Artist Post #3 Sonya Rapoport
Sonya Rappoport is an American Digital and conceptual artist who was born on October 6, 1923 in Boston Massachusetts. Rappoport chose to attend Massachusetts College of Art. She attended for two years until she branched out to Columbia to study Philosophy. Throughout her art career, Rapport went through several transitions and her art varied significantly. In the late 1940's, Rappoport focused on drawing the human body in an abstracted form. After this in the 1950's, her work shifted to abstract expressionism. From here, Rappoport went into experimenting with charts to form pictorial shapes. After that, Rapport experimented with using computer characters as ways to produce images.
In Rappoports work I find it very interesting how she always tries to use different techniques in order to produce different images in different ways. Also, what originally drove me to her work was her use of computer characters in her artwork. I thought this was very unique especially because of her age. It really shows how creative she is that she is willing to try all sorts of different artistic methods in order to do different kinds of work. Lastly, I really liked how she evolved her artwork from period to period and throughout her life. She was constantly exploring new possible ways to create unique pieces.
When viewing Rapoports work as though her strengths are also her weakness's. Because she is always evolving, its hard for her to truly master one type of art. Also, its hard for people to be able to put a signature identity on her art pieces. Although i do find her different art pieces interesting and refreshing. I think it would have been nice for her to have found her signature design. Better yet, she could have some how taken her different ideas and pulled them together.