Meteorological Data Visualized as Mixed Media Sculptures by Nathalie Miebach

Nathalie Miebach is an artist based in Boston, whose works translate data of ecology into an installation. I was attracted by the color of her work, the rainbow colors and the complexity of her work has made data into a playground and It is interesting to see data becomes tangible. Click here to the article

Anna Salmi’s war gifs

Anna Salmi’s gifs make me think of how to use image only to portrait an idea, and the relationship between image and text.  Through Anna Salmi’s gifs, I see how colors are used in depicting different sides. Without any text, the seamless color transitions and the use of loop in Anna Salmi’s gifs are working…

Buzzed Driving Prevention PSA

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving is to promote the idea of safe driving, and increase people’s awareness of the risks of drunk driving.   One thing I found in common and interesting among most of the PSA posters is text-based, or heavy in graphics. Designers tend to use complementary colors as well as bold text to…

Adam List’s Geometric Paintings

Adam List is known for his pixelated geometric painting. His contemporary approach to these famous paintings examined the connections between mathematics and nostalgia. What I found interesting about his painting was his process of decomposing the original paintings using blocks of color. The juxtaposition of flatness and 3-dimensionality in his paintings made me rethink about…

Tomi Hamel’s painting

Tomi Hamel is a painter who lives in Canada, “her art practice draws from personal experiences and outward observations to create thematic bodies of work that reflect on and interpret the psychological unease characteristic of our age.” (From her website) Her paintings are story-riched, and her use of satire and humor together successfully engaged viewers….

Kazumasa Nagai: “Life”

The “broken nature” that we talked about during class made me think of forms and abstraction. It reminds me of Kazumasa Nagai’s poster designs. The forms in his posters are not portrayed in a realistic way, they resemble animals, and most importantly, they are a symbol that represents life. During class, we went through the…

Alex Katz’s Cut-Outs

Nathalie Du Pasquier’s exhibition reminds me of Alex Katz’s cut-outs. Both showed a similar way of thinking about space. Alex Katz presents his painting in a 3 dimensional way. The absence of the background has giving each work a feeling of restraint and at the same time, the openness of layering. Similarly, Nathalie Du Pasquier’s…