restoration of daiichi decay jordan palmer

FOCUS STATEMENT

The focus of my art revolves around decaying. Decaying is to 'rot or decompose through the action of bacteria and fungi'. The interest and aesthetic and symbolic qualities of decaying and decomposing matter has persisted throughout the history of art for decades. After researching about decay I finally came across the outbreak of Radioactive Decay and Nuclear decay in Fukushima, Japan. From this I was able to determine my main focus and research.

PERSONAL CRITIQUE

INFLUENTIAL ARTIST

Art that has influenced me towards what I will be creating is Low Brow Art. Lowbrow art describes an underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles, California, area in the late 1970s. It is a populist art movement with its cultural roots in underground comix, punk music, and hot-rod cultures of the street. It is also often known by the name pop surrealism.

A Low Brow Artist who has influenced me is Robert Williams, he is an American painter, cartoonist, and founder of Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine. Williams was one of the group of artists who produced Zap Comix, along with other underground cartoonists, such as Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, and Gilbert Shelton. His mix of California car culture, cinematic apocalyptic-ism, and film noir helped to create a new genre of psychedelic imagery.

Known collectors of his art include Nicolas Cage, Leonardo DiCaprio, Artie Shaw, Debbie Harry, Anthony Kiedis, Von Dutch, Stanislav Szukalski, Ed Ruscha, and Timothy Leary. He currently lives in the San Fernando Valley in California with his wife Suzanne, who is also a professional artist.

Williams art inspires me personally and in my artwork as is art is colourful and popping. His quirky style is what lead me to him as I haven't seen art pieces like this before. His mix of car culture and apocalyptic-ism cartoon pieces is what lead me to the style of Low Brow Art.

INFLUENTIAL ARTIST

Illustrator and designer who founded the digital art company Deladeso.com. He's best known for creating psychedelic slime art, which became popular during his 31 Days of Grime series in October 2015.

Another artist who influenced me is Richie Velasquez, a.k.a. Dela Deso. His art symbolizes the marriage of radioactive ideas—and often materials—with classic mediums like sculpture and film with. The result is a face-melting acid green Mona Lisa. With disasters like Fukushima still fresh in the collective conscious, many artists grapple with how to feel about nuclear energy and the consequences thereof. Velasquez's illustration thus captures this clash between old mediums and new ideas.

Dela Doso influenced me in my artwork as his art pieces are also very quirky and unique like Robert Williams and they have there own style His art captures the effects of radioactive and nuclear decay which is my main focus. The colourful acid melting faces is what influenced me in my art pieces.

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