Title

Broken Art

Author

Jihwan Park

Abstract

My “Broken Art” series created between 2013 and 2014 is the subject of my Thesis.

My study is focused on three characteristics: Semiotics (signs, symbols, and indices explore artwork in a series that is broken). Great changes in art history between two art movements, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art are synthesized in one artwork.

Finally, commercialism is dealt with through symbols which I construct.

The following scholars and artists are discussed in relation to my series: Charles Sanders Pierce (1839~1914, American), Rene Magritte (1898~1967, Belgian), Rosy Keyser (1974~, Baltimore, MD), Roy Lichtenstein (1923~1997, American), and Barry Le Va (1941, Long Beach, CA). Their artwork in relation to my series is discussed in this dissertation, and was exhibited at the Bevier Gallery, Booth Building, at R.I.T. during the spring of 2014.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Mixed media (Art); Symbolism in art; Wood sculpture--Themes, motives; Wood sculpture--Technique

Publication Date

4-29-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Fine Arts Studio (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)

Advisor

Thomas R. Lightfoot

Advisor/Committee Member

Alan Singer

Advisor/Committee Member

Luvon Shepard

Comments

Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at NB1250 .P37 2015

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

Plan Codes

FNAS-MFA

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