Art I Like

When it comes to art that I like, the list is very long it seems like considering how many different types of art there are.  Between glass, jewelry, painting, collage, drawing, and so forth beyond that it’s hard to distinguish.   In a general sense, I like different styles for different mediums so it’s kinda varying.  I like surrealism in general.  Whether that be with drawing, painting, or whatever.  I like the detail as well as abstractness of it.  When it comes to other paintings, I typically appreciate bright eye catching colors that pop off of the page. Otherwise, another thing I look for in art is a message or emotion or feeling or just something that really characterizes that artist individually within any piece.  Which might sound like a general thing for everyone, but it’s not always evident in everything.  Whether it be used by color tones, or wording, or just apparent subjects. I also enjoy different types of psychedelic art, as well as abstract of collage works.  I think that’s basically it for 2D works for the most part but that’s always evolving.  I have a lot of other things I like specifically within other art forms but I do not know if it’s necessary to dwell into all of that right now.   When it comes to art that I do not very much enjoy, it’s a little harder to think of but I guess right off the bat, I know that I’m not a huge fan of classical paintings.  I mean I like the history and the messages behind some of them, or if they’re super graphic or vivid but for the most  part, I feel like they’re kind’ve dry and boring on subject matter typically.  I like to see artists express themselves in weird pictures and ways that makes me think or wonder what goes on in they’re mind.


Artists I Like

Jeff Soto- Jeff Soto has amazing surrealism work and just abstract painting.  I personally love the characters he creates in his painting as well as the smoothness of it all followed by brightly contrasting tones typically.

Greg (Craola) Simkins- Craoloa makes hyper realistic scenes of anamorphic creatures and things using oil painting I which creates a very smooth and realistic take on some thing very unrealistic which makes it very interesting.

Dan Eldon-  Dan Eldon was a young photojournalist who documented his travels and experiences in a mess of collage.  Showing his life through his pictures, writing, found objects, and colors.

Alex Grey-  Alex Grey is an influential visionary artist who’s work has been shown in many different places.  His anatomically correct paintings of the human body as well as psychedelic approach and meaning behind his art has been very influential to a lot of different artists including myself

Yoshinori Kondo-  Is a Japanese based glass artist who’s work is extremely talented at dotstacking and marble making as well as other glass art


Dalan Hargrave- Gem cutter who creates very detailed engravings scenes that change the idea behind lapidary art. 
Christopher Ser(SerJewelry)- Is a NewYork based jewelry maker as well as engraver who’s attention to detail and just overall talent at his craft really stands out in any piece he’s made yet.

Ben Claus(RiseDesigns)- Is a NorthCarolina based wire wrapper who’s attention to symmetry and tightness make him stand out at the top with his high end pendants made of solid gold especially.

Alber’s Interaction of Color

In the excerpt from Alber’s Interaction of Color, he explains the ideas of how we visually see color and of how it illudes us.  That everyone has their own visual perception of what a color might be to them, but it differs from person to person.  He goes on to explain the comparisons of the perception of different senses such as instruments in music or the feel of cool and hot in relativity to just experiencing the other prior.  It creates a “discrepancy between physical fact and psychic effect” known as the haptic sense of illusion.  He goes on to show how this can relate to the optical illusion found in color through just small changes.  By adding different colors behind the same colored focal point, it creates a completely different perception of it and tricks you into thinking that the color is not the same in comparison.  Through the examples shown demonstrating this, you can really feel the change of tone in the composition just by changing the color pattern.