Monday, April 19, 2010

Photograph as an Ingredient in Mixed Media

Photography is now becoming the prominent favorite hobby. Thanks to digital technology, which made everything easier. Aspiring photographers and shutterbugs are everywhere. Professional photographers might actually get pissed how some kids carry their DSLRs around their neck, as if their cameras are the new blings.

The pictures that these cameras produce can tell the purpose of the people behind the lenses. They may take photos for the sake of art, for the sake of money, and even for the sake of having a good profile picture in facebook. But some artists do not just take good photos for the sake of putting them in frames for their exhibit. They have bigger plans that can you make you utter the word: AWESOME.

Here are some of the artists who use pictures for their masterpieces, which I found online:

Francois Marie Banier Painted Photography

This multi-disciplinary French artist doesn't need the wonders of photoshop to craft his photographs. He uses vibrant colors of paint to give a wonderful effect on his masterpieces.

Annette Messager Art Installation

Annette Messager, another talented French artist, uses photographs alongside with other materials for her final sculptural project.

Nikki Farquharson Mixed Media Illustrations

This young London based artist chooses to create kaleidoscopic collages and illustrations on pictures.

A picture paints a thousand words. The statement's a cliche yet we know very well what photos do - they store memories and show precious captured moments that you would surely keep forever. And it seems that these artists just gave another perspective to the statement - a picture doesn't just paint a thousand words, it also gives a thousand more beautiful ideas to enhance one's work of art.

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1 comment:

Wicked Halo said...

I saw one of Annette's pieces at Moma, it's really amazing, def something I'd like to try one day at home!
Overall I think this is a great trend with lots of potential.

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