Known for her incisively political collage and photomontage works.
Dada artist Hannah Hoch preferred metaphoric imagery to the more direct, text based confrontational approach.
What I like about her work is how she able to use the found images and combine them together to convey a message.
I love how she choose the color for each art work. Like the color able to complement each other like how she determine to change the color of the found images to match with the background.
As mentioned above, Hannah Hoch was an Dada artist. So what is a Dada artist?
It consist of artist who rejected ideas of logic, reason and aestheticism dominant in modern capitalist society, instead expressing nonsense, irrationality and anti-bourgeois protest in their works. Dadaist artist expressed their discontent with violence, war and nationalist and maintained political affinities with the radical left. Dadaist art spanned visual, literary and sound media, including collage, sound poetry, cut-up writing and music.
For the first class exercise – Hello, My Name Is. We are tasked to create 3 different design to represent different part of yourself. I find this exercise interesting as through images it allows other to have an idea of how you are like. It’s something new to me as I have no idea how to convey my message to others through images but I tried and here’s the 3 design that I came up with.
For the first design, why I chose to use a negative space to represent my name is because some times it seems visible but some times not. I am someone who can be talkative if I have to and I can be a complete opposite too, kinda like able to mix with everyone (not really, it depends actually).
For the second design, Indecisive. I can’t make decision most of the time, be it the simplest thing such as choosing what to eat for lunch/dinner, I will always get someone to decide and I will just follow. I do make decision sometime but it will take awhile before I conclude on something. Therefore, I used a figure that represent me in the middle with one hand scratching the head to symbolize that I am trying to think, along with all the messy arrow pointing everywhere it shows that I have no idea what is my decision yet.
For my third design, smile. It a very simple design with just a smiley face in the middle. The reason I drew that is because I am always smiling, of course there are times that I just don’t feel like entertaining everyone but most of the time I will just laugh at anything. As for the blue background, its just because my favorite color is blue.