Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

Jeff Baij (cont)

Friday, April 30th, 2010

So Jeff Baij responded to my post on his work. I never thought he would see post and am embarrassed and a little amazed that he did. I guess I should also thank google for that.

Baij if you are reading this now, feel free to go to my other blog that shows some images from my work at college.  feel free to rip on them as I did with your work.  Its only fair.

Oh and p.s. I don’t hate you but I do find your website difficult to navigate.

In conclusion, here’s a hippo that I find to be scary.

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

this website is a flash video promoting the band Boy In the Static and their album Violet. The imagery is beautiful the soft piano music is calming. The site is simple but interactive. The viewer can click on the various candles and cause an eerie high pitched sound, similar to a finger on the rim of a crystal glass. There are fireflies that follow the computer mouse. I don’t know what else to say other then the website is beautiful.

Matthew Mahon

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

matthew Mahon is a photographer who lives in texas. his work has beeon published in TIME, Wired and ESPN.

ok I love Mahon’s website. Its just so much fun to travel through although its a bit difficult to find order in the chaos but its an incredibly creative way to show your art, your personality and your biographical information. I discovered on accident that there are easter eggs on some of the images that bring you a video of the artist discussing the work.

The Halcyon Hours

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

this is a flash website that has to do with various hours of the day.  They focus on 7a.m., 9a.m., 2p.m., 4p.m., 8p.m., 10p.m. which has a click able pop up  video for each time. The videos are slow, showing a progression of time and include music.

I think the website is interesting to look through and the videos are great. I like that the website is interactive but am confused by the bar at the bottom.

Stephen Vitiello

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Vitiello is a visual and sound artist but focuses more on the experimental. he takes every day sounds and uses them to guide and envelop the viewer. In 1999 he had a studio for six months on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center and recorded the sounds of Hurricane Floyd.

The work is very interesting, showing how sound effects the viewer’s perception of art. he has sounds of his work on his website here. I think sound adds a lot to the atmosphere and can change the direction and the meanings of the individual pieces of art.

Paul Pfeiffer

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Pfeiffer currently lives and works in New York.  He has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, an MFA from Hunter College in New York . He also participated at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. He works specifically in video media and photography.

I had a hard time finding videos and images from this artist, despite him being one of the “most recognized and influential American artists today.” actually I found more images and videos of him explaining his process then the work itself  and that didn’t make much sense either. I really don’t have a big opinion of the artist, and I have a hard time relating to his message. In fact if I was to have an opinion, I would say the work is dull. I hope I am not being to insulting but it doesn’t move me in any way.

Bill Viola

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Viola is a video artist who graduated from Syracuse in 1973 with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts. The themes of his work are connected to birth, death, the unfolding of consciousness. He often works with music and combines it with his art.  He is represented by Haunch of Venison in London, The James Cohan Gallery in New York and The Kukje Gallery in Seoul.

The work is very interesting, playing espeically the work above that seems to show a link between nature and humanity. these people are black and white and then change or evolve into color. The instillation took place in a tiny chapel in Venice and the visuals and the sound connection is just amazing. The waves and the water hit the viewer, similarly to the person in the video. The work is powerful and awe inspiring.

John Michael Boling

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

John Michael Boling uses pictures, mostly videos and re-edits them in an attempt to make art. He works with a number of different websites and groups.

I have trouble with Boling’s work because I feel a lack of originality. Some of his videos are fun when he pairs up guitar solos or plays ominous music I watched battlestar galactica. Loved the show and I do not understard “51 Years of Art History Represented by 51 Seconds of Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Episode 18.” Now I’ve watched the episode, again, and there emotional freakout near the end of the episode has not been changed AT ALL. The Artist  just took a different interpretation from the man’s emotional outburst.In my opinion, Boling cheapens the storyand then puts his own name on it .

Matthew Ritchie

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

A British Artist who specializes in instillations that combines sculptures, paintings, and drawings. he received a BFA from the Camberwell School of Art. He scans his drawing into the computer and manipulates them and reshapes them to fit his general theme of the ever expanding universe.

I think his work is fascinating.  It has a lot to do with line, and the work envelops the space. The work is powerful and very strong.

Jeff Baij

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

This guy just plays around with photoshop and calls it fine art. he uses videos, images, movable images with .gif, I guess. I could not find any personal information about him on his website or any other. In fact when you google him one of the first things that comes up is a umw blog.  there doesn’t seem to be an underlying message to his art, or even a purpose. Like krist or andy? I recognized one of the guys as Andy Kaufman but not the other. The whole thing feels like an internet quiz and I guess he could be an important artist if he has been doing this since the 70’s or 80s but I have no information on the guy and the fact is that its not ground breaking now.

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