Journal Writing, Drawing

JournalWriting, Drawing

JournalWriting, Drawing

Thework of Cai Guo-Qiang and Matthew Ritchie fit into the drawingcategory because of the instruments used like we can see that CaiGuo-Qiang used gun powder to create images. Even though they weredeviating from the tradition of drawing, their tools basically left amark on the surfaces they utilized, and this amounts to drawing. Itis also crucial to note that the picture of Matthew Ritchie wastranslated into paintings on various surfaces such as walls, floor,and metal since it was already a drawing thus making it translatable.

Onecommon thing notable in the work of the two artists is theirdeviations from tradition. They have tried to explore the variousaspects of people`s lives and also science. The audience can relatewith their drawings since they are expressive and show differentaspects of life such as narratives, symbols, traditions, philosophy,images of dragons and tigers among others. The two artists came upwith creative ways of engaging the culture in which they exist andallowing the viewers to have a different way of viewing things. Theyexplored and created a new artistic era where as artists, they werefree to start their quest into the universe. Their drawings depictthe world as a place where various things can be explored indifferent viewpoints, and this also incorporates culture. Forexample, Cai lived partly in Japan and the culture there allowed himto explore gunpowder as a material for drawing. He can explore thedifferent culture to create beautiful art. The work of the artistshas also been greatly influenced by their culture and place ofresidence. They draw what they can relate to which can also beinterpreted in different views.