I think Work of Art may have stumbled on a tear in the fabric of space-time. Or maybe we judges just have crappy taste. In the past two weeks, I've become hyper-aware that the art you're seeing me see in Bravo's gallery looks totally different in life from the way it looks on TV. Things that impress in person fall flat on TV; things that fall flat in life work on TV. All last week, reality bore this out. I got angry comments from those who said Ugo's work was fine and that Sucklord or Bayeté should have been axed. One articulate blogger also chastised us for missing the line "Ugo, you go."
Thank you for sharing your insights. I have always felt that the work must play so very differently on television. (Thinking specifically of Leon's latest piece at the moment. I would have loved to see that in the gallery!)
Oh, and there is a pooping piece in Michelle's portfolio, Jerry. Hopefully you can content yourself with that because I, for one, am not eager to see another. LOL
Designing the afterlife or creating a religion are amazing ideas. I hope the producers listen to you eventually. Also, I only noticed you were short this week because you mentioned it last week ;)
I would have more interested in Kathryn's work if she made use of anything other than a bloody rag..Hmm..maybe some of Sucklord's dolls?
I just saw this one on demand and am stuck by this whole theme thing so it can be judged like a competition. The looser was trapped by her need to express the pain of her Crohn's disease in every piece she does. Repetition a no –no on the show… yet is encouraged by the art world to create a brand Identity. Didn’t Keith Haring basically repeat the same wiggly doodle baby’s? I don’t like anything done on this episode, the winner being very lucky the theme was motion… something film is great at. What disappointing is that the judges don’t know better that any kind of video loop is “mesmerizing.” It’s called hypnosis… achieved by chanting or repeating numbers or images in your head. I was wrong last week about video guy loosing sooner that later, but I think this is his last time near the top. Video is not fine art as much is it’s what it is: short films with no home.