SURFACE AND SCREEN
Medium : Photoshop layering and drawing, Graphics Interchange Format
Scale : 7200x7200 pixels each
In class we were exploring remix culture, and remixing the old artwork we created. The left photo is the artwork I have created before attending MICA that I decided to create a remix for.
When I first made the piece I decided to use to make a “remix” of, I wrote for the concept description: “I am always interested in expressing inner personality, the genuine essence of an individual, and the almost disintegrating quality of the person, dripping with paint would be fit for this concept I was aiming for”. When I first encountered the marbleizing technique with hot water and oil paint, which is the technique I used for the original piece, I remember thinking ‘god, what could this technique be possibly good for?’, all confused, but I later thought that this would be perfect for capturing the chaos of inner personality. For the piece I created this time, I took the same concept but I was curious of what I, almost a year after I made the original piece, could make with the same concept but working with newly acquired set of skills.
I have created various versions of the new work, but the newly created piece is essentially a portrait layered over a marbleized color scheme. The eye area of the portrait is intentionally erased and the marbleized background peeks out in that area and other lined details in the hair and the “dripping” area. I also thought that it would be interesting if I made a moving piece which contains the process of the “erased” portions in the final piece, so I saved copies of the process psd files and created a gif showing them altogether.