Evolution of Ideas: Final Project

Furthering development from last week’s iterations, my project has evolved after deliberation from classmates and brainstorming of ideas. I’m excited by the inputs that I received through collaboration as it enabled me to articulate my thoughts more clearly – as well as workshop the purpose of my work. Drawing on the notion of “abstraction intoContinue reading “Evolution of Ideas: Final Project”

The Art of Saying Nothing

Mel Bochner’s text based artworks have intrigued me from the beginning of this subject. His thesaurus painting collections consist of lines of synonyms, or repetitions of the same word in often bold, vibrant colours. I find their graphic, geometric and structural nature very appealing. So simple in their nature, yet very visually captivating, and alsoContinue reading “The Art of Saying Nothing”

Abstraction in Action

This week in class we explored the notion of abstracting an idea from a photograph into instructions for recreating the same aesthetic. What I found particularly interesting about this activity was the way that different people interpreted contrasting aspects of the same photo – which when taken over a sequence produced a unique emerging visual.Continue reading “Abstraction in Action”

‘Rubble’ in Paradise

//Concept// The works of Georg Nees have, from the beginning of this subject, been a source of inspiration due to their straight-edged, geometric and mathematical design. Conceptual artist Sol Lewitt famously described, with regard to instructional art, for the product of the artist to be “mentally interesting, yet emotionally dry”. I believe Nees’ computer generatedContinue reading “‘Rubble’ in Paradise”

Step-by-Step

The instructional artworks created for my project are inspired greatly by the works of Natalie Ratcliffe, who’s work “combines traditional printmaking techniques with contemporary practices such as computer-aided design” (‘Harmony Circus’, 2015). The featured artwork: Woodland Wall Panel was very appealing due to it’s highly texturised nature and collage-like aesthetic. When I was given the taskContinue reading “Step-by-Step”