Friday, September 27, 2013

Choi Xooang

Choi Xoo Ang is a South Korean sculptor who’s famously known for her exploration in hyperrealism and abstract surrealism art. Her art is known for showing the investigation into controversial subjects like human rights and gender roles in Korea. Generally using clay, her sculptures almost always appear unsettlingly accurate and realistic in comparison to the human body to display her ideas on the subject without going too far.

I learned about this artist two years ago, and she still remains one of my favorite current artists. I find her work to be so unsettling and beautiful at the same time. Her concepts are always shown through her work and although the work is controversial, it doesn't upset the viewer, it doesn't provoke an argument, it simply makes the viewer aware of the issue.
I just find it fascinating how much detail can be put into her sculptures, particularly the human figures. The scalp of the first image especially draws my attention, just those tiny little stretches near the ribbon do so much for me. 
Some of her work is more disturbing than others, but I'm in love with everything she does. I want to post all of it!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

And I thought the chipboard assignment was difficult.... this guys work is insane:

Monday, September 16, 2013

Saw this when I was looking for inspiration online and thought it was freakin' awesome.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Laurens MIA things

one of the main things i was interested by was this (stone?) animal thing, because im interested in things that are supposed to look like animals but are a little bit different? usually i enjoy things with animalish features that can make you feel uneasy.

and also this coat made of dog tags totally made my day. even just thinking about the possibilities of things you can make out of smaller things is really neat.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

MIA Sculptures

this nail sculpture was so spooky to me. it made me think of voodoo and witchcraft.
the shell sculpture i just thought was very beautiful and intricate.

film: in between the folds

the science of art - Between the Folds - link to video

here is a preview - the full film does not embed

MIA Camel

Besides being a huge fan of animals in general - My Dad has been doing impressions of that geico hump day camel 24/7... had to make it my muse for this assignment. [I dedicate this post to my Dad]