Honestly, before taking this class I never paid close attention on what’s behind a work of art? The deeper we started going on in the course; I came to the realization that we see art every day without even noticing. I find it incredibly amazing to how now; I seem to be questioning myself more about art from a positive perspective. Now I realize the hard work and the creativity there is behind every work of art. In addition to this, I decided to go more in depth on paper. I find it amazing on how many things we can do with paper. For example? Paper cut outs are amazing when they’re taken to a different level.
Bovey Lee is a Hong Kong born and a spectacular paper cut out drawing artist. She expresses her views on subjects she finds interesting with paper cut outs; such as power and domination, gender, politics, and cultural expectations. I’m always been a little obsess on how many things we can do with paper, that’s one of the reasons why I chose this specific type of art. Bovey Lee’s work is impressive. The detail and creativity she puts in her work is just incredible and I must say it left me speechless. The usage of color in Bovey Lee’s work is not a big element, but without the usage of color, it puts the emphasis in the detail of the cut outs leaving it all to our imagination.
The three pictures above are from her album called “childhood torture”. There are many interpretations that could be made from these images. Maybe child abuse? Child labor? Authoritarian parents? The assumptions could be endless, but the topic says it all.
· Did you ever consider “paper cut outs” as being a fine art?
· What would you main focus would be with these images? The message of the image? Or the detail put in the image?
· What are the first emotions you get when you look closely at the images?