Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Artist Review

For those of you who have not heard of JR, look up his work @JRArt and let me know what you think! Anyways, this is my review of his work.

JR owns the biggest art gallery in the world. He brings his work to the streets as a way of sending out messages and catching the attention of those who don't tend to go to museums or gallery's. His work mixes Art, Act, Freedom, Identity, Limit, and also communicates commitment and orgininallity. He has accomplished a lot and will continue to grow as an artist. 

Between 2004 and 2006, JR created "Portraits of a Generation". This project focused on portraits of young people from the housing projects around Paris that he exhibited in huge format. These portraits were sometimes as large as the side of a building, drawing the attention of the people passing by below.

In 2008, JR undertook an international tour for "Women Are Heroes", a project that highlights the dignity of women who are often targets during conflicts. He was very successful with a project in Times Square with the "Inside Out Project" in 2013. The project challenger advertising with a massive work of art that consisted of thousands of portraits of locals and tourists.

JR'S biggest goal seems to be bringing art to the streets and go the world as a whole. He expresses bis opinions in many different ways and also uses his work to bring people together. His work sends powerful messages and is very inspiring. His goals for his artwork are uplifting. I love his outlook on life and how he sees the world. His methods are amazing and very unique. I think that he is very creative and successful. I look forward to seeing more of his work, and I hope this review will convince you to check out his work as well.

Thank you ^.^

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Grade 12 Art

My art teacher Mrs. Rose has started this year by asking us to interpret other artists work and opinions. Recently we were introduced to a quote and given an idea for a project. We are allowed to expand further from the idea as long as it represents who we are. We were asked to tell our own story/create a book about ourselves. How we would like to tell our story is up to us.

I have written down my ideas for this project and I am very excited for it. To expand on what is shown in the picture, I felt that one book wouldn't be enough to represent me.

How can somebody's experiences and interests be contained in only a few pages?

Instead I am going to create my own book covers that represent me. This will include my interests, things that are important to me,  and my goals and dreams. I will update on this project soon. ^.^