“My Line Is Emo” – of ‘Love, Loss, Reborn’ (RESEARCH)

So initially before our consultation, I looked up to works from Sol Lewitt alot because of how he could make simple, easily done scribbles, look so intricate and beautiful when we step back and look at his work in a bigger picture.

Sol Lewitt’s ‘Scribbles’.

I also looked up to Jackson Pollock because of his unique style of drip painting, splashing technique.

Jackson Pollock’s ‘Blue Poles’.

Aside from artist reference, I wanted to know what ‘Decalcomania’ and ‘Frottage’ means and so I searched up on TATE that Decalcomania is a “blotting process whereby paint is squeezed between two surfaces to create a mirror image” and Frottage is “a surrealist and ‘automatic’ method of creative production that involves creating a rubbing of a textured surface using a pencil or other drawing material”.

So i input that into some of my works too.

After the consultation, I began to look further more into other artists as my research as that could really help me with the end result i wanted to get for my final work.

These are a few of them:

Cy Twombly’s ‘Untitled (38)’.
Heather Hansen’s Kinetic Illustrations.
Oscar Fischinger’s work.
Jen Lewis’s ‘Macrophotography using menstrual blood’.

There are more (I put them in my sketchbook) but the ones I posted here are the ones important to me as I made use of their works as a source of inspiration to create lines/mark-making in different ways.

Like for e.g Jen Lewis’s macrophotography of menstrual blood gives off this outcome that’s so raw and beautiful, and related to bodies and blood as the idea of lust so it really spoke to me. And for Heather Hansen’s kinetic illustration, the way she uses her body movement and get herself dirty from charcoal to realyy get involved in creating those powerful cursive flowy lines inspired me to do the same for my emotion of love.

For Sol Lewitt’s scribbles, they may just be scribbles but i feel a sort of satisfying feeling from it, a positive emotion hence i wanted to do something different by doing something like he did for my ‘happy’ emotion.

There it is. Ahhhh so many inspiring artists. smile


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