List the artists you viewed.
Jeff Koons, Robert Mongold, Judy Pfaff, Mark Dion, and Shahzia Sikander
Who surprised you the most?
Robert Mongold did. He said, “Painting doesn’t deal with time like almost every other medium does. A painting plants itself in front of you and says, Here I am.” And, “My art doesn’t come from nature, it comes from culture.”
Which artist was most concerned with the process of making the work?
Shahzia Sikander – it takes her 4 to 5 years to prepare and create for an exhibition.
Which artist was most concerned with creativity in the idea for their art or the work itself?
Mark Dion combines creativity with culture and ecology, amassing a copious amount of artifacts from modern living and transforming them into an ecological, moralistic message. He, as he says, “holds up a mirror to the present.” He is very focused on the relationship between the artist and our modern society, “I see artist’s role today as a critical foil to dominant culture.” To do this, he goes through hours of creative time that prepares, informs, and amazing lengths brings his creative work into being. His acts of using nature in his artwork involve not only his
imagination, but his direct involvement with other aspects of his whole life as well.
Which artist was most concerned with materials?
Jeff Koons – His process involves many hours of graphic designs by his helpers, the colour palettes are extensive, the detailed work taking multiple hours on just one part of one subject. Most of his works of art are life-size and some enormous, wall-sized.