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Contemporary Artists Who Have Asian Roots in Their Works

Contemporary arts are captivating in their unique ways. Photographs, performance, sculpture, installation, painting, and videos are well-known media chosen by contemporary artists. If the definition of what it means by ‘contemporary’ is broad, one characteristic for sure is that the term refers to the ‘non-restrictive’ and fluid nature of aesthetic.

There are many ways to categorize the genres of contemporary art, and one of the ways is by the regions where an artistic movement flourishes. Even when the world has perhaps been driven by global capitalistic values, some artists have been forcing their ways through with their revisited traditional aesthetic values.

Here we are going to discuss notable contemporary artists who season their works with Asian originated beauty.

Erbossyn Meldibekov

ErbossynHis works focus on exploiting the realism of photography and turning it to depict mundane stereotypical objects into art objects that invoke inquisitive minds to seek for ideas and meanings. Coming from Central Asia, the artist brings out tropes such as native animals & scenery, and traditional dress code, and mold them into becoming an original art.

Plates, created in 2009, depicts a camel with a rocket on its saddle, and it takes ceramic as the artistic medium.

Yayoi Kusama

YayoiYayoi Kusama works will take you to the universe of dotted entities. She started her artistic journey from the 1960s by participating in New York pop-art movement.

Her notable works are Dots Obsession (2003), Repetitive Vision (1996) and the Obliteration Room (2011). Although Kusama’s arts have no clear Asian tone, her authenticity has surpassed the need of the convention, and her dotted worlds are mesmerizing.

Shizuko Greenblatt

Greenblatt grew up with samurai upbringing. Her attitude toward traditional ways of art is strong, yet she embraces avant-garde ideas through her art. You can check her Sogetsu school ikebana style. It is the art of ikebana arrangement with materials other than flowers.

I Nyoman Masriadi

sothebyComing from Indonesia, South East Asia, Masriadi’s work once was sold for around 1 million USD at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. The political and social themes are prevalent to find in his art, and they have made him stand above the other South East Asian artists.

Masriadi often criticizes the authoritarian figure through his captivating visual art. His painting method exploits the light and shadow to make the painted figure appears more like a sculpture than a two-dimensional entity. The depicted narration is often comical and satirical to the popular political stand among Indonesian.




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Top Benefits of Reading you should Know

Although reading is an important aspect of life, a lot of people have given it a wide berth. Unfortunately, the culture is entrenched such that individuals believe that the right place to hide something good is in a book or DTLA art. In fact, reading books is a good habit if people would appreciate the various benefits it has. Thus, reading should be inculcated from a young age. They ought to understand that reading is quite important and take up the habit quite early. The following are some benefits of reading you should know:

Build great vocabularies

build vocabularies through readingThe effective way of building vocabulary is by reading and also amassing a lot of knowledge as much as you can. Building the vocabularies of adults and children can be achieved easily by developing a culture of reading. You can easily understand how different vocabularies are used in sentences. In so doing, you will amass a lot of knowledge.

Improves your spelling

The good thing about reading is that it can help solve your spelling problems. This is because reading makes you know how to spell a wide range of words and how they are used. Thus, if you are bogged by the spelling of particular words, then you should read widely. In this way, you can have a good understanding of different words and how they are spelled correctly.

Help keep the mind sharp and fresh

This is another important benefit of reading. You can amass a lot of knowledge and know the current information and news. Thus, reading helps keep your mind sharp and fresh. It is a great way of understanding and grasping different concepts, which concern various fields.

Useful learning tool

reading helps us learnThere is a popular saying “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” This is very true in all aspects, and this explains why every person should develop a culture of reading. You should note that reading serves to impart knowledge which you never knew. Thus, it is a good way of staying updated and learning.

Great relaxer and stress reliever

In fact, reading is an amazing way of relaxing and relieving stress during your leisure and spare time. It can help you forget about what is going on in your life and just relax as you fully immense into acquiring knowledge.

Strengthens bonds with others

It is a good idea to set up a book club where you can read with your colleagues and friends. This is an amazing way of having a good time.…

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