Greetings everyone, this week had more progression during studio work time. I had all my image transfer resolved on one of my painting, and this altered it a little. I really would not conclude if this is a good one or not. However, there is a lot happening in this painting inter textually. A work of art is inter textual when there is a network of ideas that relates to elements on a given picture plane. Also, I commenced a new project which will be displayed at a forthcoming critique. The new project is a grandeur painting of the sketches I posted three weeks ago here. So the aim here is to find my rhythm again because it has been away for awhile now.
Though there has been a low production of works this term, on the other hand, much thought has been situated in what problem I want my art to address. What makes my painting a work of art and not something that merely looks like art? The big question right! I know and if anyone reads this you would already know where I'm headed with this thought. My paintings are work of art because it relates to certain ideas in the contemporary art scene and it identifies problems of the contemporary sublime.
Usman Oladeinde, Acrylic, pencil, and gloss medium image transfer on canvas, 2017
The artist for this week is Sigmar Polke. Sigmar is Characterized by wit and endless inventiveness, Sigmar Polke created an oeuvre that is wildly diverse in its exploration of mediums and materials. Inspired by his fascination with science and alchemy, Polke innovated techniques in painting and photography by manipulating chemical processes. Life in post-war Germany led the artist to establish Capitalist Realism, an ironic exploration of consumerism using the imagery of popular culture and advertising. In my opinion, I really enjoy how Sigmar incorporates image transfer in his numerous mixed media projects.
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Hi there, I'm an MFA candidate at Georgia Southern University. I enjoy creating and when I'm not, cycling is the therapy. Have a good time reading.