Joanna’s favorite artist: Hanna Kastl-Lungerb
Hanna Kastl-Lungerb is a 24 year old, graphic designer and visual artist based in Sweden. I chose this particular artist because of her unique style and aesthetic. She mixes prints, colors and shapes into her graphic designs and her artwork is influenced by retro art. I think Kastl-Lungerb’s work is very inspiring and refreshing. Considering how young she is, she shows her sense of ambition and passion for design and art.
In relation to art education, teaching children about different artists and art styles such as Kastl-Lungerb’s can be valuable for expanding their ideas about art and creating their own unique style.
The element of SPACE characterizes Hanna Kastl-Lungerb’s work. Space can be defined as the area and can be positive or negative. Positive space, would be defined as the centre or main piece of the art, and the negative space would be defined as the outer surrounding pieces of the piece. For example in Hanna’s leaf prints, the green leaves would be the positive space and the salmon coloured background would be the negative space.
Hana’s favorite artist: Lee Hun Chung
Lee Hun Chung is a Korean contemporary ceramist born in Seoul, Korea in 1967. I have admired his work since coming across his work in Grade 11. He views his creations as three dimensional landscape paintings and uses a traditional techniques dating back to the Joseon period to create modern pieces of art. Lee’s work is traditional yet contemporary and raw which are all factors that make his work aesthetically pleasing. He uses materials such as clay and cement to create visually soft and light pieces through the painting and glazing process. His work create a paradoxical effect: they seem to be strong but delicate, heavy yet light.
As a Korean who is born and raised in Toronto, Canada, I have always been intrigued in discovering my Korean culture which I have done through art. I think that as art educators, it is important to incorporate children’s culture when teaching art and use it as a means of fostering cultural identity in children.
FORM is an element of design that characterizes the work of Lee Hun Chung. His works are three dimensional pieces that take up space and have a mass, a length, a width, and a height.
Jessy’s favorite artist: Angela Jae Jang
My current favourite artist is a friend from high school, and her name is Angela Jae Jang. Angela is a passionate photographer and develops an online portfolio through her personal Facebook page. She captures beautiful pictures of ordinary moments of her daily life, and shares the things that she loves through her work. Some of her work includes photos of people, flowers, and herself. I appreciate her work because she documents the beauty within her mundane life through photos and shares it with the public.
Through these examples of Angela’s work, the element of design and composition can be seen. Design and composition is the final and general formation of the artwork. It may also refers to whether the goals and thoughts of the artist is successfully portrayed through the work. In these photos, the artist’s intention to capture certain moments and objects is very clear, and the photos look aesthetically pleasing with harmonious combinations of colours, balance and contrast.
Teaching children about compositions of art is an important component of becoming educated in visual arts. Thinking about compositions allows children to plan and organize visual components in order to create a harmonious and balanced piece of art.