Musings on Art and the Contemporary Art World
For the average person the contemporary art world seems to speak in a foreign language. I have found over the past decade that many people have an interest in art but feel like outsiders to a very insulated conversation. The truth is, contemporary art is often created in a multilayered way that references art history with which many people are not familiar. This leaves the ordinary viewer at a loss, but also provides a bit of hope since there are multiple interpretations that can be made of contemporary art works.
The purpose of this blog site is two-fold. First, it includes thoughts, observations, and analysis of contemporary artists and their works. Hopefully, some of this will allow people who are not often part of the contemporary art world conversations some tools to interpreting and enjoying work that they would normally bypass. It may also offer a slightly different view on some contemporary works than is typically available. The second type of blog entry is based on my own artwork. This will give previews of some of the pieces currently under production in my studio, along with some discussion of the process and techniques employed.
The nature of blogs makes their web presence more easily updated than this main artist's website, so the content will change often. If you would like to be informed by email when the blog is updated please email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Arman *** Conrad Bakker *** Louise Bourgeois *** James Castle *** Amy Day *** Thomas Demand *** James Ensor *** Lucian Freud *** Felix Gonzalez-Torres *** Robert Gober *** Craig Goodworth *** Arshile Gorky *** Subdodh Gupta *** Cynthia Gusler *** Sean Gyshen Fennell *** Ann Hamilton *** Tim Hawkinson *** Stanley William Hayter *** Damien Hirst *** Jenny Holzer *** Edward Hopper *** William Kentridge *** Edward Kienholz *** Charles LeDray *** Allison Luce *** Cildo Meireles *** Richard Prince *** Robert Rauschenberg *** Tim Rollins & KOS *** Jenny Saville *** Carolyn Shadid-Lewis *** Dick Swift *** Frances Trombly *** Cy Twombly *** Bill Viola *** Kara Walker *** Andy Warhol *** Andrew Wyeth
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Go to Tyrus's Eye on Art to begin reading these essays today. There, you may also search artists and topics to find items relevant to your particular interests.