Oliver De Sagazan


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What is IT???

Marilyn Arsem - "Undertow"
Carla Trujillo- Dust Devil Assemblage

In my artistic practice I tend to address issues that concern me. I tend to think too much, but at the end I discard all my assumptions and theories. During this semester I want to be able to express my thoughts through the use of art, I want to find a way in which my words become visual representations that come together to create a piece that engages the viewers in multiple interactions in the same space. I want to create and experience, a memory or a simple reaction from the viewer. To accomplish this I am going to start by bringing all my thoughts together, by writing or printing them into a set of six large monoprints. Each monoprint will illustrate my feelings at the moment of the creation. Then, for each thought I will create a small sculptural piece and I will bring all the sculptural pieces together to create one solid piece. The final piece will be place in front of the monoprints.

The most resent artists that I have been looking at are; Carla Trujillo and Marilyn Arsem.

Carla Trujillo is a Mix media artist her work for me seems to be grotesque and beautiful at the same time, something that has always grabbed my attention. Sometimes I think of violence and destruction as something beautiful but painful and I think her piece combine those feelings and creates something beautiful for me. She illustrates the reality of life.


Marilyn Arsem is a performance artist, most of her performance pieces are not planned in advance rather they respond to the space. Performance art has grabbed my attention because half of the piece is the viewers’ reaction. I tend to look for the viewers’ reactions in all of my pieces this is why I want to create a performance piece this semester and see what it does for me.


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