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'Concept' Writers

Discussion in 'Art & Design' started by -Unztopbl750-, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. -Unztopbl750-

    -Unztopbl750- New Jack

    Joined: Apr 6, 2005 Messages: 18 Likes Received: 0
    OK then. What I mean by 'Concpt writers' are those who deal with a deeper theme, one that unites all their pieces, tag names etc. What comes first, eye candy or brain food ( ;) )?
    Are these artists highbrow or lowbrow, or just plkain fucking pretentious?

    Be clear I do not mean so called'Graffiti' writers who use art school training and one watch of wildstyle to appropriate an entire culture and do pieces on canvas to display in galleries (see McKenzie Galleries in St andrews for some truly shocking examples, not that any of you will live anywhere near sta's) I do in fact mean thoses who use grafitti as an expressive tool to convey serious points of view

    Tell me if ive babbled a whole load of shit, i find it difficult to tell sometimes
     
  2. Carla Bruni

    Carla Bruni New Jack

    Joined: Feb 16, 2005 Messages: 38 Likes Received: 0
    I already see graffiti as a "concept" in itself so writers that involve another layer of meaning in the act of writing kind of run the risk to overload their shit you know
     
  3. Carla Bruni

    Carla Bruni New Jack

    Joined: Feb 16, 2005 Messages: 38 Likes Received: 0
    i really like espo's stuff, and KR selling KRink is a good concept
     
  4. -Unztopbl750-

    -Unztopbl750- New Jack

    Joined: Apr 6, 2005 Messages: 18 Likes Received: 0
    KRink is definitely clever, but I think it kind of defeats the point. Graffitti by its nature is meant to be sorta freeform, and selling people your custom ink is (in my opinion) just like licensing people to use your style. Better to tell people how to make the shit, and let them individualise it
     
  5. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    this is very art school discourse.
     
  6. POIESIS

    POIESIS Member

    Joined: Aug 10, 2004 Messages: 879 Likes Received: 0
  7. I.C.Shadow

    I.C.Shadow Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 9, 2004 Messages: 1,190 Likes Received: 1
    aye I agree, I think most of the conversations in class are pretentious and overly complex. If you want to break something down post some examples maybe to help out the discussion. :clown2:
     
  8. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    how long you been writing? how much money do your parents deposit in your bank account every month?
    writing is about getting up and getting over. 'krink' has made KR one of the most famous writers of the last decade, that wouldn't have happened if he gave shit away for free.

    writers that have some obvious philosophical theme tying all their work together are one dimmensional and boring...or atleast in every scenario i can imagine they are.
     
  9. -Unztopbl750-

    -Unztopbl750- New Jack

    Joined: Apr 6, 2005 Messages: 18 Likes Received: 0
    Hahaha you obviously have no fucking clue about my parents.

    That post was full of shit, and i thought about removing it, but dont say shit like that
     
  10. -Unztopbl750-

    -Unztopbl750- New Jack

    Joined: Apr 6, 2005 Messages: 18 Likes Received: 0
    The point that I was TRYING to make was just that I think describing KRink as a 'concept' totally misses the point of what I meant (no offence)

    I am actually talking about a group of people I know who don't really consider themselves 'writers' but more traditional artists, but they paint on walls. They (3 of them) do stuff together, kinda surrealist type stuff, usually with no written content.

    To start talking about graffiti was just confusing
     
  11. MAGS156

    MAGS156 Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 4, 2005 Messages: 1,034 Likes Received: 1
    allong the lines of NEWA ? billboards and shit
     
  12. MAGS156

    MAGS156 Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 4, 2005 Messages: 1,034 Likes Received: 1
    with a message
     
  13. -Unztopbl750-

    -Unztopbl750- New Jack

    Joined: Apr 6, 2005 Messages: 18 Likes Received: 0
    don't know NEWA, see above post
     
  14. -Unztopbl750-

    -Unztopbl750- New Jack

    Joined: Apr 6, 2005 Messages: 18 Likes Received: 0
    justo be crystal clear: I have no problem with KR or KRink

    Its just not what I was talking about
     
  15. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    so basically you're talking about art fag bullshit, not graffiti, right?
    ok, good. i can go back to not paying any attention then.
     
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