Stunning graphite drawings by Melissa Cooke
Her artist statement:
“The “Vacuum” series humors society’s fascination with violence, death and insanity. In these drawings, I create a tortured persona in order to embody the stereotype of the tragic artist. I exaggerate the characteristics of the crazy, unstable, melancholic artist in order to question its glorification and validity.
The clear plastic bag also serves as a technical challenge. Shine and smoothness dissolve into distressed, scratchy marks.” - Melissa Cooke
Frederic Lezmi “Poor Politicians” - photographs taken with his Iphone camera of 28 vandalized political posters he discovered while walking the streets of Kosovo.
Authorship: Compare and Contrast
Brilliant and inspirational works by Xia Xiaowan (images 1-7) and Nobu Nakanishi (images 8-10)
I went to Chicago this past weekend and I was able to go to the Museum of Contemporary Art. I wanted to share with you some of the contemporary artwork I was able to see. Most, if not all, of the artwork at the MoCA was minimalist.
Alan Sonfist (image 2)
Donald Judd (image 3, 5)
Robert Smithson (image 4)
Oscar Tuazon (image 9, 10)
Kara Walker (Image 1, 2, 3)
Charmaine Olivia (Image 4, 5)
Kazuki Takamatsu (Image 6, 7, 8)
Tim Noble and Sue Webster (Image 9, 10)