Friday, November 15, 2013

Collecting Artists Vs. Pop Art Artists

As I was researching artists, I saw two artists that really sparked my interests in the art world. The first artist that got my attention is Roy Lichtenstein. Roy Lichtenstein creates paintings inspired by pop culture and comics. The second artist that got my attention is Karsten Bott. Karsten Bott puts together a large variety of items together in the same room until the whole room is filled with objects. Both of the artist's work are completely different from each other but they are also the same. They are the same because both involve hard work, and a lot of effort, time, and patience. Both of their works are also different from each other. Bott's work involves a lot of organization and constant categorization while Lichtenstein's work involves less organization and constant categorizing. Bott's work also involves more investments in materials and space rather than Lichtenstein's work. Bott's work also involves more space.
When you look at Bott's work, you might automatically think that this is all just clutter and not collecting. Clutter in a way, is like collecting because clutter is a collection of things that you have. Collecting involves clutter. As your collection gets bigger and bigger, space will begin to get smaller and smaller.
You may think that a pile of objects and comic inspired artwork is not art but to me it is. I think it is very unique and inspiring to see artwork that is inspired by something people never think is art; comic books. I love the illustrations in comic books so seeing Lichtenstein's work made me inspired. Bott's work shows that art comes in all  shapes and forms. Bott's work is art because each and every object is placed a certain place and is positioned in a certain position. Everything is placed to make something like a painting.
Both of the artists' work are considered as art because both of their works have something unique about them.

Roy Lichtenstein's work:

Karsten Bott's work:

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