We went to the Direct Art Action gallery in Sutton Coldfield and looked at some pieces of art work, took photos, picked out two pieces of work and analysed it and found out about the artists after by emailing them. We spoke to Gavin the owner and asked some questions. This all happened on the Thursday 7th November.
We chose one photography piece by Fran Vere and one by charcoal drawing by James Ware. We took photos of everything. At the end we interviewed the man who runs it called Gavin and asked questions about the arts industry and how he got into it. We looked at Prints, paintings, real life objects, concrete, sketches and sculptures. Some pieces were 2D and some were 3D.
I haven’t done this before but some of the art is similar to art and design that I have done for GCSE when I had to analyse images. There were sculptures and a lot of abstract items like the fridge. I thought that there would be a lot more simplistic images but the amount of 3D art and things that wasn’t images like the fridge really stood out among everything else and made it much more interesting than just 2D images on the wall.
The fridge was good because it seemed random and I wanted to know more what the meaning was. I thought some things were odd. I didn’t like the wall of cuddly toys because it’s just like they were all stuck on the wall together and didn’t make sense.
Art can be in many different shapes and sizes depending on the artist. I don’t always like everything that is considered art but need to remember that it might mean something to someone else and that abstract art is not really my personal preference but I prefer 3D objects amongst paintings and pictures because they’re more interesting to look at.