Monday, January 24, 2011


As an artist, I have defined the work I do as nonobjective or abstract. The video title says it all, REFLECTION OF RESOLUTION. In this video piece, I have created an art work that may not need anymore further explanations...Right. Wrong, in this world we live in a world where we need to understand or have an understanding of everything in this world. This is definitely true in the art world where everything that is created and expressed is on a visual basis. In my opinion, the visual arts is the most misunderstood of all the other art forms. Why? Because it is an expression of the creator that is solely relied upon the visual world, and people need to be informed on how to see. Many people go through their lives and never stop to question what it is that they see, yet alone how it evokes an emotional response to what they are observing. My art video is simple and yet appears to be complex. Complex compositional y that is in the media in of itself. My intention in the title of this work, is to bring the viewer to question the nature of reflection, and the reflection of what. The reflection of the camera reflecting in on it self. There was some editing involved, as far as transitions and title were concerned. This brings up another issue in art. Should there be any editing in an artwork, as far as production and post production are concerned? I understand we live in a world where media is driven by post production and special effects which are at their prime.
In this recent video, I did
not want to get too caught up in the post production aspect of the video. In fact I believe I have struck an equilibrium between the two; in that I have left some familiar or those not so familiar icons on the screen. By reminding the viewer that they're viewing an art work that happens to be a video, and not something that has been put into a production company's special effects software. When viewing the video art work, I wanted to bring the viewer, to find the visual tension between what draws them into the picture plane of abstraction and at the same have ques or icons that bring them back into the reality or nature of what the work is in of itself. Will we ever be able to see art for what it really and truly is? Art and artists have to compete with so much, over visual stimulation. Will media and media driven culture cancel artists and their works out? As artists seek to connect their viewers to question the nature of observation, and seeing the world through the eyes of their creations, there will always be a cultural necessity; for that's why I feel there will always be a place for the visual arts and artists.