:just a bit about John Chamberlain #rip

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.first of All, Rest in Peace Sir & thanks for all d progress!

I would like to mention on my blog for one of d first modern sculptors in d art history. Inventive for d time when he start with his creativity work and pretty unique to be part of d history as respected artist that was promoting d diversity of expression nowadays. It’s hard to find ur own signature, to be something that shows d quality of d artist also as d topic he is working on.

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John Angus Chamberlain [ b.April 16, 1927 – d. December 21, 2011] was American sculptor that is best known for creating sculptures from old automobiles (or parts of) that bring the Abstract Expressionist style of painting into three dimensions ..

His works have been exhibited around the world and have been included in the São Paulo Art Biennial (1961, 1994), the Venice Biennale (1964), the Whitney Biennial (1973, 1987) and Documenta, Kassel, Germany (1982) and he has had over 100 solo shows, traveling exhibitions, and retrospectives.

:d art artstory.org writes:

“he is creating vibrantly colored, dynamic sculptures from crushed, twisted and bent automobile parts. Inspired by the scale, color and impulsive creation of Abstract Expressionist work, Chamberlain was a pioneering force through his use of found materials and diverse colors. While also experimenting with a variety of sculptural media, as well as with film and painting, he greatly impacted many generations of artistic movements, including Minimalism and Pop Art, and continues to create inventive work today.”

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Key Ideas
  • Chamberlain retains the jagged edges and unrefined paint colors of his primary medium – steel automobile parts – to illustrate his spontaneous, improvisational process. This technique brings the instinctual and gestural brushstrokes of his Abstract Expressionist peers into three dimensions.
  • Rejecting the frequent comparison of his work to violent car crashes, Chamberlain intends his audience to view his work aesthetically without preconceived ideas about the materials’ past. He aims to give everyday objects entirely new meanings, ranging from poetic abstraction to figural allusion.
  • A main concept for Chamberlain is the idea of “fit,” a natural, innate interconnection between sections of his sculptures. Rather than predetermining structures, he lets the fragments’ shapes and colors dictate composition.

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:In d bulletin we can find this part that highlight part of his life and maybe d main reason why he start using this stuffs as material for his art.

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Automobiles are a loaded subject, especially in the decades following World War II in the United States, which has led some observers to ascribe specific social meanings to Chamberlain’s art. The crushed automobiles have been connected to the violent death of Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock — who died in a car crash in 1956 — and then to the slightly later, 1960s car-crash paintings of Pop artist Andy Warhol. Chamberlain was skeptical. Of his choice of automobile sheet metal, the artist once said, “Michelangelo had a lot of marble in his backyard, so to speak; I had a lot of this stuff.

Using a common material is best for sculpture, he added, because it “doesn’t get in the way of doing an uncommon thing.

The Line Up Dedicated to the Sarasota Police Dept_1982

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.In 1957 after his first work called Shortstop & made out of two fenders repeatedly run over by a truck we read from guardian.co.uk part of that what he said in that time:

“It was like, God, I finally found an art supply, and it was so cheap it just made you laugh,” he later said. “I think of my art materials not as junk but as garbage. Manure, actually: it goes from being the waste material of one being to the life-source of another.”

Rev. E. Piscpalian Swifty 2oo5

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.d Guggenheim museum in New York is preparing retrospective exhibition from his works in February. We can see nearly 100 pieces from his earliest monochromatic welded iron-rod sculptures to the large-scale foil creations of recent years. But if ur not in US and u are interested in this artist and his works and still between my lines, hope u like d selection that I’ve done for d white blog.

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Onecaratstud, 2010

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Day Flotilla 1982

flywheelsonata 2oo7

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do u like his style, u think he left traces for d future generations? . ..u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page

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‘cobra_d way of dancing with colors

Today, my friend from twitter & facebook Andrew Crane share this amazing video work where we have d opportunity to see this great artist, amsterdamishen Karel Appel in d moment of work/ pleasure/ new experience. .. I have a lot of other places from where I can share only d video or just d link, without opinion but this technique and style of painting I really want to mention here in this blog.

I have had experiences like this also and I really hope in future to have d ability of traveling inside me again and doin’ this wonderful yoga with d canvas. someones thinks that this is fight, expression of negative feelings some are thinking d opposite, making love with that what’s ur spirit, wind that guides u trough d process of creating. well, it costs a lot of money, especially if u want to do that with oil colors and still we need to become directors or curators in some galleries first  😉

.What a miss that I didn’t know about this video till now, I really like this „cobra“ style of expression. .. and d tea moment on d end of the video, priceless*. He use to say “If I paint like a barbarian, it’s because we live in a barbarous age” about his technique of bringing those hidden feelings out of his soul.

from wikipedia we read: Christiaan Karel Appel (25 April 1921 – 3 May 2006) was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948.

The Wild Firemen 1947

..more extraordinary were his associations with people from totally different artistic genres. In the 1980s and 90s he produced intriguing combinations of painting and visual poetry with Allen Ginsberg, while in 1987 he worked with the Japanese choreographer Min Tanaka on Can we Dance a Landscape? at the Opéra Comique in Paris – a performance set against a background of bright landscapes, feline faces and spotted cows on wheels. The reviews were mixed.

Helen A. Harrison for d The New York Times in 1981, said that Cobra’s major achievement “was in fostering an amalgam of aspects of the major trends in contemporary artistic thinking” with “the dark, mystical Northern sensibility that gives their work its peculiar character, so appropriate to postwar Europe.
She also added: “In short, they seem to have been able to express both optimism and anxiety at the same time.”

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It’s a video from d early 6o’s [’62] where d artist/ painter show his childish way of communication with canvas & d colors. Every second he is deeper in his inner personality and from that dialog he write trough d spectra of fast, naive moves amazing moments, pictures that create inside u unique feeling.

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Very important artist in d plead of contemporary history of art, that left behind a lot of works that are pretty respected from d art community and mostly if u’re interested u can see them in d most important museums & galleries around d world. Besides this stunning paintings in his collection of works we can find sculptures, drawings, litho & prints.

As we mention he was poet/ thinker also, so for d end of this first post on my blog for this great artist I’ll share few of d quotes that I found googling about him:

– (artists are people) who employ matter between birth and death. Matter is something to use, not possess.

– Every day I have to be awake to escape… …The whole world is sleepy. It is a real fight to be awake, to see everything new, for the first time in your life.

– I’m not a pessimist. Maybe I don’t have a primitive feeling of happiness, that is true. Sometimes my color is happy but not the expression.

!еverything is a Remix:

:well yea, what do u expect?This is a video project that I found in our creative exchange group on facebook and I was pretty interested ’cause all we speak about are our right for d things that we create or the privacy that we keep when we share with our networks/ community. Some of the thing we hear in this video are pretty weird as d sentence that d creativity isn’t magic. .. for me as artist is very hard to accept this but from other side as a developer of different projects is more easy to confirm that we collaborate firstly with ourselves then with d close surrounding and that’s d first step in sharing is caring process or applying ur knowledge in d future masterpieces that we create.

Is everything copy of a copy of a copy or should I say it’s all remix and we are d creators ops.. d dj’s? As we can see from this short introduction that is part of series that we all need to see if we decide to do some creative works in our life, we need to know that the basic elements in d creativity process are: COPY | TRANFORM | COMBINE

it’s good to know our past if we want to see d future, if we want to be active participants in d friendly future, where we all understand each other and know our sources. We all create with the same materials and sometimes there can be similarity that should push up looking forward to better results/ products.

Everything is a Remix Part 3 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Creativity isn’t magic. Part three of this four-part series explores how innovations truly happen.
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