3302 Contextual

3302 Contextual-Studies

Over summer I researched practitioners into their methods of large-scale, given me motivation to assemble my new ceramics-models and doodle technique to craft gigantic collection of mixed-media within Netsuke-figurines.

Niki De Saint Phalle’s methods into monumental-figures in her academic role as French-artist:

  • Not just a personal-hobby but emotional feeling of living into sanctuary
  • Wanted freedom from fear/abused childhood-particularly her father
  • Inflicted her life before adulthood, traumatized Niki used rough techniques of shooting paintball liquids on unused-objects,
La Prairie patrocina la mostra di Niki de Saint Phalle al MoMa PS1 di New  York - Amica
Niki de Saint Phalle | Skull (Meditation Room) | Artsy
Niki de Saint Phalle - Why Bill has to be killed - Parkstone Art

Taken advantage of her abused life, Niki enhanced her ceramics of overcoming challenges, finding art careers, channeling her past-nightmares and which I could investigate her influence on monumental-figures.

  • Learning about her traumatized-life, building structures never witness as children would explore/climbing over them
  • Crowned-figures published at Tuscany countryside/Capalbio Italy as sculptural-park
  • Absorbing her technique to craft my Netsuke-beasts from mixed-media resources including wood, plaster and doodle-patterning
Niki de Saint Phalle and the Art of Tarot | MoMA
Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden | The New Yorker
Tarot Garden-Large scale park, Tuscany countryside 1966:

Books: Niki de Saint Phalle and the Tarot Garden 730.944/SAI


Viewing on Auguste Forestier’s role in wooden-toys which I’d used his reflected craftsmanship of assembling skeletal figures:

  • My primary motive of doodle-ceramics were expanding my creations from small to big versions of Japanese-Netsukes
  • Niki’s influence within my critical-facts onto Japanese-cultural arts
  • Patterning on practical experiments in Pokemon-evolutions
Auguste Forestier created magical... - Outsider Art Fair | Facebook
Et Jean Dubuffet inventa l'Art Brut
Auguste Forestier - Artists - Outsider Art Fair

Improving onto cartoon-arts to the next stage, Keith-Haring is best in his professional role as a doodle-artist. Most of his artworks were goofy in his imaginations, my last year’s creations were adaptable within illustrations to his advantages/strengths.

  • Haring’s creations having a strange-relationship blended by humorist characteristics might affect split-personalities
  • Spread influence into public society but have begun to fulfill his potential in early development when he was a child-oldest of four siblings

Keith-Haring’s doodle-developments/weblink:

Is your Keith Haring art fake? Here's how to tell... - News Without Politics
Keith Haring - 1000 Pieces |Yorkshire Jigsaw Store
Keith Haring's only museum is now free and virtual - News - Digital Arts
  • Admired Niki De Saint Phalle’s development in large scale monuments and her creation of Tarot-Garden
  • Assembling wooden skeletal prototypes giving my lion and gorilla’s appearance through metal-wiring/plaster-arts for stronger texture of Modroc
  • Putting together like Auguste Forestier’s methods as toy-maker, experimenting Netsuke’s evolution of Pokemon via mixed-media arts.
  • Influenced by Keith-Haring’s doodle technique
  • I’m bringing my creations to life in three-dimensional state
  • Selective works in acrylic almost a graffiti form of goofy-development
  • Setting up a stage of illustration-background much different from Haring’s New-York Subway experience.

Reading on a staging method of putting up a visual-theater Petrit-Halilaj’s role of developing a storytelling-artwork:

  • His creation of “Very volcanic over this green feather”
  • Originated from his family but Halilaj’s village were caught in Serbian-Kosovar civil-war and evacuated

Tate St Ives Exhibition:

Petrit Halilaj: Very volcanic over this green feather - Announcements -  e-flux
In Conversation with Petrit Halilaj | Talks : TANK Magazine
Petrit Halilaj: 'I started to live with fear on a daily basis' | Art | The  Guardian
Wonders, and Horrors, Drawn From Boyhood in a War Zone - The New York Times
Jean Dubuffet - Wikipedia
Jean Dubuffet: Trace of an Adventure | Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Jean Dubuffet | Milord (1971) | Available for Sale | Artsy
Fondation Jean Dubuffet, official website, L'Accueillant, 9080

Searching into Jean Dubuffet who had a similar-connection when studying French-painting/sculpture due to idealistic form of directive aesthetics. Being embraced within so-called “low-art” might be traditional of adapting beauty in favor of more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making.

  • Well known into an art-movement called Art-Brut/Outsider-Art
  • Helps to maintain his role of academic-painting
  • Investigating oil-painting mixed with earth/handmade resources for French-doodle modeling

By p2534372

I have always been interested in various forms of art, even from a young age. I developed my interest early on through sculpting with Blu Tack when I was eleven years old and would model figurines from films and TV programs. I had a specific interest in modelling the army of soldiers from the Lord of the Rings using Blu Tack and toothpicks for the armory and weapons. And from the film Avatar, creating Na'vi people using toothpick to create the texture and ripple effect bodies and tones.

It was in my second year at college when I decided to switch from IT & Media to Art & Design, leaving South Leicestershire College to start the B-Tech Enhanced Diploma at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College. I was granted to enter at Level 2 and worked hard to achieve two distinctions in my first year. The switch was the best decision I had made that year and it set my focus to select Fine Art at university. The only university I selected and wanted to study at was DMU, a dream come true!

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