Week 8 — Artist — Joseph DeLappe & Micol Hebron
Artist: Joseph DeLappe
Media: Imaging, draw, paint, sculpture, interventions, game art
Artist: Micol Hebron
Media: Multidisciplinary artist
Joseph DeLappe who is 57 years old, is an artist and professor of games and tactical media at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland. Joseph mainly focuses on contemporary issues in politics. Not to mention, he has been working with electronic and new media since 1983. Forty eight year old Micole Hebron, who is also an artist and professor, teaches studio art and professional gallery practices at Chapman University in Orange California. She considers herself a feminist artist and is very well known for her project Gallery Tally.
As mentioned before, DeLappe’s work is inspired by issues going on around the world, the majority involved in politics. Joseph can be considered a multimedia artist, his works vary from sculptures, to drawings, to paintings, to even game art. His sculptures are more on the larger side. LIBERTY WEEPS as well as CARDBOARD GANDHI are very large in size. But we also see smaller sculptures and smaller pieces of art, it is quite difficult to figure out his preferred “size”. Hebron’s work seems to fit the average or standard canvas size, also somewhat difficult to know because of her numerous projects. Something I noticed from looking at her work is that she has a focus on gender, feminine and masculine genitals, gender inequality. Pieces like the MALE NIPPLE share a message and have meaning, they are not just there to be there.
What Micole Hebron is trying to share is the idea of how different people are viewed because of what they have. For us to view these ideas differently, to change the way we look at nipples for example, the way we look at human genitals in general. DeLappe is sharing his point of view and his concerns about politics and problems we are each living with. It seems like we can consider both of these artists to be activists, they both share these messages throughout their art differently but again similar because it is through art.
After seeing the art pieces created by these artists, I really enjoyed them and was able to figure out their meaning, or at least I was able to create a meaning. I was able to see both of their concerns how they view different things. The pieces of art share a lot of their personal information, we can get a sense of how they are as a person themselves. I really enjoyed DeLappe’s art within video games as well as his sculptures. I found the sculptures really interesting, their size and the fact that they are made out of cardboard and look so perfect. Might have to give it a try and create something out of cardboard.