Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Repetitive Action

The following video was for the repetitive action project. In it, I spray paint along a banner for a length of time. The video shows me doing this from different views. I echo the theme of the movie Before Night Falls, the story of writer Reinaldo Arenas. The soundtrack is a reading of his poem The Parade Ends.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jose Alvarado: Deconstructive Circles

I wanted to demonstrate a repetitive, yet simple action that results catastrophically. As well as to destroy its initial identity to become something more. In other words creating and revealing the beauty in destruction. The charcoal and conte overlapping application imprints a mark on the paper which presents information; however the interchanging of the medium destroys the initial information to become something even more. The more layers applied the further the paper becomes worn-out revealing new layers. My repetitive motion and the pressure of the medium against the paper creates a push pull effect of how information becomes manipulated and destroyed to create something greater then its initial identity.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Transformation: Jose Alvarado

This drawing is related to my biomechanical portrait. However, this drawing demonstrates a transformation and bond between organic and mechanical instead of one form having dominance. I used texture to represent the physical transitions or transformation that the central figure is undergoing within its environment. I wanted to explore an implied form of movement and "self-creation" with the use of line, texture, and light.