“Descent Into Limbo”

Born in 1954, Kapoor is regarded as a highly respectable British-Indian sculpture of his generation. Fascinated by the manipulation of form and space, Kapoor is notorious for his “intense, almost spiritual, outdoor and indoor site-specific works”. The mediums he utilizes consist of granite, marble, limestone, plaster, and pigment. Through his use of vibrant colors and…

SOCIAL SOUL

The following piece is a collaboration between Kyle McDonald and Lauren McCarthy. Both of whom are groundbreaking artists working with code. McDonald creates different tools for artists to use various algorithms in artistic ways and is an avid contributor to “open source arts-engineering toolkits like openFrameworks”[1]. His work also consists of disrupting, in a creative…

SENSELESS DRAWING BOT BY SO KANNO AND TAKAHIRO YAMAGUCHI

Still exploring machinery and art, the artist duo created a “self-propelling device on a skateboard” that, with spray paint, paints “abstract line work”.[1] This paint is sprayed onto a wall space through the use of a double pendulum.[2] The double pendulum is there to create “erratic yet organic” strokes.[3] The machine is equipped with a…

RECHNENDER RAUM

German artist, Ralph Baecker, attempted to make machinery processes transparent to the viewer through his piece titled “Rechnender Raum”(figure 7) which translates to “Inverted Machine”.[1] Baecker built this inverted machine in 2007 as “fully functional digital computational automaton”.[2] It was made out of little plumbs, sticks, and string to create a skeleton-like frame and overall…

Lives of Grass by Mathilde Roussel

The French artist Mathilde Rousseau creates sculptures in the shapes of humans made out of fabric filled with soil and wheat grass seeds and composed entirely of recycled materials to symbolize the “centrality of food”, she explains in an interview with Huffington post. She adds that, “observing nature and being aware of what and how we…

Portraits of Consumption

“Putting Consumption into perspective” Chris Jordan exposes the debris that humans leave behind.

The Spectator is compelled.. by John Baldessari

  John Baldessari The Spectator Is Compelled… 1967 – 1968 photographic emulsion and acrylic on canvas 59 x 45 in. (149.86 x 114.3 cm)   In August 2017, I visited The Broad in Los Angeles California. This piece specifically caught my attention because I felt like it minimized the uncertainty between the artist and spectator….

Tackling Climate Change with Olafur Eliasson

For most of us, the Arctic seems like a very far away place and climate change may just be a “theory”. The future on this earth is unknown. The science and research behind climate change is mostly accessible to any civilian in the 21st century due to technology. At the same time, we are very…

“Breaking The Ice” Kjetil Berge

The art world has a very peculiar way of communication between the artist, the piece itself, and the audience. The way each artist communicates through there pieces is unique. What intrigues me about artists or artworks is explicitly when there is no definite answer or outcome, introducing the theme of uncertainty. THis uncertainty evokes a more…

The focus of the project above relates to how characters, specifically their forms,  are the way to visual communication. Various characters have been created by diverse civilizations around the world, and in turn, have been used to communicate their cultural and historical backgrounds. This work uses Artificial Intelligence(AI) to combine characters taken from handwritten artist statement or…