Tuesday, December 12, 2017

E. Lit - Leighton Pierce

Leighton Pierce

Leighton pierce has an aesthetic that really only presents itself to a time based medium that is video. his use of sound and motion blur work together to create an atmosphere that is vague, but in that same instance recognizable. his work is a representation of dreams, and memories and he creates that through the reverberated sound meshed in with seamless transitions of blurred video clips, thus creating works that question whether the event is taking place at all, or if it is a representation of past moments.

E. Lit - Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

His work in his early days was mostly street and journalist work but from an early age Stanley had an eye for scenery and composition. This being one of the driving points from his photography career into his film career, composition and setting the scene is one of the most important things to me as an artist and as relatively beginning photographer. Kubrick evolved through incorporating an abundance of symbolism within the movies he creates and leaves enough information for the viewer to revisit and find different nuances about what he is communicating.

E. Lit - David Hockney

David Hockney

David Hockney is a painter and photographer that has a keen sense of cool and composition and that is clear in both choices of mediums. His use of space and color create a tension between subjects displayed and his use of framing and color palette to make those figures pop is what sets him apart from many other artist that do either of the mediums.

E. Lit - Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin was a photographer that, though he created primarily commercial work, he always gave his images the utmost consideration to juxtapose artistry and fashion as he utilizes exaggerated poses and very punchy and saturated color palette that reflects almost perfectly the provocateur appearance the models he uses convey. Many of his poses remind me of artist such as Egon Schiele, which are fairly demanding poses.

E. Lit - Peter Hujar

Peter Hujar

Peter Hujar is another artist like Elinor that can extract certain subtle expressions our of their subject and create works that have depth, and meaning to it. The humanistic qualities of a person tend to be the things that we general lock away and keep to ourselves. When the subject gives into vulnerability, that is when the true nature the subject comes to the surface.

E. Lit - Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson is an African American artist that works with stereotypes placed on the black community with regarding the women, typical food, and also names given to black people over the past couple hundred years. Her image and text work is some of the most appealing images that use that technique because of the blatant content behind it. 

E. Lit - Elinor Carucci

Elinor Carucci

-       Elinor’s work is strikingly sensual and intimate in nature because of the subject in what she is portraying. Her technique is relatively snapshots, but executed in a way where she is aware and anticipates expression. Her whole body of work is based on connection and family and simple gestures of emotion or expression. The lighting, the poses, the almost touching hands all creates a natural emotion that is honest to the subject, and to the artist creating the image.