Watching: Random videos on YouTube and Google Video
Doing: Glitching/data bending photos
Sometimes it's good to get feedback that makes you step back and question what you're doing and why you're doing it. I had such feedback a few days ago and it forced me to have a bit of a think about my work.
Here's what happened:
~mystical-creatureYour art's Ok ... I guess. Not really my thing. I mean, not to be rude or anything - just good critisism - but I could do better than that and I'm only 13! But I guess it's Ok if you like that kinda thing. It's good for what it's meant to look like - if you get what I mean; it's just not really ... traditional, is it?
~lukerobertsHaha, well, thanks for the honest feedback. I know that most of my work won't appeal to a wide audience, but I know there are some people who like it. And I'm one of them
I don't think my work is traditional either, in any sense of the word. Unless you go back to minimalist artists like Mondrian, or abstract expressionist artsts like Rothko or Pollock, then I guess my work is in their tradition. I think it's a mix between that and the "found" art of Duchamp, because really, I don't personally paint, graffiti, scratch or do anything to the surfaces I just find them and photograph them. But even though I haven't made the work with my own hands, I have chosen it, seen the beauty in it and to me, it is 'art'.
I see the beauty in the ageing of the surface, the cracking of the old, faded paint, the brightly coloured graffiti someone has sprayed on it, the rust that has formed on the edges, the scratches and marks that give it character. Then I try to capture that beauty through the lens of the camera, so I can continue to appreciate it and perhaps share it with a few other people who might enjoy it as much as I do.
But if you personally don't like it, then I don't mind. I don't expect many people to. I guess art is in the eye of the beholder. And if you're still not convinced, here's something I drew when I was about your age: www.deviantart.com/view/189538…
Also, if you want to go and try taking photos like mine, then I would genuinely be interested to see what you come up with I love see the textures from all over the world. Anyway, good luck with your drawing!
~mystical-creatureOh . . . I get what your art's about now! I'll have a go . . . not promising anything much. Might not even remember to! Oh well. If I don't it's not the end of the world, is it?! I kinda see what your on about now you've explained it. By the way, that pic you drew when you where my age is good.
(~mystical-creature is 13 and draws anime type people... in case you were wondering, because she seems to have left dA and deleted all her stuff)
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