Pipilotti Rist

Posted in Uncategorized on February 14th, 2011 by sjackson249

Pipilotti Rist seems to use photography to create her art more than any other means. She also seems to have an obsession with distortions of the female body. A great amount of her art includes bleeding women, women missing body parts, women bent in unnatural ways and other such distortions of the female body.

I found most of Pipilotti’s work to be slightly disturbing. Although I was impressed with her skills in photography and and photo manipulation, her topics made me a little sick to my stomach. I must admit that I did not look at a whole lot of her work before I decided not to look any deeper. She is a skilled artist, but maybe a little too creepy.

Italy

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8th, 2011 by sjackson249

Cory Arcangel

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7th, 2011 by sjackson249

Cory’s art is mostly centered around programming and digital mediums. A lot of digital artists use digital means; however, Cory actually delves into the technical realm of the digital.  For example, one of his works of art included re-writing the Mario cartridge  for the Nintendo to only show the clouds. Another of his works was to take a Mario cartridge and make a fifteen minute short movie portraying a more emotionally distraught Mario.

I find Cory’s art to be interesting. The taking of cartridges and creating a form of art from it using programming is simply great. At the beginning of the semester I defined digital fine art as any use of technology that is highly skilled, and I believe Cory fits that definition.

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