For this assignment at the course m class of the Willem de Kooning we had to take an object that you find absolute, ugly, repulsive or beautiful, nice and soft and make it even more beautiful or ugly. I choose to make an object even uglier and repulsive and use it to make a usable object. I choose a cleaning towel because I hate cleaning and find the texture of the object repulsive. The conclusion of my research was a flyer and concept video that you can give and show to people on the street to make them aware of the mass we leave behind on the streets.
The assignment was to make a poster of myself to introduce me to people and show who I am. I had to inspire myself by some work of other artist and make 3 posters using various materials and styles. Eventually I came to 3 end products were I took inspiration of the paintings of van Gogh, pop art and a Vogue magazine cover.
With this assignment I had to transfer some of my knowledge to other people with a manual. The purpose is that the manual is easy to understand and there is no unnecessary text involved. My goal was to enlight people with 3 steps of life management skills that you need to follow. The first one is "absorb everything" what I mean with this is that you need to absorb everything so you can think about new and exciting things and come to new ideas and conclusions. The second is "Try new things" if you open yourself up for new things you will experience more and learn new things and meet new interesting people. The last one is "aim for the moon" why would you set your goals low and instead aim for the moon to try and get amazing things done. Eventually I made a folding poster so that this poster could be hanged in the city and people could crap it fold it up and take it with them. The cover is a light that shines on you to show that this manual will enlight you.
I had to make an impression of work with I got inspirited by which was Levi van Veluw his work. I got inspirited by his work because in his work he hides the human aspect of the body and tries to show how his youth was with for example sitting together with his family on the table to eat. There was no structure or room to talk about emotion in his youth which get clearer when you see his work.
This is a project where I had to create a work of art with a person walking in a public space. I made a quick sketch of a person coming up the stairs and afterword went in to photoshop to colour and draw the men and made it abstract.