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ART/making your mark

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by SuburbianBrat, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. SuburbianBrat

    SuburbianBrat New Jack

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    I've been struggling lately with what it is I consider to be my art. I see an underlying originality in it but it seems to be missing something. I often stop to think is this all crap? I'm surrounded everyday by these suck up emo-kids who do murals for the teachers to earn brownie points. But these are the kids who the colleges want and are in good with the art. dept.
    Anyhow, has anyone had this continuous artists block of being undecided with your work, and not quite grasping what it needs?
    I basically do low-brow collage style paintings with an occasional silk-screen.

    THE DEVIL! Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 11, 2000 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 0
    Suicide is the only answer.
    Then, maybe you will gain respest from the art community. I said MAYBE.
  3. Describing your art by medium and style used is probably your problem
  4. SuburbianBrat

    SuburbianBrat New Jack

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    well i figured it'd be easier for people do identify with something rather than with nothing.....


    i feel the exact same way.
    it may sound corny but instead of focusing on the media and the aesthetic, we should concentrate on the message, our role in art, what we have to say that others cant say...
  6. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    if you are stressing here on what others see in your work...dont sweat it. my work is incredibly different than the other work the kids do at my school (and im not tossing around how incredible unique i am or anything...it just so happens i do a different form of art than they do). i think you shuold keep up with your work. keep doing new things always. i paint (not graffiti-wise) or whatever everyday of the week. art has become the most important thing in my life. i do my art so i can live forever...and if i dont...oops. art is the only reason why i enjoy life. blah blha i dont know where i am going with this...
  7. SuburbianBrat

    SuburbianBrat New Jack

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    I would say that I try to capture a mood in my painting using whatever I have around. I spend the majority of my time on my backgrounds which usually tend to set the mood. However I feel that it is when I go to add the subject that the problems come about. When i look at my work i immediatly feel something but i know it could be better ya know? Kinda like no matter who you screw the feeling is the same just sometimes it's better. I think that if I could tap into that thing that would make it better I would truely have something great and worthy of artistic merit.
  8. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    oddly enough...i would like to talk to you. i never wanted to talk to anyone on this board. do you have aim or anything?
  9. Next good painting you make, regardless of what it's about, drill four holes across the middle and screw some huge fucking half-inch nut-and-bolts through the holes. Why? I don't know why the fuck you'd do such a thing... but I do know that it's gonna make the painting be something you don't want or didn't expect, and THAT's where you get the true moments of enlightenment/inspiration/understanding.

    Make something familiar and comfortable, then fuck it all up with the first thing that comes to mind. Trust me, it works. Beer,

    El Mamerro
  10. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    yeah exactly...when i do paintings...geez...i go crazy. whatever i have around me goes on there. ill draw on the surface, throw tape on there, put holes in it, tape things to it...who cares.

    in the end...the stuff i liked from the start isnt there or its half there....or maybe it is there...but overall thats what i love. its like life. you like things about life. in the end...you may have finally experineced them...or maybe only half experineced them...or maybe you didnt. i love art. i love destruction. i love the art of destruction. i love destryoing things i hate and love because its what i love and i love to destroy what i love and hate and so on and so on...
  11. ohno*rock

    ohno*rock Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 136 Likes Received: 0

  12. 455

    455 Guest

    I try to use different mediums in the same piece(drawing,canvas...whatever)..and yeah,I usually paint with whatever is happening in my life at that moment...I studied at college for 4 years and still don't know my full potential-you never stop learning-what you create is your "art"...regardless if you sew or build houses...you create something with your hands and your soul..and that is what counts..you must produce something for yourself before you worry about what someone else thinks of it...I have always liked drawing paper bags..and make it look like a black and white print-graphite pencils work great for this...for me,it's fun.keep it up...an artists' mentality is hard to deal with most times and it's because you see things in a different light-sometimes I get headaches from thinking about what to do next..I don't know..take one day at a time and see where it takes you.later.;)
  13. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  14. SuburbianBrat

    SuburbianBrat New Jack

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  15. daus

    daus Member

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    Okay so heres the deal...

    everything I learned about painting and drawing came from graff, never once have I taken a class for technique. Now in art school I hate to bring in anything that can visually be compared with graff (painting drawing sculpture), simply because I feel uncomfortable discussing my work with people who have no fucking idea where I am coming from.

    But I do the same shit sometimes when I look at a fellow students work and have no idea where the fuck they are coming from either because they are caught up in the art school way too much (language and theory bullshit)

    I wonder now what can I possibly do so that any joe who walks up to my work can understand what the fuck its about.

    Art does not belong in graffiti. Graffiti does not belong in art. Graffiti is not art but a representation of how fucked up art can be.