I chose to write my post about my art work featuring the final project video. I enjoyed this piece because it was a different type of art, a video documentary. I did my video on my house mother Ms. Neet. She is an inspiring lady who has traveled and lived in many different parts of the world. She works very hard at her job and deserves to be recognized. I wanted to share her life and her stories with this class because it is great to see where people start their lives and share them to different people! I hope you enjoy the video and the link is below.
My second blog post is on Takashi Murakami. He was born in Tokyo in 1963 and received his BFA, MFA and PhD from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Murakami has had recent solo shows at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2003); Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (2002); Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2001); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2001); and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris (2001). Takashi Murakami’s work has been exhibited in prestigious museums all over the world. His art is very interesting. It has an anime style to it. I personally enjoy it and I find it very interesting. So you could say that is kind of enjoying the art work. The cool thing about his art, is most of Kanye west covers for his Cd’s are created by Murakami. That’s pretty cool. His artwork is very busy and colorful, which is very fun to look at. I spent a great deal of time looking at a lot of his artwork because it is so exciting and electrifying. From pictures and blogs, Murakami looks like a pretty cool guy. I overall enjoyed learning about him and feel that his art is well-known and powerful to look at.
My quote I used:
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
I just this quote because I feel that this quote is very true and meaningful. Once your day is over, its done. It is time to move on and venture into the next day! I believe it is a good quote to live by.
I am doing my first blog post on Mike Kelley. He is an American artist who was born in Michigan and went to University Of Michigan. After attending college he moved to Los Angeles to attend California Institute of Arts to get his Master of Fine Arts. His work involved found objects, textile banners, drawings, assemblage, collage, performance, and video.
The main piece I looked at was Exploded Fortress of Solitude which Kelley prepared in 2011 in London. This piece’s idea started with Kelley’s The Kandors Series, which Kelley initiated in 1999. The Kandors sculpture is of Superman’s birthplace with is Kandor. In the story of Superman the city of Kandor was shrunk and bottled by a villain, and the city was later rescued by Superman and protected under a bell jar in his sanctuary, the Fortress of Solitude. Kelley was so inspired by this that he decided to make 20 diverse examples of the sci-fi city. The fortress of Solitude looks like bunker in the ruins. The centerpiece of Kandor is dark boulders and slabs forming a cave.
I found this piece very mysterious and interesting. Honestly for me, I don’t watch Superman so when I first looked into Kelley’s piece I had no clue what it was referencing. I thought maybe some type of jail because it was so mysterious and scary. I enjoyed his background on the piece and it really explained what he was going for. He is a very creative man and it definitely shows in this piece.
Mike Kelley unfortunately died at the age of 57 last year due to suicide.