I found an inspiration from the artist Andy Warhol and his Marilyn Monroe series. I thought it would be interesting to utilize the same idea that Warhol presented but with a different medium, a parody if you will.
While Warhol used silkscreen to produce his artwork, I felt it would be interesting to utilize colored paper instead. In addition, I decided to use thin sheets of foam as spacers between each sheet of paper to add more depth to this parody.
While creating this parody, I also began to form the theme in which I would base this work around: perception and perspectives. This can be seen not only in the difference in the material and depth of the piece but also the angle in which the figure is depicted.
While the original Marilyn Monroe series have a straightforward camera angle, I decided to use a lower camera angle for the piece as well as incorporating some maps rather than solid colors for one of the shots.
Chris Kim, 16, is a junior from Bellevue High School, located in Bellevue, WA. This young aspiring student believes that art is an excellent utility for self-expression as well as communication with his community. He loves experimenting with diverse media to create various forms of visual arts: paintings, mixed media, animations, and political cartoons. When he is not working on his artworks, Chris avidly builds and programs with his robotics team, enthusiastically plays his musical instruments, and practices his Taekwondo lessons. When looking at his recent activities, Chris has excitedly exhibited and sold his artworks at a local art fair as well as earning several art awards from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. In addition to his artistic interest, he enjoys playing video games in his spare time while watching political, preferably unbiased, news.