Sunday, 25 November 2012


Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.
His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
Banksy's work was born of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco and the book Home Sweet Home, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s." Observers have noted that his style is similar to Blek le Rat who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris and Jef Aerosol who sprayed his first street stencil in 1982 in Tours (France), and members of the anarcho-punk band Crass, which maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s. However Banksy himself stated on his website that in all actuality he based his work on that of 3D from Massive Attack, stating, "No, I copied 3D from Massive Attack. He can actually draw."
Known for his contempt for the government in labeling graffiti as vandalism, Banksy displays his art on public surfaces such as walls, even going as far as to build physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti directly himself; however, art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder. Banksy's first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie," made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released in the UK on 5 March 2010. In January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for the film.

A mouth with a spray can is what they call him, a high inspiration for me from the moment I got to know what Banksy was, rage with images and actions.

Bansky's first solo show was called "Barely Legal" as shown in the documentary "Exit through the gift shop" I highly recommend it for people who haven't watched it.
here are some of his works,

I work with graffiti myself and he major inspiration and motivation is Banksy,
the twist of humor I find quite relatable.
for more of his works visit

Monday, 19 November 2012


As the presentation given last week, I hope I have made it clear
art for me is the art for me !
now to narrow down my area of research,
i'd like to talk about an artist that works with animal blood.

  • Born 1977, New York City
  • Lives in NYC, Works in NJ

  • "Blood, procured from a slaughterhouse, is the primary medium in my works. Through my experimental, invented process, I encase blood in plexiglass and UV resin. This preservation technique permanently retains the organic material's natural colors, patterns, and textures. The works become relics of that which was once living, embodying transformation, regeneration and an allegory of death to life.

    I use various mark-making methods, including layering the blood at different densities as well as heating, burning, and aging the material. Copper, a conductor of electricity, is sometimes mixed with the blood, imparting a unique, fiery energy. Blood-soaked gauze, stretched over the surface, creates another textural layer that serves as a map of memory and homage to ancient wrapping rituals. In some instances, blood that has decomposed for years forms dense masses that are ground into dust and tossed into the works, as a sign of passing and change.

    When lit, the works become translucent, cast shadows, and project a glow, appearing as if they are illuminated from within. The materials and luminosity in these bodies of work relate to themes of corporeality, mortality, spirituality, and science—invigorating blood as sublime. " Jordan Eagles

    Part of what fueled his experiment was a conversation at college with his best friend Greg about life after death. Eagles decided to create a series of paintings that would act as a counter-argument to these debates. He initially used red paint to bring scientific illustrations of childbirth to life. “The problem was that the paint was not capturing the root of that emotional charge that represents life, so I decided to go down to Chinatown and get a pint of blood instead,” says Eagles.
    After creating the pieces for the childbirth series, they naturally changed shade over time. “The colors changed from a pretty vibrant red, to a darker crimson and then to brown,” says Eagles of the oxidation process. In a bid to learn how to stop this decomposition, he set about on a trial and error experiment using heat, electricity, different drying methods and other organic matter to transform this substance of life.
    While he insists his approach doesn’t stem from any preconceptions or connotations attached to the material, his work is nevertheless replete with symbolism. Copper finds a central place because it is a conductor of electricity, gauze because it is a means of wrapping and preserving wounds. He describes his usual approach as that of a maximalist, which he tried to avoid with his current work: “I tried to be more minimal with Hemofields, trying to reduce and isolate the process.”
    It is clear that Eagles is somewhat keen to steer away from the shock value that many critics associate with the use of organic materials. He also professes to being largely oblivious to others’ work: “I had no context for what I was doing in terms of what has been done before – it was more about presenting my artwork to my friend as an aha!”
    Hermann Nitsch, part of the Viennese Actionism movement of the 1960s and 1970s, is thought of as one of the earliest artists using blood as a means of expression – though Nitsch is often perceived as being ritualistic and existential. More recently, British artist Marc Quinn’s self-portrait cast of his head using his own blood was met with much controversy.


    Saturday, 10 November 2012

    Tell Me All..


    Sub-scripting the presentation,

    1- Impression Imagination
    In a field so subjective, its not hard to say that art to me is highly subjective
    quoting from ways of seeing by john berger "One only See's what they know" that being that
    that's all that my practise as an artist circulates around. and most of it revolves the medium of New Media Arts.

    2- New media Art THE DEFINITION
    New media art is a genre that encompasses artworks created with new media technologies, including digital art, computer graphics, computer animation,
    virtual art, Internet art, interactive art, computer robotics, and art as biotechnology.

    reference to blog number one ".."

    3-Art for me
    On the same subject Art to me has always been about me,
    my imagination was only but triggered by the mobility of the digital medium, some of the reasons that I found extremely helpful the ones that fit for my
    practice are that Digital medium is a quick medium, One See's the progress as s/he proceeds, along with the ability of multi tasking  to do several things
    at a time, and updating myself with as many things I need to.

    Digital medium is quite powerful, in simple words is the translator of the imagination. let it be yours or somebody Else's

    Art as we know it is a multi interpretation field, a single stroke can mean a hundred things and the emergence of the digital medium say film making extends
    its arm in a way to lock your or some body's imagination or to replace it with yours.
    Ill here take an example of say a novel that gets produced into a film.
    Whilst reading the novel one can imagine hundreds of possibility's and locations and characters and worlds, while the director of the film locks it down to
    the imagination he keeps, in other words tries to translate his own vision.
    what happens here Is that goes without saying for all the people who've read the novel and had there own world imagined up with replace there imaginations
    with the one of that specific director who empowers his vision through that medium.
    that was just an example of the power of this medium and safe to say its no less then a weapon.
    To me the idea of understanding is fairly simple. It either connects or it doesn't. and that is to say that one point where the bar of interest is lost.
    For me the element of interest is greatly important.
    Name June Paik
    Vito Acconci
    or even Joan Jonas
    without a doubt are known as the pioneers of video/performance art.
    People find their works fascinating beyond words, i just don't. There works dose not overlap my circles of interest.
    There's nothing wrong in saying that "i don't like it"
    here on the other hand just a rough example i find the works of
    Ana Mendita
    Marina Abromawick
    Rafael Lacoste
    or even Musicians like
    Marilyn Manson
    Or Lady Gaga
    i find them very fascinating and it just clicks right through my interest circle.
    (Reference to blog "bad things come in two" and "..")
    6-My World
    Art is for the eye, Art is for my eye
    My way-My Mind-My world
    Everything we do in our lives is directly related to what we see, on other words what ever we do is for our eyes.
    I apply the same principles to myself.
    7-Inspiring nature
    here I took the example of Damien Hirst another Media Artist
    just to explain a few points further
    what I find relate able in his work and what interests me is
    the RAW NATURE of his work, to much to a very literal reading RAW-NESS.
    The visual beauty of Tamed-nature, even though i see nature at its up most beauty when its aggressive and ruthless, but it works in his way.
    The Body also say the structure has always interested me, the human body or not the human body. Whats inside the body and whats not. The transparency, the
    nakedness of it all.
    (reference # 4 to blog "let me paint to")
    8-Invention of love (2010)
    I believe nothings cliché, if its done properly. And this short film to say the least is done very nicely.
    This is a short animated story by Andrey Kushkow.
    9-My Head
    Ive had the perfect idea of life, in my head. Guess we all do
    and we all live it in our head's.
    Here are something's with the visual examples of what i use the most in my practise.
    The Body like i mentioned earlier.
    The personalities, the animated, their characteristics, the characters, and their different ways of life etc
    The Mind and the predictability, we had this artist talk with a couple of profession film makers the day before and
    one of them said something very interesting " the video medium if used smartly, can make the viewer think or do what ever you want to do, say eliminate all
    the possibilities of actions except for one and the mind directly sets of the only available option and goes for it."
    That's quite true i know it because Ive used it at times at some specific places.
    The animation and not just of the imagination but also of the mind.
    The experience the work provides the environment it creates, the feelings it evoke.
    The nature (which i just previously mentioned)
    (Reference # 5/6 to blog "move me" and "Artsy")


    Saturday, 3 November 2012

    Brain STORM.




    BioArt is an art practice where humans work with live tissues, bacteria, living organisms, and life processes. Using scientific processes such as biotechnology (including technologies such as genetic engineering, tissue culture, and cloning) the artworks are produced in laboratories, galleries, or artists' studios. The scope of BioArt is considered by some artists to be strictly limited to “living forms”, while other artists would include art that uses the imagery of contemporary medicine and biological research, or require that it address a controversy or blind spot posed by the very character of the life sciences.
    Although BioArtists work with living matter, there is some debate as to the stages at which matter can be considered to be alive or living. Creating living beings and practicing in the life sciences brings about ethical, social, and aesthetic inquiry.

    An example of BioArt, made with bacteria expressing 8 different colors of fluorescent proteins.
    BioArt is often intended to be shocking or humorous. One survey of the field in Isotope: A Journal of Literary Science and Nature Writing puts it this way: "BioArt is often ludicrous. It can be lumpy, gross, unsanitary, sometimes invisible, and tricky to keep still on the auction block. But at the same time, it does something very traditional that art is supposed to do: draw attention to the beautiful and grotesque details of nature that we might otherwise never see."

    Anna Dumitriu.
    A bacteria dress

    Joe Davis
    Rubisco Stars, SETI Molecules and the Paradox of Scale

    Hunter Cole

    Bioluminescence - a bacterial light show

    Having just stumbled across the work of Hunter Cole, I couldn’t help but share it ! Hunter Cole creates works of art from precisely created cultures of bioluminescent bacteria.
    Bioluminescence is the production of light by an organism where energy is released by a chemical reaction (often involving Adenosine Triphosphate) in the form of light. Many animals have developed bioluminescence, such as ‘fireflies’, the ‘glow worm’, angler fish like the one in Finding Nemo, and in spectacular form in squid. Indeed this is true for many other marine vertebrates and invertebrates, around 90 percent of marine life is estimated to bioluminesce in one form or another!
    Hunter Cole grew the bacteria responsible for this bioluminescence, in cultures on arranged agar plates and filmed as they grew, showing the ways in which their light emission developed and changed as they grew and died.

     and others