What Game is That?

My piece is inspired by the work of Aditya Aryanto who used the process of abstraction to turn animal bodies into a cubic shape, this was done by photoshopping existing photographs of animals and the initial thought I had when viewing the outcome was “this is real life Minecraft”. As a result of this, my plan was to take this idea further and implement video games into a real-life setting, this was accomplished by photographing real life subjects whose actions resemble video game like mechanics and movements, rather than using literal elements. For example, the photo that resembles a first-person shooter game uses a stick in place of a gun to attest that the mechanics are more important than objects in this project. Continue reading “What Game is That?”

Digital Coding

My work is heavily inspired by that of the American minimalist artists such as Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin and Donald Judd. The characteristics of these art works that appeal to me are their simplistic nature and distinct use of shapes and symmetry. As discussed by Deleflie (2017) in various MEDA102 workshops and lectures, minimalist art often consists of repition and although they are extremely simple, they can in fact be more interesting than complex works as they stimulate ideas about what the artworks actually are. Continue reading “Digital Coding”