So today I offer a different type of post then what I normally create. This post is a question for you to explore….
Who is your favorite Artist and how does their expression of art speak to you?
This can be an individual or a group working in any medium, it can be a Painter, Sculptor, Dancer, Performance Artist, Vocalist or even a Writer.
Post your answers/comment in the comment section under this post.
My response is although I have many artists that I pull inspiration from. I always have a favorite, lately it has been René Magritte ….and why
I am very drawn to the surrealism painters and more specifically René Magritte. I find his use of common object presented in a dissimilar setting opens a door for individuals to explore how one can view the world through different eyes. This asks the individual to investigate how the particular placement expresses ideas/ concepts using what is visually presented. It creates an opportunity for a dialog about how we all perceive things differently, because of what we bring to the moment. I also like the fact that often these paintings encompass more of a dreamscape reality. This is something that I strive to convey in my paintings I like that fact that my work causes people to ask questions and maybe view something in a different light then they did before. There is nothing wrong about asking questions. It is a wonderful way that we can learn more about each other.
So now it is your turn, tell me about your favorite Artist.
Well [besides you], it’s a long list. I like Botero sculptures, Tiffany Glass, Steubeun Glass, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies Van Der Rohe, and Ray & Charles Eames, I love photo-realistic oil paintings, I love the guy who does the chalk street paintings with the amazing 3D perspective.
But I’m going to pick a current artist, Robert Sabuda who essentially makes paper art. He creates hi-end pop-up books, often illustrating classic stories such as the Wizard of Oz, or the Twelve Days of Christmas. By turning a traditionally 2D ‘flat’ medium of books into a three dimensional work of art takes great engineering, technical skill and an artist’s vision. He is certainly a more non-traditional artist, but that’s part of the appeal.
Yes, I would have to agree Robert Sabuda’s work is amazing.
I love how he makes the page come to life in such a whimsical way.
I have seen several of the ‘Chalk Guy’s” creations…and they are wonderful, I love that they only appear visible at certain angles, otherwise they just appear as blocks of color on the sidewalk.
Thank you for sharing!