Inside the blender

Reality is…
Not a succession of moments attached to one another like the wagons of a train, it is more like a blender in which thoughts and experiences, feelings and memories are thrown in. Some of them stick to the bottom, lots of them get mixed and transformed while a lot of stuff is thrown out just to make enough room for new things arriving.

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Anthony Caro

He was an English Abstract Expressionist sculptor.

My interest:

I really like the way he changed the way sculptures are viewed, not over a counter or a pedestal, but from the flor, as if they are an active part of your surroundings, I’m also interested in the way he constructs the narrative, it is like you can approach the piece from different angles, there is no main feature, it is more like you are entering an experience.

Work of art that I find interesting:

Early One Morning 1962 Sir Anthony Caro born 1924 Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1965 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00805
Early One Morning 1962 Sir Anthony Caro born 1924 Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1965 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00805
Yellow Swing 1965 Sir Anthony Caro 1924-2013 Purchased 1965 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00799
Yellow Swing 1965 Sir Anthony Caro 1924-2013 Purchased 1965 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00799
Emma Dipper 1977 Sir Anthony Caro born 1924 Presented by the artist 1982 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T03455
Emma Dipper 1977 Sir Anthony Caro born 1924 Presented by the artist 1982 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T03455

References:

http://www.tate.org.uk

The pervert’s guide to cinema

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My interest:

It was really great to discover a new approach in the discussion about reality and fiction, Also the ways movies can help us understand reality and also create it.

Ideas to explore:

  • Humans need fantasy to be able to deal with reality.
  • A lot of directors play with what you think you know.
  • You can think about virtual reality as a place where you are able to be somebody else, but maybe it is the opposite, virtual reality is the place in witch you can be the real version of you because you don’t have the restrains of the real world (society, culture, law).

This film has inspired me keep my research on this topic through the exploration of movies from great directors, this is the first List:

  • Blue Velvet: By David Linch
  • Lost Highway: By David Lynch
  • Mulholland Drive: By David Lynch
  • Stalker: By Andrey Tarkovsky

Richard Smith

He is an English painter and printmaker with early influences from advertising, he is an abstract artist also interested in film and photography.

My interest:

I was surprised when I saw his piece “Piano”, the projection of painting in a 3D structure.

Work of art that I find interesting:

Piano 1963 Richard Smith born 1931 Purchased 1975 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T02003
Piano 1963 Richard Smith born 1931 Purchased 1975 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T02003
Gift Wrap 1963 Richard Smith born 1931 Purchased 1975 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T02004
Gift Wrap 1963 Richard Smith born 1931 Purchased 1975 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T02004

References:

http://www.tate.org.uk

Howard Hodgkin

He is a British abstract painter although he describes him self as an abstract figurative painter, critics thin of him as an abstract poet.

My interest:

I am interested on his work because he tries to represent complex situations using figurative elements in a non explicit way. The titles are an active part of the work of art.

Work of art that I find interesting:

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Mr and Mrs E.J.P.
1972 – 1973
35 ½ x 48″, 90.5 x 122cm
Painting
Oil on wood
http://www.howard-hodgkin.com

Howard-Hodking2

Tea
1977 – 1980
16 ¾ x 44″, 42.5 x 111.7cm
Painting
Oil on wood
http://www.howard-hodgkin.com

Howard-Hodking3

Lovers
1984 – 1992
67 ½ x 72 ⅞”, 171.5 x 185.4cm
Painting
Oil on wood
http://www.howard-hodgkin.com

References:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A2Fk4xnXI0
http://www.howard-hodgkin.com/

 

Peter Lanyon

He was a British painter and sculptor, he had interest in abstract expressionism, he was really influenced by Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo. He described some of his later works as ‘experiments in space to establish the illusion and the content of space in painting’

My interest:

I really like the possibility of approaching a painting from different angles, it changes the way one can “read” the piece of art, Also the concept of an hybrid between painting and sculpture.

Work of art that I find interesting:

Construction for 'Lost Mine' 1959 Peter Lanyon 1918-1964 Purchased 1993 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T06739
Construction for ‘Lost Mine’ 1959 Peter Lanyon 1918-1964 Purchased 1993 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T06739

Construction 1947 Peter Lanyon 1918-1964 Purchased 1971 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T01496

Construction 1947 Peter Lanyon 1918-1964 Purchased 1971 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T01496

References:
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/peter-lanyon-1467

Wondering arround uncertainty

Today we discussed the main topics of my project, I have to work on the title although I’ll probably get it right when I define the other components of my project.

We had also a good talk about the main theme of my proposal, Jonathan gave me a great advise about my different interest, one way for describing is thinking about a recipe in witch every interest can be a different ingredient, I just have to be careful not to ad to much Neuroscience on it.

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We did also talk about my work, my interest on complex reality representation through the use of space and why is important to work through series.

It is clear to me that I have to check references of other artists, Jonathan suggested me to take a look at the writings of James Elkins and he also thought it is a good idea to check the work of Peter Lanyon and Richard Smith.

Next steps…

  • Keep working on the project.
  • Check artist references.
  • Keep on exploring digital and physical 3D representation.

Current work: Digitalization – Materialization Cycle

Right now I center my attention on the boundary between physical and Digital worlds, my latest work illustrates a cycle of digitalization – materialization, for this, I use a triad of elements: digital photography, computer software and oil painting.

This is the first sketch model I did for this series of paintings over 3D paper structure:

And this is the final work:

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