( alittle more serious Statement)
Jeremiah Johnson (°1994, Joplin, United States) makes paintings, drawings, sculptures and media art. With a conceptual approach, Johnson creates work through labour-intensive processes which can be seen explicitly as a personal exorcism ritual. They are inspired by a nineteenth-century tradition of works, in which an ideal of ‘Fulfilled Absence’ was seen as the pinnacle.
His paintings are often classified as part of the new romantic movement because of the desire for the local in the unfolding globalized world. However, this reference is not intentional, as this kind of art is part of the collective memory. By referencing romanticism, grand-guignolesque black humour and symbolism, he tries to create works in which the actual event still has to take place or just has ended: moments evocative of atmosphere and suspense that are not part of a narrative thread. The drama unfolds elsewhere while the build-up of tension is frozen to become the memory of an event that will never take place.
His works are given improper functions: significations are inversed and form and content merge. Shapes are dissociated from their original meaning, by which the system in which they normally function is exposed. Initially unambiguous meanings are shattered and disseminate endlessly. By focusing on techniques and materials, he tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.
His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By putting the viewer on the wrong track, he considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality.
His works are notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship
Jeremiah Johnson’s Artist Statement
Through my work I attempt to examine the phenomenon of Super Mario as a methaphorical interpretation of both Van Gogh and Fucking Stuff.
What began as a personal journey of ghostlyism has translated into images of pizza and Lushes Lips that resonate with chinese babies people to question their own fuscianess.
My mixed media pirate ship embody an idiosyncratic view of Superman, yet the familiar imagery allows for a connection between Ronald Reagon, Fathers and chinese food.
My work is in the private collection of New Kids On The Block who said ‘The is hellah tight yo!!, that’s some real shit-tastic Art.’
I am a recipient of a grant from Folsom Prison where I served time for stealing mugs and tie clips from the gift shop of The The lower level of my house. I have exhibited in group shows at not Windy’s and under my bed. , though not at the same time. I currently spend my time between my the pea green couch and Berlin.
While exploring my cities local art gathering once a month, I came across a fantastic artist by te name of Aimee Maningas. When I stepped into the room their was live music playing, large oil paintings on the other side of the room, and art work everywhere. Through all the clutter Aimee’s work stood out to me, she had three medium sized pictures hanging on the wall, a forth spot was blank where she had already sold a piece before I could see it. Aimee sat alone in a corner with no table, no company, just her and her art work. We where in a Christian venue named Mystery Church, a common place for new coming artist to set up art, at the Art Walk (The city gathering). Without hesitation I approached Aimees work and just sat and stared at it. A little strange since the artist was only a few feet away from me, just sitting in silence, but yet I examined all her pieces from top to bottom. Aimees work consist of tightly consistent colored pencil lines. The colored pencil brings in a child like smoothness to the pictures along with a light color range that just seemed to please the eye. After getting lose in Aimee’s pieces I mustered up the courage to say a word to her. I introduced myself and my short but deep background into the art world, stating shed heard of me before just eased a little bone in my body. Not much more was said after that but Aimees Colored pencil art work is something to be astonished by. and If I had the extra 100 to spend on one of her pieces, it would of be worth it all. Thank you Aimee Maninga, and keep up the good art!
Sakurai is full of surprises
A still-life I’ve done in charcoal. :)
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, a post-impressionest of Paris who hung around with big name people’ like Van Gogh and Gauguin. Lautrec actually has a portrait of Van Gogh! (Top right) laurels art was very bright and painterly that really depicted the bohemian life in franch. He made a living from his promotional posters (bottom right) which had a more traditional Japanese feel with a impressionist background!
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s grandma’s were first blood cousins. Which soon lead to Lautrec being an inbreed. This along with weak bones combined to make an injury that forced him to stop growing(that’s him the top left). Since he couldn’t do what most men where doing he had a lot of time for art! He quickly went big and hung out with the big names, but like most art people’s over looked a lot of it. And no one could get over his disorder. Once he got a taste for alcohol and became a little to promiscuous. Put those two things together it lead to his death at 39 of syphilis. Where his last words where “The old fool” which may lead to his father.
A quote from Lautrec says “love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you could die for it.” This is a perfect quote to sum up his life and career. His life in the end was the pursuit of happiness in society, something he just could never have. And his art work which depicted the high-life of social world and the sex like life he tried to attain.
This post-impressionest art work is gorgeous. And really appeals to all my personal esthetics. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec is not my most favorite man in the world but his work really depicts the life he wanted, and lived for. And that’s what art is. Our escape into a world of our own, and Lautrec made it his own.
Wangechi Mutu(title:Yo mama, 150 x 219 cm, on the left) and Pipilotti Rist (title:Kinds of Navy.on the right) are both prime examples of the female hand in the art world. Mutu is a well known African artist that moved here in the 90s. When Rist is from Switzerland, we’re she still lives today. These two artist are most known for their specialty in collages and photography but neither are shy of trying a different medium while at it. Females in the art world have been over looked for centuries but with work like this there’s no turning your head away now!
[blog] 2014 Exhibition location Osaka Sumo
dude this is fucking awesome
Alright class let’s take a second to look alittle into the explosive impact of art! (Warning, no artist where hurt in the posting of this comment, all materials are handled through years of experience)
Cai Guo-Qiang, a cultural man from New York City has turned the old traditional material used for fireworks [gun-powder] into an artistic medium! He makes outstanding expressions and silhouettes of all sorts of crazy ideas just using specially placed powder that is ignited and forms even more beautiful creations. He is also know for his bigger then life instalation s with animals with hundreds of arrows within them or boats decorated with many porcelains materials! Cai Guo-Qiang is a well known artist for many years and I personally love his work. So look him up and see what more magic in art he has in store!
This is what I do while listening to art lectures :D