Art-Animationhelps artists to take the observer further than just paintings andalso get the real picture portrayed by stories. Short animationvideos develop the work of artists in time extending ahead oforiginal idea giving it a different direction. Animation videos aremade interesting by different execution styles, the humor,unanticipated plot twists, and also fine aesthetics portrayed in thefilms (Colemanpar. 4).
Thesis:Artists can reveal the relationship between contemporary art and arthistory as shown by the discussion about Tabaimo and ChrisColeman
Tabaimois an artistfrom Hyogo, Japan bornin theyear1975. Her workhas gainedpopularityin Japan andhas beenrelatedto othergreatartsby popularartists.Tabaimo drawsaestheticideasforher videos that are animatedcombiningJapanese artformwhich includesmanga, ukiyo-e woodcuts, andanime. Timeandagainshehas usedsurrealisticnarrativesin communalspacesas wellas domesticinteriorssuchas a bathhouse, commutertrains,andrestrooms. Her video installations,as wellas drawings,explorethetroublingthemeof contagion,instabilityandisolationthat seemto creeparound dailyexistencein themodernJapan as shownby thediscussionbelow.
Artin theTwenty-First Century, seasonsix Tabaimo explainsthemovementof waterthegoingandcomingof wateras a toolin her work.Thisworkcan be relatedto Jeffrey Brodsky musicvideo knownas: IWill Be Strong. Thevideo has beenmadeusing3D software justlike mostof Tabaimo`simages. Thevideo portraystheworldas a sufferingplacewherepeoplestruggleto survive.Tabaimohas portrayedthiskindof sufferingin mostof her workwherepeopleare motivatedto toleratethesufferingof thisworld.Thestorymay alsobe relatedto Dread by Joshua Mosley wherea cowis seenwalkinglamely. Theanimalis limpingandlookstiredbutstillhas to walkin suchof food(Tabiamo par. 1).
Justlike in bothvideos, IWill Be Strong by Jeffrey Brodsky andDread by Joshua Mosley, Tabaimo’s mostworkgivea gnawing senseof fear,dreadanduncertaintythat existin theworld.At theendof her stories,one cannot missseeingthepossiblesolutionsprovidedthatcan bringpeaceandstabilityinto theworld.Thestyleof imageryin Tabaimo’s that has beenfeaturedin her animatedvideos is terrifyingbutattractive.Usingcoloration, as wellas drawingscombiningthem with stylishcomputertechnology, bringsout theartof animation to its bestlevel. Tobaimofillsher workwith weirdcharactersthatin mostcasesactas victimsof mysteriousviolence.Thevictimsbecomedisjointed in their associationwith theenvironmentas wellas their identities.Setup in theatricalsettings,Tobaimo’sworkis accustomed to thearchitectureandrelateto manyviewersandalsoitexhibitscharacteristicsof contemporaryanimatedwork(Tabiamo par. 2).
ChrisColeman isknownforhis commendableartwork in thelastfour years.Hegathersicons,ideas,colors,andphotographsto bringout differentkindof messagesin his art.Hehas collaboratedwith otherknownartistsin mostof his work.His workmainlyfocuseson thetechnology relatingitto themodernlifestyle. His workhas alsofocusedon manyissuesaffectingtheenvironment,andalsothepeoplelivingin thatenvironment.Hehas managedto useartto manipulateimages,createdigital interaction,createanimation, andportraytechnology decay,objectcreationandshowingvarioussystemsin nature.ThediscussionbelowshowshowColeman usedartto addressvariousissues.
Oneof his artscollaboratingwith Michael Salter is calledMyHouse Is Not MyHouse whichfeatured themesof suburbia, isolation,andwesternculture.Thestorytellsthatnatureattemptsto showtheexistencein unoccupiedhomesandnothingchangeswhiletimepasses.Thisanimation showstherelationshipbetween natureandhumansandtheassociationamong humanbeings.Theanimation startedwith animatedillustrations,showinglifein America. Theanimations are thenexpandedto formdigital paintings.Thestylehas alsoincorporateddifferentcolorsof thehousespaintingandthegreencolorof thetrees. Thishas helpedto bringout therelationshipbetween natureandhumanbeings(RMB City par. 5).
ChrisColeman workThe Geometric Boundary Structures, narratesa storywheretheinvasionis beingreferredto as exploration.Itrequiresgreatcautionwhenenteringa territoryas micro-particles are likelyto penetratealteringtheexistingbiologypermanently.Theseare moderntechnologies whichare supposedto be observedwith cautionsoas not to causeharm.Thisstorycan be relatedto Luminaris,which is modernanimation by Juan Pablo Zaramella. Luminarisdepictsa worldtimedas wellas controlledby light,butthemodernmanhas planandtechnologies that could interferewith thenaturalarrangementof things(Hertz 8).
InPoints of volatilityartwork, Coleman describesa horizonthat is endless,which providesboundlessspace,as wellas resourcesbutthisis an illusion.Thishelpsus to rememberthestatistics as wellas everydaystockmarketprices,which are alwayschanging.Despite manycomplainsto controltheexcessinformationspaceandtimehavebeendividedinto manypartsthat can nolonger be understoodby humanbeings.Thesamestoryhas beenportrayedin animation video calledRMB City, wherethecityhas beencreatedinside theocean.Thishas resultedin alterationof marine ecologyhencedisturbingmarinelife.Shipsdoalsopollutetheenvironmentcausinggreatharmto aquaticanimalsandplants.Pointsof Volatility has usedan animatedimaginary machinethat is usedto cuttheslices.In conclusion,Coleman has managedto bringout issuesaffectingmodernlifesuchas technology usingartandanimation (Coleman par. 4).
Contemporaryart and animation has been portrayed as a very interesting work byvarious artists all over the world. Some of the artists that havemanaged to use animation to express their views and ideas includeTabaimo and Chris Coleman. Tabaimo has used Japanese art for toillustrate the upsetting theme of isolation that is seen in dailylives in the modern Japan. On the other hand Chris Coleman has usedart to create digital interaction as well as describing technologicaldecay. He has focused mostly on technology and environment asemerging issues affecting human. Both artists have successfully usedcontemporary art and animation to express various aspects of naturethat affect human development.
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