Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Veerle Pieters

In this age of digital media artists have sprouted up from all over the world to participate in the games of  web design. Many of the most popular web designers are from northern European countries like Sweden and Denmark, which can claim credit to dozens of popular web designers. Veerle Pieters is no exception to this trend. Veerle is from an area near Bruges and was brought up ambidextrous  She began  like most web designers, creating logos and art until she made a switch to website design in the mid 90's. She has since then integrated her personal style and passions into web design.

The truth of the matter is that there is not much that Veerle does not do. Her work has had her designing websites for multiple companies as well as numerous graphic designs including art for LTE international airways. Her opus magnum is her website http://www.duoh.com/  which includes her and her colleagues designs and ideas for designs. It is presented in english but retains much of Veerle's Belgian roots. The colors all compliment each other very well and her layouts are smooth despite their rectangular forms.There is an ease that comes with navigating the site as it interacts with your mouse to provide further information on the sections of which you scroll over. Personally, I find that the art and designs she uses are similar to those that the Barbie company uses. It's very youthful and a little too plush for taste. However, northern European culture is fond of the style and she integrates her art very well.

Website designing is an art and a necessity. This artist allows her creativity and her profession as a web designer to merge with few flaws. Despite her sites traditional framework Veerle demonstrates an organized control of color and layout design that gives her work a beautiful composition.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Vito Acconci Reaction

         Honestly, the first paragraph was one of my favorites. Vito explains very fervently how strongly he feels against the mass production of something that was originally reserved for special locations and occasions. I can sympathize, having time on hand has not only become the standard but it has also become the rule. If you're late for work there are less and less excuses for not showing up on time. Everyone in modern society has easy access to even the cheapest of time keeping technology. It used to be the case that you were expected to remain on top of your time but now it is required.
        Along the same lines the way time as a construct affects us has changed. Before technology, man depended on the sun and the moon and the seasons to give him a sense of where he was in his life. Around the globe people experienced seasons at different times, the sun at different angles and the moon was the closest thing one had to a calendar. The inclusion of time keeping technology into our society has forced everyone to sync up to very artificial constructs of time. Your life and your schedule are mandated by society. We are constantly forced to work longer and more and harder because the pace of our culture is based on the idea of progress not present.
         I sympathize with Vito in many ways and yet I've never experienced a life where this was not the case. To me it simply feels like the way life is. One thing I'm not sure if he is trying to emphasize is whether time used to be a novelty and like many things mainstream it has become mundane? I think that knowing time has always fascinated people and the advances in time keeping technology allow people to stretch out and discover this construct in new and exciting ways. For example, the experience of a fun moment fleeting by in what feels like seconds when actually it has been hours or the opposite when a boring situation drags on for what feels like eternity. People enjoy having time on hand even though it may be affecting us in just many negative ways as positive.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bronson's Jungle

The background was originally Freeflows by Evesny Kislev, many thanks.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Evgeny Kiselev

This artist is a bit difficult to describe as I could find almost nothing on his background. I do know that he was born in a town called Bblterpa in 1978. He used to be an art director but eventually he simply enjoyed making vector art. His pieces got very popular and eventually he one the Stellar Art Award. He works for companies like Microsoft, Nike, etc. making designs for them but it is his freelance work that truly entices me.

                                                                                          Furycane, Evgeny Kiselev

His style to me is wild and and leaves lots of room for interpretation. Most of them appear abstract in one way or another and it is impossible to say what is going on. What caught my eye in particular is the piece below entitled 'free flows'. I have no information on this piece other than what I can absorb with my own eyes but I find it fascinating. The mixture of colors is beautiful and allows your eyes to wander around the piece with ease. It is the colors in every piece of his which I would attribute his strength to. He uses colors in a way that reminds me of Kandinsky by simply using odd shapes and patterns it allows the mind to project its own emotions on to the piece while also absorbing those possibly intended to be observed.

                                                                                              Yaro, Evgeny Kiselev