Thursday, May 5, 2011

Another big drawing

Where I have been lately?! In the art studio, of course... I have basically been living at uni, producing art every day - until the sun rises, sometimes! Here is my newest work. Inspired by climbing. Read more below:

This is the text i was responding to:

"Despite its apparent precision, perspective is a generalization about experience. It schematizes but does not really represent the way that we see. Look at an object: your eye is never still. It flicker
s, involuntarily restless, from side to side. Nor is your head still in relation to the object; every moment brings a fractional shift in its position, which results in a minuscule difference of aspect. The more you move, the bigger the shifts and differences become. If asked to, the brain can isolate a given view, frozen in time; but its experience of the world outside the eye is more like a mosaic than a perspective set up, a mosaic of multiple relationships, none of them (as far as vision is concerned) wholly fixed. Any sight is a sum of different glimpses. And so reality includes the painter's efforts to perceive it. Both the viewer and the view are part of the same field. Reality, in short, is interaction.”-Robert Hughes

Artist Statement:

After reading the quote from Robert Hughes's book "The Shock of the New", my thoughts automatically turned to my great passion: rock climbing. The text deals with perspective, interaction, and motion, which all directly relate to climbing. The climber's perspective is a unique aspect of the sport. Climbing is a portal into a completely different world - the vertical world, and it is a perspective that very few people will ever experience.

When scaling up a wall, it is as if all of the conflicts in my life temporarily disappear and the only thing that matters is a single movement of my body to hold on to a piece of rock. Climbing requires intense focus and perpetuating concentration; an endless trance. Every movement is inevitably turned into a tunnel-vision goal, which is achieved immediately almost every time, over and over again.

This series of work is an attempt to bring the viewer into the life of a climber. Each piece represents an individual section of rock, which requires specific movements to unlock the sequence and dance up the wall. Climbing requires one to focus only on single movements, as taking too much in can be overwhelming.

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