Installation art is an embodied and immersive experience, which can affect the way people navigate and experience a particular space. It has the ability to activate the viewer’s mechanisms of perception and ultimately awareness of a place. This occurs through the stimulation of the senses by interaction or awakening one’s perception through disorientation. Installation art directly presents the elements texture, space, light and so on for us to experience. Artist works hard to express and experiment with feelings, emotions and viewpoints through various medium that can influence and enlighten people. They break the limitations of conventional architectural practice through its “exploration of sensory stimulation and spatial perception”. Phenomenal …show more content…
Kusama is a conceptual artist and self-proclaimed ‘obsessive’, whose daring works has been dealing with notions of repetition. Her stunning and wildly abstract composition of dots, the ‘Obliteration Room’ is entirely covered with endless coloured dots, which is a representation of the artist’s psyche, wherein hallucinations have haunted her since childhood. She utilized “ready-made” materials, stickers to create her immersive installation. Kusama’s ongoing obsession with repetition creates an infinity perception of the space, which creates an illusory atmosphere that confuses the viewer’s perception and spatial orientation. The unique sensory and psychological experience enables each viewer to momentarily get “lost” in Kusama’s mesmerizing world. The choice of a domestic environment with specifically local characteristics is intended to create an air of familiarity that makes participants, especially children, comfortable to engage with the installation with little or no prompting. Kusama really fits into art history, and she was there in late Surrealism and the birth of Pop Art. She has a relationship to Minimalism and in the beginnings of performing art, but she was never attached to any one movement for very long. Ultimately, we can see that Kusama challenged the prevailing moral frameworks to engage the audience in a different
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In art, there are qualities that speak louder than words. It expresses many different messages and emotions and each person has an experience different from the next. In this paper, I will be discussing two artworks I encountered. The piece is a good example of how people can encounter different experiences in one piece. I attended the Orlando Museum of Art a while back with family and overall enjoyed my experience. On my visit, I found the museum quite impressive and felt a deep connection with specific pieces.
Various sizes of dots, eyes and self-portraits cover the white walls of the Ota Fine Arts gallery showcasing Yayoi Kusama’s solo exhibition in Singapore. On display are 33 small size painting that are created between 2011 and 2012 and executed around 2004. These paintings show a variety of mediums all produced by the 87 year old dotted Japanese artist. Renowned for using repetitive motifs of dotted organisms within her new range of work we could gain a new viewpoint of her eccentric art. Yayoi Kusama: Prints is a vibrant and breathtaking exhibition it is highly recommended for everyone, especially those who had an admiration for her works, Japanese culture, and prints. Within this small gallery space, Kusama’s legacy and passion could be seen and felt.
 Which the show is an emerging of the idea Post minimalism. Where customary abstract painting at the time primarily explores certain issues or artist’s personal sensation in abstract manner, like Wassily Kandinsky’s painting, eccentric abstraction emphasise on the matter itself, materials, process of making, associations of organic qualities, colour, shape and sensuous experiences. 
Art is how you express yourself, and everyone does it in their own way, in their own style. I chose to write about the two following art works because I believe they have so many similarities but are done in completely different ways. For this comparison and contrast assignment the two works of art I chose to write about are called; End “Mixed Media” by: Terry Peterson,shown in the art building at Shasta College, and Forlakeph “Mixed Media in a Glass Jar” by: Gioia Fonda, also shown in the art building at Shasta College.
Art is experienced best on an emotional level rather than just the beauty, pleasure or understanding of it. Artists will use their form of artwork to pass along their views and feelings. Teresa López’s and Wendy Ewald’s “The Phantom” is a piece of art that invokes many emotions. It simulates both the possibility of comfort or fear of the unknown and the anxious waiting of the known through its immaculate composition. This is done through its use of dense distortion and contrasting colors. Through distortion the artists get us to focus on the phantom that is the only source of light and the contrasting colors make us realize how contrasting our perceptions can be.
Jonathan Zawada’s practice skips fluidly between object design, sculpture, video, installation, painting, 3D simulations and fashion. The beginnings of his practice have given him a keen eye and thoughtfulness toward the psychological make-up of our ever ‘-present’ world. Taking on complex data structures mixed with analogue elements, Zawada’s work underlines the temporality of human experience.
By analyzing the history of Kusama, a fundamental explanation or motive for the themes of Kusama’s art can be gleaned. Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan during a tumultuous time of economic crises. The Japanese population was extremely oppressed by the Japanese military as the Great Depression reached Japan. Kusama began to express enthusiasm in making art as she began exhibiting her work in her teens; however, her family was not supportive of her interest and tried to influence her towards a conventional path of becoming a traditional Japanese housewife. Kusama’s relationship with her family, and especially the relationship with her mother, was a contributing factor to her anger against any kind of political and social oppression. Kusama’s mother was a disciplinarian figure in the family and tried to force her daughter to follow traditional gender roles, which disregarded Kusama’s aspiration of professionally pursuing art. However, Kusama’s creative ambitions were not curtailed by her family’s conflicting interests or the demanding work called upon her following the outbreak of World War Two.
As I indulged in discovering the life of this avant-garde Japanese artist, I am certainly empowered to know more about her life and her works. Yayoi Kusama is truly an expressionist artist, her main theme on most of her art piece are phallus obsession which for some considers it as eccentric, and also her enduring obsession in fear reflects in her artworks. Yayoi Kusama is a dreamer, a visionary, and I sense her strong amorous feeling in all her works. Kusama climbed to the top of the Empire State Building and looked down upon the city, and announced to the world that she will be superior from all the rest and will become a star. Up there at the vast space beyond, she saw the horizon of hope and fame. It seems far-fetched, so out of reach for
The work of Mark Steven Greenfield is currently on view at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. ( September 8 through October 14) Raucous doodle-like designs, in vibrant transparent colors cover the large tableaux, punctuated with peep-holes of white and black. While most of the images are purely abstract, there are some realistic icons, heavy with social connotations. For instance, Crucilbum appears to be for the benefit of a feather clad, popcorn consuming observer. Upon first encountering the work, this viewer found the subject matter, and color selections both jarring and confusing. Furthermore, foreground beings appear to be inspired by the Raj, as they are bejeweled and bedecked in beads, yet there is nothing connecting the background and foreground elements. This work left this art lover feeling annoyed, and disinterested.
With a career spanning over 50 years, James Turrell has created a vast body of work that explores the properties of light, perception, architecture and space. His unique use of light installations and projections as a medium creates a psychological experience for the viewer, forcing one to bring their exclusive perspective onto the work. Subsequently, this creates a stimulating heightened sensory awareness in the receptive viewer. James Turrell’s work as a minimalist with a background in perceptual psychology has shaped his captivating artwork by exploring how light and color are perceived by the human eye, how space is manipulated to create an all encompassing sensory occurrence and how his style of visual communication is based on the audience’s individualized experience
Shepard Fairey’s piece titled Pay Up or Shut Up is a representation of the role that money or your role in society dictate the power of your speech. This piece of art by Fairey was released in May of 2015. It is a screen print on cream speckletone paper.
The whole show comes across as though the artist wishes adults to rediscover a world which was lost along the way. And it drives one to think back to these innocent times of another reality during children’s play. The whole project is very sociable, interactive and a good attempt to get one thinking about the way we see everyday objects.
Upon arrival the artist invites us to honor and celebrate our own unique power of creation. Alberto Aguilar has successfully captured moments in time. From spontaneous weddings to at home installations, you are given the opportunity to explore and play with one's surroundings. Aguilar's perception of familiar objects through unfamiliar perspective has opened doors to new experiences that awaken the uncertainties of the artist and viewer.
In the relatively short history of time-based installation, some development and changes have been made by a few artists influentially, such as Peter Campus, an American born artist, exploring a new area of new media and video art. To be specific, Campus’s works reveal a combination of video installation and single-channel video tapes. Influenced by his early career, as being a film editor, and receiving the degree of experimental psychology, Campus illuminated the idea of “staging” in a new way, and found a new relationship between the spectators and art pieces in 1970s. As follows, the essay is going to focus on the concept about how Campus’ installations approach the stage for an event by appropriately applying the effect of reflection as a basic function. Also, the essay will discuss how Campus’s works involve his body and the viewers’ during the period of the 1970s.
Towards the late 1950s, Abstract expressionism began to lose impetus, many artists across the world, especially in America and Europe, began to embrace performance art. In that context, Marina Abramovic’s work is typical of the ritualistic strain in 1960s performance art, often involves putting herself in grave danger and performing lengthy, harmful routine that result in her being burnt or cut, or enduring some privation. She view her art almost as a sacrificial and religious rite, performed by herself for a congregation of viewers; the physical ordeals she endures form the basis for exploring such themes as cleansing, endurance, trust, departure and exhaustion. Her work might be interpreted as having displaced art from traditional media,