Sunday, May 10, 2015

Art Event #1

Art Event #1

Last week I ended up going around to watch the Upper level digital Media class present their Digital artworks by projecting them onto different surfaces through out the campus. I could this to be a pretty cool and interesting idea for show casing the artwork that they had done throughout the semester in a way that shows how digital media can be integrated in so many different ways. Also, I found this to be a great alternative to the usual displaying of art solely in the inside on monty.

This project was one that i found particularly interesting because it combined digital media with a physical surface in a way that would normally be permanent. The projection made it seems though the bricks were being spray painted by actively painting onto the brick in a steady video like way. Its a really interesting concept that shows how art can be projected onto a surface without it becoming permanent. Lastly, the really cool concept was that you were able to actively see the art come to life.

The next art project that i stopped at was a video of a figure dancing. This one was pretty cool in the way that they were able to animate the image of the person dancing an then loop it through. I find it super impressive that they were able to accomplish this in such a visual smooth way and so the video if always looking so fluid.

Overall, i found this art exibition to be very cool due to the interesting concept of projecting digital art onto natural surfaces. It also impressed me just how well some of the groups were able to combined natural surfaces with digital art. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Artist post #5 Oliver Wasow

Oliver Wasow is an American artist who currently lives in New York. He currently teaches Digital Imaging and Photo Critic at a number of schools including The Bard College and The School of Visual Arts. He uses photography as his medium of art in which he takes photographs of various sceneries and then manipulates them digitally to form a unique, surreal visual landscape. My personal reason for liking his art so much is his ability to blend ordinary images he's taken photos of with images he has created digitally to form an image depicting what seems to be of a fantasy world in a way. This is where his art work really gets interesting. He leaves it up to the observer to interpret and dissect for himself what is happening or what has happened in his images.

Above is one of my favorite art works by him. The picture blends together a fruturistic looking building being built along side an open area of a mountain valley. This goes well with he normal themes for his work because he is incorporating different ideas into a picture he has already taken in order to create a whole knew scene in which the viewer is able to imagine what is going on. One reason why i am so drawn to his art work is because their is so much going on and yet everything kind of flows together some how in unison. If a you scan across the image you will run into so many subtle details such as the snake, the cranes, the fields, and even the tornados in the distance. All these details come together in order to make it a great viewing experience for the viewer. I find it very hard to critique his artwork because everything i think I could say to improve his artwork turns out to be details in which make his artwork so unique and appealing. For instance the way the futuristic city doesn't quite match the back ground. Because of this, it really stands out from the rest of the image bu ti believe this is exactly the look that he was going for. Over all i really enjoy Olivers work and all the small details he includes.

Overall, I find Oliver's work to be both fun and fascinating at the same time. To me, his work is some of the most entertaining pieces I have come across and really admire his attention to detail. It seems the more and more I look at his paintings the more details I find and that enhances the overall narrative that i have in my head. Oliver fully embraces the benefits of using computers to manipulate other artistic mediums in a way that really adds to the images and in ways that could not be accomplished by traditional forms of media.  If i could add one piece of constructive criticism i would say to try and adventure a little more into the non-realistic part of his pieces. As much as his art feels surreal everything in his work is possible.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Identify Yourself Reading

Identify Yourself Reading Response

After reading through the article, I decided to write about the rapid changes in art since the dawn of computers. She started out by saying that she still remembers having to slave over an easel for an extended amount of time until her arms were shaking. Also, she noted that she wouldn't consider herself a very skilled painter. But, with the dawn of computers, one doesn't need to be skilled at painting in order to make art. Anyone can learn to use photo shop in order to create images or edit photos. I think this is one of the big changes in art since computers. The fact that you no longer have to be physically talented. There have been so many new mediums of art introduced that many people can now find their specific niche that they fit into and excel at.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Vector Artist Post

Cristiano Siqueira 

Cristiano Siqueira is a Vector artist who uses Adobe Illustartor to create his artwork. Cristiano has been working professionally since 2005 and has been featured in many magazines and also has worked for clients such as ESPN, Under Armour, UFC, and Nike. Cristiano started out his career as a graphic designer who often did projects for books, cd covers, magazines, and posters. In 2011, Cristiano won his first major award which was a Clio award for public service in Print media.

The pieces I chose above were from a series of vector images that he did for Nike that were to be placed on t-shirts. These really stuck out to me because normally when I would see these on a t-shirt and not actually think that there is an artist that create these images. It gives me a much better appreciation now for when I see designs on shirts now that i know what has gone into making them. Also, I thought it was very cool and interesting that Nike will higher vector artist and pay them to do t-shirt designs.

Cristiano's artwork is very interesting in the sense that he creates these images from lines and points. Before learning about vector images and Adobe illustrator I would have never been able to fully appreciate what goes into creating these images. For example in the image above, Cristiano had to individual map out his lines and use color filling to be able to create an image of two well known celebrities. In order for us to be able to figure out who they were without him telling us requires tremendous skill on his part. Overall, I found Cristiano's work to be interesting a very cool. Especially after I was able to see how many well known companies he has worked for.