This piece of work was set by Eve, our theory teacher. After practicing making sketch models in the lesson and learning how to reproduce, interpret, and further respond to images, we were asked to produce 6 different models and further present them on a piece of A3 card. We could gain inspiration for our models off anything, i.e. Paintings, graffiti, videos etc. After much research and consideration i decided to base my models on artists:
- Augustine Kofie
- Robert Delauney
- Nicholas Hlobo
- Andy Warhol
- From over-to-sub-exposure: The Anamesis of Les Immateriaux
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist from the 1900’s. Kandinsky is famous for his abstract work and is credited with painting one of the first abstract works. Kandinsky was also a professor at the well known historic Bauhaus School of Art and Architecture in 1922 until it was closed down by its own leadership due to pressure off the Nazi-led government, whom claimed that the Bauhaus was ‘a centre of communist intellectualism.’ Bauhaus was a monumental art school and should be well known to all designers, Bauhaus is a study which i will continue to speak about later on in my blog.
circles in a circle… geometric forms and subtle color harmonies combine to make an effervescent, abstract composition.
Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul – Wassily Kandinsky
Augustine Kofie is an LA born artist and also a member of the LA Graffiti community. Kofie displays many of his interests within his work, including: architectural templates, deconstructed lettering, vintage collage paper, contemporary music, and 1960’s-70′s iconography
Kofies’ abstract work is inspired by modern architecture and the form and shape of deconstructed typography. He unifies opposing and contradictory dynamics within his work with the juxtaposition of futuristic compositions against vintage ‘earth-toned’ palettes and collaged graphics. Kofies’ constant use of line work, typography and layering has now been classed ‘Vintage Futurism.’
My work and I are in constant progression. Evolution is mandatory. There is no seam that defines a beginning or ending to who I am and what I wish to produce.. – Augustine Kofie
If you want to look at more inspirational work by the artist then have a look at Futurism By Augustine Kofie and learn more about his inspiration, techniques, and other similar artists he works alongside.
Robert Delauney, my third inspirational artist, was a French painter born in Paris; much of his work was influenced by Neo-impressionism 1906-7. His painting technique is very abstract, incorporating aesthetics of discs, circular forms and colour rhythms, dubbed as ‘Orphism‘ in Paris by Guillaume Apollinaire, an offshoot of cubism.
…But what is of great importance to me is observation of the movement of colors. – Robert Delauney
Nicholas Hlobo is a fine arts artist born in 1975, Cape town, Africa. Hlobo creates works on paper, sculptures, installations and performances using materials such as ribbon, rubber, leather, and wood. He explores the symbolic meanings of these objects which helps him interject them within his work. Much of his work delves into issues of sexuality, gender and class, something very important to him having a South African heritage.
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Andy Warhol was an American artist, a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art. Much of his work analyzes the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement which flourished by the 1960’s. An extensive archive of his art work is held in the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Warhol uses a wide range of media, including hand drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film and music. Warhol is another artist i have grown very fond of over the years, and was also much of my inspiration during my College photography studies.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have. – Andy Warhol
To find more inspiration on how other artists incorporate diptych in to their work click here!
From Over-to-sub-exposure: The Anamnesis of Les Immateriaux
These isn’t too much i can really say about this piece of art inspiration, as it isn’t a piece of art with an name or meaning. I simply got the inspiration for my final model from an issue i came across at Tate Modern. It is an Anthony Hudek exhibition, the two front covers for the Les Immateriaux catalogues gave me the idea of finger prints, and contrasting black on white.
Fig.1 circles in a circle by Kandinsky, 19.10.15, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassily_Kandinsky
Fig.3 Augustine Kofie, futurism, 19.10.15, http://artistaday.com/?p=11997
Fig.5 Robert Delauney, Endless Rhythm, 19.10.15, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27Endless_Rhythm%27_by_Robert_Delaunay,_Tate_Modern.JPG
Fig.7 Macaleni Iintozomlambo 2010 Nicholas Hlobo, 19.10.15, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hlobo-macaleni-iintozomlambo-t13242
Fig.9 An Angler fish in its real form, 19.10.15, https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=angler+fish&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMIjZHp162cyQIVyVkaCh3vXAes&biw=1242&bih=570#imgrc=oCW-7NNE1RkZlM%3A
Fig.10 Marilyn Diptych 1962 Andy Warhol 1928-1987 Purchased 1980 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T03093 19.10.15, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/warhol-marilyn-diptych-t03093
Fig.12 From Over-to-sub-exposure: The Anamnesis of Les Immateriaux, 19.10.15, http://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/tate-papers/12/from-over-to-sub-exposure-the-anamnesis-of-les-immateriaux