Superficial form of art?

 Matt (@mockingmatt) 7 years, 8 months ago

So there’s this art exhibit that I got into.

There are a lot of us involved. Most of the entries were drawings and illustrations and only a few dared to paint.
I have some of my fair share in watercolors and ink paintings and illustrations.
As usual, there are those kinds of artists that express themselves and then there are just those who want to impress.

A few of the participants made charcoal portrait drawings of famous people like Taylor Swift, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Jay-Z, Anna Kendrick, etc. I swear it was like the Grammys.

And then there was my work. Pen and green ink illustrations (like that of money) of skeletons dressed only in accessories, wigs, hats, posed in intimate positions and stained in bright red acrylic (blood) and landscapes in watercolor and graphite.

A lot of people said that I did a good job and that my illustrations and paintings were outstanding, but as I see it, more people are into the celebrities.

It sometimes just makes me want to print out a grayscale face of a celeb and then copy it into paper to make some sort of “art”.

Sorry for ranting.
I just feel bad that society nowadays does not understand the real meaning of pop art.

February 10, 2014 at 5:40 am
Brian Murray (10) (@h1ena) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

Upload some pictures of your work, it sounds pretty amazing to me.

Matt (19) (@mockingmatt) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

i’m thinking about uploading it soon as i get it from the exhibit. the last day of viewing is on friday. after that there will be an awarding…

awarding? yeah really? there’s an awarding. i will not accept any award if ever they give me one.
i don’t believe in any of their shit.

MableCHopkins (17) (@MableCHopkins) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

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Stephani (176) (@dancingscyphozoa) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

Faces of celebrities will be admired today by the masses who don’t like to think, but more abstract and symbolic work will be admired later, deeper by historians.

And also by us HEthens ^_^ I’m with Murray, I’d love to see some of your work, it sounds intriguing, to say the least. :)

joyous1 (42) (@joleensmith12) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

I think you should definitely post your art on here. But why I think people connect to the celebrities is because it is something they know. Its something they can relate to. And its sad that people can’t connect to original art and feel the emotions you put into your art… but thats just the wrong audience then.

Matt (19) (@mockingmatt) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

yah. the right audience. i haven’t though about that. imma post my art soon.

JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

There are two forms of art now days;
Craft & Art.
Craft is the mastery of doing the same thing over and over – celebrity faces, cats, dogs, whatever.
Art is from you. Its for you – not for others.

Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

Blame Warhol and his crappy clip art.

Matt (19) (@mockingmatt) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

i can’t believe it! i got an award for this one.
though i really don’t believe in the awards on art.
but still i feel lucky that the judges appreciate it despite the lack of charisma it got from the viewers.

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