In this collab of art by Helena Bae and Oscar Mendoza, to me, they take abstract to a whole different level. I didn’t know what to make of it, but in my opinion that is what makes this piece of art that more interesting. It looks both chaotic, yet peaceful and elegant. The material is made from what seems to be tape, some type of fabric, plastic, etc. It is all mashed up together to create this very weird artwork.
I don’t know why, but for some reason Ms. Bae’s and Mr. Mendoza’s work reminds me of war. The destruction during the war, and it’s aftermath. Although in my opinion, it a view of violence and chaos, it also possesses a sense of elegance. When talking to my fellow peers, they too had different opinions on the art. They were confused of what it was, but we all agreed that it was very unique and appealing. Also very interesting, and made us want to know more.
It seemed to pop out of the wall. No one was too sure of what to make from it.
The artist says, it is a symbolism of their life and the many obstacles and experiences they have gone through. It is a mix of many different thoughts and ideas. The collab represents the two artists’ lives and their different viewpoints and struggles in life as they came to be where they are today.
This artwork is without a doubt, one of the more interesting pieces and abstract I have seen. The artists definitely made me realize that artwork has an interesting background or story to it. Everyday in Art110 that we talk to and view the artist’s works is increasing my appreciation for art that much more and for the creators of it.
This collab is nothing but AMAZING, and I truly am grateful to have learned more about the artwork of Helena Bae and Oscar Mendoza.