Jorge

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Jorge’s final presentations: Salt prints, cyanotypes, weaving, collage, photogram, solarization

4 thoughts on “Jorge

  1. Jorge, my favorite images from you this semester are your collage and the cyanotype/salt print images of the food coloring in water, especially the one with the face and the ones that look like an x-ray of a hand squeezing a heart.

    I like the collage because it’s creative and I love the splash of color. I also like that you didn’t cover the entire wall with color, just a section of it. It isn’t over-powering, it’s just enough to be interesting.

    I enjoy the food coloring cloudy ones because, again, it’s just very creative and not something I would have thought to do. I really like that you took it further by adding the face, it’s mysterious. These images are simultaneously calming and yet create a little anxiety for me. I can’t put my finger on it.

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  2. Jorge! I love what you did with the collage. I like how you were able to add in color with your color contact sheet. It gives it that New York feeling of brick walls downtown. I also enjoyed your salt prints. The food coloring ended up being part of many of them, and it gives a different meaning on each one.

    The Photograms also came out good, theres a sense of motion. Most of your photos have motion in some way. Good Job!

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  3. Jorge! I love what you did with the collage. I like how you were able to add in color with your color contact sheet. It gives it that New York feeling of brick walls downtown. I also enjoyed your salt prints. The food coloring ended up being part of many of them, and it gives a different meaning on each one.

    The Photograms also came out good, theres a sense of motion. Most of your photos have motion in some way. Good Job! -Betzy

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  4. Jorge, I think you were able to achieve some interesting results this semester which I hope give you some clarity to what you are wanting to say overall in your photographs. I agree with the comments indicating there is a strong attraction to motion in your work. Specifically, the motion to me is more successful visually when it is rendered as “fluidity” being in constant or continuous flux, rather than a motion that is completed-or static-frozen. I’m very interested in the way the 2 bottom photograms of “Ken” connect to one another in the mosaic as if they are bound by an umbilical cord-yet–it is a plastic serpent. These details and ability to transcend the images into more symbolic forms certainly makes me feel like I would like to see you work in this way–perhaps using panels-and connecting images that represent movement-but more importantly–transformation–a movement that becomes a shift.–a movement that is inseparable from time- which is the very essence of photography.

    The collage works well with the color acting as bricks and the photos simply seen as rectangles as space–the way you reduced the form to have a relationship to the moment that smoke is expelled is effective. The fujiroid transer on the white fabric makes an interesting contrast to the wrinkles in the digital lift. I like the “in your face” appeal of how you used a process that is often seen more as placing something to look more “artlike” yet you made it look more snapshot–you kept the appeal of the idea of the instaneous image–which I appreciate in concept.

    I think the movement that you are exploring in your work is a metaphor beyond the physical manifestation–I would like to see you fine tune this direction and think of the ways in which you both prefer to work and how the work can best be presented. This is a wonderful little link–please read through and see if something speaks to you here: http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/elements-of-art-movement-and-time

    Having seen the work you did for my History of Photo class with the camera obscura, I feel as if your ideas and gestures as an artist are very aligned with the Fluxus movement of art- in terms of embracing chance not necessarily arresting time but rather working with it –and chaos, as an illusion- and your reverence for “low art” everyday subject matter. Read this link to see if the ideas and some of the works jive with you http://www.theartstory.org/movement-fluxus.htm

    I think you should continue the abstractions you did with the food coloring. As a material to work with, it certainly conveys the gesture of chance, movement, fluidity, and light itself. It’s also very immediate which I think is what you have the patience and interest for. Not everybody is meant to “brood over their canvas ” I think your temperament lends itself to more of a repeatable spontaneonous action of art making. Keep at it–and let me see how it’s progressing. Hope you enjoyed the class!

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