Friday, November 20, 2009


He's a photographer and painter. I liked the way he used gouache on canvas to create an abstract image.

Antony Gormley


Martin Puryear

Very accessible to the everyday viewer.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Yinka Shonibare

Nigerian UK based artist. His peice, the minister on ice is based off of The Skating Minister by Sir Henry Raeburn.
He uses fashion from history, african patterns and colors, and modern things like flipflops and designer logos.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tavares Strachan

I went to the Tavares Strachan lecture at the Commons on Monday. He was really cool and helped me to better understand Finch's lecture weeks beforehand. His studio was wherever he went. It was always with him because he was most intested in exploration, displacement, the invisible and so on.
I can understand how these conceptual artist talk now. They have big ideas. I just want to draw. Bute, Strachan got bored of still lifes and went on to study glass as an undergraduate. He has an undergraduate degree in Glass and a graduate degree in Sculpture.