Roxy Paine is an artist that is known for his abstract taste. This is exactly what drew me to his
One of his famous early works includes “Dinner of the Dictators.” In this work of art, dinners which were the favorites of various infamous dictators. There were many dictators favorite dinners used including Adolf Hitler and Napoleon Bonaparte.
Another interesting work by Paine is called, “Amanita Field.” In thisamazing work of art replicas of poisonous mushrooms were created and seem as if they are sprouting from the very museum floor.
Another abstract artwork done by Paine is “S2-P2-P6.” This sculpture isn’t very exact on what it is. It seems it could either be a pile of malleable material but it also looks to be as if it’s human organs.
Probably one of the most interesting of Paine’s artwork is titled“Distilled.” It is supposed to be an abstract replica of a circulatory system.
This artwork is very large and is spread throughout various rooms. This style of “branch-like” metallic material is often repeated through out many of his artworks.
Since this artwork is viewed inside a gallery, it helps change theperception of the viewer as if they are really inside perhaps a human being.
Another very interesting work of art by Paine is one of a computerized art maker. He basically programmed the computer to make these artworks called, “Scumaks and Dendroids.”
Occasionally, the “Dendroid” will generate amazing “Scumaks” that areactually displayed in another museum. An artwork which generates more art.
No matter were or what Paine decides to create, it is always eye catchingand usually has a message to it. I love his abstract style it is one of the key elements that makes me a fan of his work.
Works Cited http://www.nga.gov/collection/paineinfo.shtm http://laurenfenton.com/?p=974http://artobserved.com/2010/11/go-see-new-york-roxy-paine-distillation-at-james-cohan-through-december-11- 2010/ http://www.nelson- atkins.org/art/exhibitions/roxypaine/scumaks.cfm