KazM

Lambton, Australia

As a life time doodler I decided that it is time to see who else likes my art, after having a go at writing, drawing, painting, graphic...

Afternoon of Art Shows

I have just been watching some art based shows.
One show was on the art of Dan Horgan.
Dan is a Californian artist, he is environmental artist, who has spent 30 years creating art in the wilderness where he organises found objects, often stone.
Many of his works are created in the wilderness or on the beach and just left there to be reclaimed or not by nature.
This doco is the story of his first in gallery creation. It is an exploration of the process of the creation as well as an exploration of the life that got him to the place where he was ready to create art in a very inhabited space without the assistance and inspiration of the of the natural landscape.
Sometimes he organises people or carves sand into temporary artworks which only exist for the time they are photographed.
He often works in circular or serpentine forms, both of which I continually return to.
He is an example of a craftsman who creates art by knowing when to stop.
Contrasting to this program was an earlier one on Takashi Murakami, a Japanese pop artist who critiques and parodies commercial design and commercialism. Much of his work is based on over the top smiley type characters and references anime and manga styles. He uses over size works to turn the cut into the over powering.
I am interested in the story of the process of creating art and it is one of the many things I enjoy about RB.

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