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100 ARTWORKs


Explore 100 concepts for transforming, using and understanding art. 🧠 Imagine Mona Lisa cut in half, The Scream folded as a paper plane, David painted with a rainbow or Fountain wrapped with TNT. Each artwork can have more than one idea, they cumulate.



1. Why do we sign some of our artworks and some not? Why do we usually sign them with letters, not with our fingerprint? Style can be a signature itself.



2. Why don't we crumple our artworks? Look how shadows change. It's no longer a flat surface. You see every part of this artwork from a slightly different angle.



3. How can we bend our artworks? Is it possible in every case? It's very easy to do with paper or plasticine, a little bit harder with wood. In case of less shapeable materials, you can make it look like bended.



4. Torn it into small pieces. They can be later connected in the original composition or you can make it completely new. You can get rid of some pieces or add new ones



5. Add strings, play with lines, they don't have to be straight, they can have many colours



6. Roll it. Do we always have to show the whole surface?



7. Put it up side down. Actually this is really useful to have a fresh eye for the composition. Or imagine your favourite sculpture



8. Show the other surface, or at least you look at it. Maybe something interesting happens there. Sometimes material go through surfaces and make unexpected results.



9. Put your artwork in water and see what happens.



10. Here it is twisted, but most importantly this is a copy. A copy of artwork of visitor who created similar one. Which one is real? It's interesting to find the way how it was done. Riddle



11. Change the angle, it doesn't have to be always the right angle!



12. Bite your artwork. Who knows? Maybe it's tasty?



13. Think how it can transform, simple cuts, but interesting shape.



14. Again water, this time put pressure, something that appeared to be relatively big now is a small cube. You can see only a part of it. How the surfaces relate to each other. Think if you can sculpt with material you have. If it's already a sculpture, maybe you can paint on it. Mix media, maybe add sounds, draw it, try to print it.



15. Potential, you can create anything in here. Does artworks or just materials have the biggest potential before they are created? What does this one needs? Idea, an action. So we're just rearanging not creating.



16. Look how shape changes meaning in here. It could be a boat, a bird.


17. Frame - makes it look more important, but it's not necessairly important.

18. Splash it with water, or blow on it. Interact with the outside world.



19. Glass - it's almost completely transparent, thus this barrier between the artwork and observer. At the same time it limits you, because with this invisible wall you can't be more than observer. In this case you can experience this artwork only with your sight.



20. Why do we use word "artwork"? Why don't we use artcreation, artresult or artfruit instead?



21. This is mud from boots. Some of us think about artwork as something culturally important, something that should be kept in a safe place. Step on it! Don't be afraid to make it dirty.



22. Have you ever tried to play with fire with an artwork. This destructive element can be also used in a creative process. I put my plasteline sculpture next to the big oven. It was fascinating to see how it gradually started to melt. The form was no longer shaped by my hand, but by the warmth of fire.



23. It's funny, sometimes we destroy the nature to show it's beauty.



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25. What about unfinished artworks? How do we say when it's finished? What is the guarantee that it will be better when finished? I love to look at the process of creation of any medium. When it's unfinished it gives you that feeling when you wonder, what's going to be next?



26. Do you see real artwork in front of you or your experience behind you?



27. There are so many textures around us, use frottage to collect them.



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29. Shaped with fist.



30. Do we have to show everything? This is just a part of "artwork", and it can completely change the meaning.



31. Play with scale, make it as small as box of matches or as big as a tree or Eiffel Tower. You can play with scale in your imagination.



32. Glue + plaster



33. Sponges



34. You can be even brutal with your artworks. Jump on it, kick it, bit it.



35. Experiment with structural properties of your "ARTWORK".



36. Why it looks so perfect?



37. If you artwork is 2 dimensional and small, you can very easily copy it. Then you can work on this copy. Make a copy of the copy and find as many variations of your artwork as you want.



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39. Digital art gives you so many new possibilities. Instead of drawing an object for 6 hours, you can copy and paste it within seconds. You can easily apply the changes.



40. You can't see it, but "ARTWORK" is there.



41. This is blood, it changes the colour from vivid red to almost black.



42. Any difficulties? Maybe they can become a part of your art?



43. Take a look at top right corner. This is blood. Art can be a weapon both figuratively and literally.



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50. How would your "ARTWORK" look in the darkness? With different light colours?



51. Sprey it.



52. Maybe try more aggressive approach?



53. Paint it white. Just leave it or start from beginning.



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55. This is sculptural equivalent of frottage.



56. Do we have to put our artworks only on walls and floor? Put it on the ceiling,in the window or doors. See how it changes the perception.



57. Put a next layer on your artwork, work over it. You can add new elements without permanent changes.



58. How would your artwork look like when you simply it only to outlines?



59. This is failed experiment. However even such mistakes still has potencial for further exploration. Something useless for you can be highly useful for someone else.



60. Think about all the media available to you.



61. What do you see? Are you sure?



62. Make instructions. Let others create.



63. Measure it, see how much space you have, feel the space.



64. Create art with tape.



65. Do we have to show the artworks itself. Present representations.



66. Print on your artwork anything that you like. It can be a leaf, your other artwork or your belly.


67. What if you try to erase it?



68. Your artwork can be stolen, but it will still exist. Somewhere...



69. Additional layers can completely cover your original idea.


70. Make it cool.



71. Censored.



72. Why don't we borrow our artworks to other people? Your artworks don't have to wait hidden in your studio.



73. How would your artwork look like with a cover?



74. Art can be sexy and give u pleasure. So what if some people can find it inappropriate?



75. What is and isn't art?



76. Translate it or use your own language.



77. Try mirror reflection.



78. Change the shape. Escape from this rectangle.



79. Crush something on or around.



80. Through things to your artwork.



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