Friday, April 15, 2011

Bruce Nauman

    Nauman is known to be a contemporary artist ranging in media including sculpture, photography, neon and video makings. Much of his work is characterized by an fasination in language, often manifesting itself in a playful, mischievous manner. For instance, the neon Run From Fear- Fun From Rear, or the photograph Bound To Fail, which literalizes the title phrase and shows the artist's arms tied behind his back. However, there are serious concerns at the heart of his practice. He seems to be moved by the nature of communication and language's inherent problems, as well as the role of the artist as supposed communicator and manipulator of visual symbols.
    Being that these words are in neon and have a dark black background to me have nothing to do with the intensity. Whenin class creating helpful ideas about Nauman's work, one person said that he is less of an artist because he didnt actually got through with the whole process. He set the building block ideas of what he wanted which makes him just as much of an artist as the person who designed it. Additionally, I feel that his messages in his work are remarkable because they speak the language of the human race: emotions. He helps us to realize what we are about how to perceive others around us. Thus, I believe that anyone can be impacted by his art!

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