Monday, March 26, 2012

Bobby Chiu

While surfing the web I came across this artist who used animal images and human emotions and figures to caricaturize a situation or character. Bobby Chiu creates these fanciful images of people or these clever creatures he’s created. All of the creatures have a human quality to them that you can relate to, whether that is in their face or body language. I have found that many artist use animal images because it is easy for people to relate to them.
In the image above you see a boy dressed as a fish or a whale dragging around his pet fish. This image is ironic because the same thing the boy inspires to be is the exact thing he is killing, which could become a huge commentary on our lives as we grow up but never mind that. Between the boy and the fish I would say they have the same type of mouth with the teeth out and the drool. Also all the eyes look really similar, kind of glassy and vaguely looking somewhere but maybe not at anything particular.
In terms of last week’s discussion, these images aren’t portraying a historical event but actually more of a commentary on evolution perhaps? The closeness between man and creature.

1 comment:

  1. I think that this crossing of animal versus human is also relatable to Koren's work. Because the distinction between animal and human physiognomy is blurred within visual cliches.