At 9/5/12 12:16 PM, CJBIG wrote:
So what do you think? Is it a dying form altogether?
I don't think you fully grasp Pop-art all together.
Pop-Art has a lot of history behind it and isn't just about bright colours or recolouring images. It was about consumerism and using that consumerism as part of the artistic statement. Let's say for example; Warhol's Chair. Warhol sold this image of a most dreadful event/invention in massproduction, in colours that fit buyer's wallpaper. It's a reflection on how people have forgotten about context and content, which made way for shallow form and appearance. Marylin Monroe was nothing but an icon, she wasn't human anymore.
The main problem however, is how lazy your art is. It's all digital, it's all premade shapes and easy sliders and whilst that's debateble pop-art (after all, Warhol had people massproducing his works) you're putting it online, trying to stick more meaning in it than you should. On the question if Pop-art is dead or not; yes it is. Like every other single art movement in history. You should try focus on the now and study on how the current situation came to be. Simply redoing old gestures isn't fitting nor relevant to today's ideas.
It seems like you heard of Warhol and thought to yourself "I can do this too!" That's not an attack, mind you. It's easy to fall in that trap. Warhol's work IS relatively easy to make. Heck, some people hate Warhol for bringing lazy kitsch into art, which is also a very valid point of view.
Bottom line: whatever you think or believe; before you start using the shape tool in Photoshop, pick up a real pencil and some books. It's so much more rewarding and a far better base than any preset ever.