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New Collection: LCMA - Lost Control Modern Art

17 October 2016

This week's new collection is LCMA. The most identifying characteristic of this collection is the shared texture of all of its works. Color transitions and texture are generally very coarse in LCMA, which is very visible in Big Bed. This work almost seems done in watercolor, its colors blunt and deliberately oversaturated, but somehow naturally fitting together. Lilt is another work displaying this property, but it is brighter with less emphasis on blue and more on red and green, and it incorporates moire into its design. Breaking Centerfold follows from Lilt in a sense, but contrasts from it both in its lower contrast and its higher use of moire and a more distinct, defined design. The areas of perfect blackness in Breaking Centerfold are downright eerie with the texture of their borders, and the colors that surround them raise fascinating questions. But my personal favorite work this week is Chainlinked Reality. It is just as coarse as any other work, but its texture is one of loose thread, along with a light source that seems almost too bright that elicits a wavering, very coarse feel. The unmentioned works this week are equally unconventional, so please enjoy!


26 September 2016

This work uses Moire to its fullest extent. A neon pulse comes from one edge of the image, breaking up and causing cracks in some structure. The pulse's light illuminates the colors and textures of the structure, displaying rough bits of color. This is one of the most fascinating works in MOMA's galleries, with a lot of depth and an inventive and fantastic image. There is a lot to ponder here.


22 October 2015

The name of this work is inspired by its intense warmth. Comprable, perhaps, to the surface of the planet Venus, only with less noxious gas. Like the planet venus, as Venerean Landscape ascends from the bottom, rises in altitude, it becomes less intense and more calming, to match Venus's upper atmosphere and general exterior appearance. Perhaps it is an utterly hellish place, but at least from our point of view, Venus is indeed a truly beautiful planet.


19 November 2015

Some sort of wave travels along, and as it reaches the center of this work it expands and reaches a sort of explosion, from which it departs in a marvelous array of colors. It is abstraction incarnate - what this picture really displays is impossible to understand, but it begs to be examined and reexamined, and admired for its beauty, its incomprehensibility.


23 September 2015

Like the universe, the chalice is only transient. In fact, it doesn't even look like a chalice - perhaps this picture is misnamed. It invites interpretation. The pastel fade from soft yellow to baby blue may represent harmony, and the rough moire in the center of the work is somehow lyrical. Chalice is not a literal title, for it is just an abstraction. The essence of modern art.


22 May 2015

Why are ponds green? I dunno. But then, sometimes you just have to jump in, and maybe it'll make sense. This was the first work in the Monitors of Modern Art library, and is a very strong start. It is a beautiful, yet simple, metaphor.