion » Ryan Ginness - graphic design » 2006-08-29 19:55:57

bartlinka
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I would like to debate the line that separates graphic design from fine art?  Is there such a line?


A found an example study of Ryan McGinness. The artist left his graphic design profession a bit frustrated by the hindrance of an company and various design compromises.  He abandoded his profession to become a fine art graphic artist.  Now he is quite successful graphic artist. 


See his works here: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artist … inness.htm

 

I agree that his works can be displayed and hung on the wall and all, but so can the works of many graphic designers that I know, yet they're not considered artists. So...

#3 General Discussion » Mark Bradford vs Elliott Hundley - collages » 2006-08-26 23:17:44

bartlinka
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Examine Mark Bradford?s work, a collage artist from LA.  The artist incorporates elements from his daily life into his pieces; remnants of found posters and billboards, logos, etc. Bradford is a   self-described "beauty operator".

see his works here

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artist … adford.htm


Contrast his works to collages by Elliott Hundley. This artist uses everything that falls into his hands to make expressive worlds of "funny chaos", as I like to call them. 

see his works here

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artist … undley.htm



Even though both artists do collages their technique and use of material is quite different.

#4 Photography (General) » Florian Maier Aichen » 2006-08-22 13:59:10

bartlinka
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I love the works of Florian Maier-Aichen. Experimenting with traditional and digital photography, Maier-Aichen invites the viewers to contemplate our perception of what is real and what we believe to be real. The artist creates a world where fact and fiction exist together and constructs a reality that makes us question what is right before our eyes.  See his works on the Saatchi site:

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artist … aichen.htm

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