Artist Research #3 : Roman Opalka
Benjamin SimFriday, Sep 02, 2016 - 12:27:41 am
“It’s important that my last Detail should not be finished by me, but my life.”
One body of work ,from 1965 — 2011(death)
Opalka was painting small numbers in white pigment using a number “0” brush, creating rhythmical horizontal striations against a black background. Each canvas, or Detail, as he called it, would begin in the upper left corner and gradually Read more →
Artist Research #2 : Tehching Hsieh
Benjamin SimThursday, Sep 01, 2016 - 10:17:05 pm
Tehching Hsieh is a performance artist who’s works deals mainly with the concept of time. Using it as an artistic material and tool. His main works were 5 One Year Performance and a Thirteen Year Plan. What I got out from his work was his perseverance and his mental strength to push through for a long period of time.
Quotes from Read more →
Artist Research #1 : On Kawara
Benjamin SimThursday, Sep 01, 2016 - 09:58:51 pm
On Kawara created paintings, drawings, books, and recordings that examined chronological time and its function as a measure of human existence. Artistic practice was characterized by its meditative approach to concepts of time, space, and consciousness.
Works of On Kawara that interest me“Today” Series “I Got Up, I Met and I Went.” “I Am Still Alive”
4.JUNI 2001, 2001
from “Today” series, 1966-2013 Acrylic on canvas
Sketches, Development and Shiny New Books
BeverlyFriday, Aug 26, 2016 - 12:01:45 pm
Progress is made. I got a new book/reference, and found new direction and key words to look up.
Looking into the theme of ero-guro or ero-guro nansensu (erotic grotesque nonsense), a rebellion of grotesque imagery exploring the fragmentation of the body in Japan of the 1930s. I expanded the fragmentation of the society with its instability and purported that the body Read more →