Archive for the 'Process' Category

Julie Mehretu

Since we are going to be talking about Julie Mehretu in class, I thought I would post some of her beautiful paintings! Her work focuses on systems and the movement into the in-between. Currently working in New York City, she has become a prolific artist in the contemporary art world. Mehretu’s work is generally made up of paintings and drawings. It is made of fragments, movements and layers, and represents a broad range of influences. From her smaller movements to her large-scale explosions, Mehretu brings an expressive visual language into the art world that deals with reality today as much as it deals with the biography of herself as an artist in the twenty-first century. Her work has made itself known in the branded galleries and museums around the United States and in Europe. Her work has also made its debut in the auction houses in New York and London. She continues to stand strong as a contemporary artist in the twenty-first century and continues to create narratives of time, space, and the in-between.

Stadia II, 2004

ink & acrylic on canvas

Grey Space (distractor), 2006

ink and acrylic on canvas

Dispersion, 2002

ink and acrylic on canvas

Space is Process

Olafur Eliasson is a Danish artist who is interested in the extent one may have an impact on their world. An essential aspect of his art is that it directly involves the viewer in a space that is traditionally not accessible to the viewer for participation. Popular mediums of Eliasson’s include light, mirrors, shadow, color, wind and fog. The following piece is titled ‘slow-motion shadow in colour’ 2009 and until 2 days ago, it was on show at the 21st century museum of contemporary art, kanazawa, japan.

“with this exhibition, eliasson re-proposes the idea of the art museum, to be seen not just simply as a facility in which to view art in a context which is removed from society, but more as a public space, with the potential to engage society and the urban environment. a space in which to question our presence within this world.” >>

Here is a link to a list of Eliasson’s works (coupled with small images of the works) from his website:

Psycho Killer, Qu’est-Ce Que C’est?

Yet another senior exhibition is in the making! Paige, Alicia, Lindsey and I are all going to be showing in the art exhibition on April 16. Shit! Only a month and six days away! Anyways, I thought I would post images on what I am working on for my piece- I’m showing yous guys my process and practice yo:

Sorry for the crappy shot, but this is my test print I did to figure out my idea for the 18×24 piece of copper I am translating this image onto. I was really interested in the TWA Terminal in NY when we learned about it in Modern Art History. I started reading and gathering information about the terminal itself and modern architecture in a more general sense. Ultimately, I became interested in how modern architecture has survived in the contemporary setting. Ha-Cha!

I would love to hear from you guys on what you might think of the piece if you have time to comment!

The piece has evolved from this photo, since it is now on a larger plate, but still shows a good gist of what I am working towards. I’ll try and post more recent photos of the plate soon

The Sandpit by Sam O’Hare

Click the first link to see the film.

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

I found this video and thought it was too great not to share. The artist took 35,000 stills of one day in New York City to make this miniature-looking film. (Original Music: composed by Human, co-written by Rosi Golan and Alex Wong.) The questions you will undoubtedly have about the process can be answered here: Interview with Sam

Brian Dettmer

altered encylopedias to make the following images, titled “World Series.”

World Series


Here’s a link to Dettmer’s flickr with more of his projects:

Escape Attempts

“Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach…Illogical judgements lead to new experience…Formal art is essentially rational.”

-Sol LeWitt, “Sentences on Conceptual Art” 1969. In Lucy R. Lippard, “Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972 (New York, 1973), 75.


Gordon Matta-Clark

This is an arrangement of chromogenic prints mounted on board, though perhaps the stronger example of appropriation is the content of the images. It is a house that the artist literally split down the middle – another example of architectural appropriation.

(Gordon Matta-Clark, 1974)