Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay is a Swiss-American artist who grew up in Geneva, Switzerland. He got a Bachelor of Fine Arts it the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He is an artist who has worked in almost every medium of art, but he always incorporates sound or music in every one of his pieces. He sometimes works with records to create new music, by using the records on turntables to create continuous loops, and skips. The first piece I saw from him was him on Night Music using turntables. I couldn’t really get through the entire thing because it sounded like … Continue reading Christian Marclay

Wafaa Bilal

Wafaa Bilal is an Iraqi American artist and author who is known for his video, electronic, and media art. He is currently a professor at the Tisch School of the arts at NYU.  He is most famous for his 2007 piece called Domestic Tension that was in protest of the Iraq War. He locked himself in a small room in a gallery located in Chicago for 30 days. He could be seen 24-7 with a remote controlled paintball that shot yellow paint that smelled bad and sounded like semiautomatic gun, viewers would be able to shoot at him at any … Continue reading Wafaa Bilal

Appropriation

So I think I may have had a little too much fun with this assignment. I first started out wanting to do a human figure using only album covers. I used Taylor Swifts 1989 album cover. David Bowies, Aladdin Sane album cover. Elton John’s, A Wonderful Crazy Night album cover and finally Christina Aguilera, Stripped album cover. But then late late at night, shower thoughts happened. Which led to the beginning of the shower thoughts series. BUT THEN I kept playing around with it and made him into a Stripper and then finally, at 12:30 AM I put stripper mona-trump … Continue reading Appropriation

Cory Arcangel

Cory Arcangel is a post-conceptual artist who works with almost every medium of art from Brooklyn, New York.  He has worked with video game hacks, performance art, drawing, and music. He is best known for his video game hacks most famously his “Super Mario Clouds” and “Various Self Playing Bowling Games.” His self playing bowling games exhibition was commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York, And the Barbican in London. In both museums, you walk into the room filled with large screen projections of various bowling games throughout history all playing themselves, and all throwing gutter … Continue reading Cory Arcangel

Rashaad Newsome

Rashaad Newsome is certainly the most interesting digital artists that I have seen.  Trying to blend two cultures together, hip hop and art.  He has dabbled in almost every form of digital art. He has produced collages, installations, performance pieces, videos and song. One of the first pieces was a video series called “Shade Composition.” It was the first video that came up when you click on his website, so it was my first introduction on his work. The piece is preformed by women of color and drag queens. The performers were doing various expressions, head-cocking, tongue-clicking.… all gestures of displeasure … Continue reading Rashaad Newsome