My Line Is Emo: Artist references

Fiona Rae, Black and white series

Fiona Rae incorporates marking in her body of work, using both accidental and intentional strokes. Fiona Rae works by hanging her work on the wall and begins splattering, smearing, dripping, painting, throwing paint, on her canvas. To Fiona Rae, Anything and anything can be used as her tools for mark making. she once exhibited her used palate as a work. The whips and strokes of black and on the gray gave it a very fluid, dream like, feeling. I love the way she incorporated both the dry brush strokes and the wet, blending in this work. it makes the strong bold lines pop out, giving it depth. This piece will be my main inspiration for the emotions of at peace/ calm. I will be trying to accomplish this effect through using  Delcomania as a base and adding more details such as brush strokes.

Shin Kwang Ho, Untitled, charcoal on canvas

Shin Kwang Ho is a contemporary Korean artist that mainly work with impasto and oil paint. I love his treatment of the charcoal. The strong bold stroke of the charcoal is strongly contrasted by the light wash of the charcoal. The intensity of the darkness in the middle followed by a haunting sweep of the charcoal gives it a ghostly and a feeling of anguish and sadness.  I will be using this imagery as the inspiration for the emotion of sadness. To me, sadness is an empty feeling, as if there is a void, an absence.

Affandi, Self Portrait, 1975, oil on canvas

Affandi is an Indonesian contemporary painter.  Affandi painted by directly squeezing the paint out of its tube, this results in the object appearing more alive. He also painted used his own hands, instead of a paint brush leaving behind the raw and flurried emotions in his paintings.



My Strange Encounter: Inspirations

Jacques Villeglé, Boulevard Haussmann, March 15, 1988, Paintings, Decollage mounted on canvas

This art work is done by Jacques Villeglé, a French artist, best known for his torn collaged works. Jacques would paste multiple layers of posters and advertisments he has collected from the streets onto his canvas, before tearing away the layers to reveal a decollage artwork. In this artwork the torn posters reveals a man face in the middle. The deep set gaze of the man captures the viewer’s attention in a glance. Furthermore, the textured surface of the collage almost allows us to sense the artist feeling and thoughts as he completes this work. Jacques destabilizes our perception through the quick and abrupt changes in the imagery. This bombard of imagery and information, leaves the viewer questioning the source and the intention of the poster.

Gregory Euclide 3-Dimensional Collage

This artwork is by Gregory Euclide, an American contemporary artist, who draws inspiration from the rich and diverse wildlife around him. Euclide contrast the organic form of nature with the harsh and geomatic shapes of the   triangular structures. Euclide distorts our perception of depth as he intwines the two-dimensional paintings with his three-dimensional relief paintings.  His adept use of chiaroscuro further solidify the illusion of realism in the paintings as seen in the trees.