Category: Secondary Research

A reflectively written summary of all the books I read, talks I listen to and online research I do during this MA in order to develop my final project.

Research paper — Brainstorming part 1

This blog will literally flow directly onto the screen from my mind so it may not contain very many coherent thoughts, but hopefully, it will allow me to make some sense of the ideas I have for my research paper topic.   Researching Robert Rauschenberg, I stumbled onto Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’. He created this piece under the pseudonym ‘R. Mutt’, an almost comical and unrealistic name, and submitted it to the gallery board that he himself was part of. What was the Fountain? A urinal. Yes. You heard right. Marcel Duchamp purchased an ordinary urinal, signed it and submitted it …

Artist Case Study 5: Robert Rauschenberg’s Combines

        Ever since I combined sculpture and canvas I have been searching for artists who have done the same in the past. I couldn’t find that many. Why was I looking? I guess because I believe that it always helps to build on existing works, and learn from them. One artists I did discover was Robert Rauschenberg. He apparently made art he called “Combines” which involved a cojoining of sculpture and painting. I decided to study a bit about him. Here is what he had to say about the process of his “Combines”: He claimed he “wanted …

Artist case study 4: Karina Llergo

Form, form, form. I know I have been going on and on about it, but I feel it is an integral part of my exploration of myself as an artist. It’s just something that seems important to me. I seek out the shapes and forms in my own paintings as I paint. It is a discovery I make about what the painting is trying to say. It is also about the challenge. An acrylic pour is so formless and flowing that it feels like a worthy challenge to try to create a fleeting shape as the paint falls. Also, the …

Artist Case Study 3: Jackie Peach

In my quest to find form within the abstract art of acrylic pouring, I stumbled onto artist Jackie Peach. I loved how her paintings were created through pouring paint and yet held a distinct image. Just like me, Jackie Peach began art after being propelled into business school because people need “sensible” careers. And then, just like me, life caught up really fast and she had to put her dreams on hold. Anyway, she got back on track and I can relate to that and find that really inspirational. Another thing that is really interesting is where she gets her …

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