Art

1 Nov

INSPIRATIONAL LEADER

JEFF KOONS:  TURNS MUNDANE OBJECTS EXTRAORDINARY

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When was the last time you saw a balloon animal, a slice of cake, or a basketball and thought “now this is art?” Well, if you were Jeff Koon’s, Neo-Pop artist, then you surely would.  Koon’s has built his career turning mundane objects that we would never look twice at, into masterpieces.  This could be significant for us, as the viewer, to look deeper into our own lives to see where we may be taking people or situations for granted.  Probing inner questions and focusing through self reflection was always the intention for the creation of art.

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Koon’s, known as a “self-merchandiser” has set record upon record for his astronomical priced pieces, one of which, Hanging Heart, which was the highest sold at the time for a living artist.  The piece was sold to Sotheby’s New York for $23.6 million.  Although this is quite the feat, Jeff was always more interested in being significant rather than famous. Many people who look at Jeff’s work now, do not realize he was also an accomplished painter.  His piece lips, which was a brightly colored oil piece on canvas was a reflection of his “pop” roots and affliction to color and composition.

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The most recognizable of his pieces is his ceramic rendition of Michael Jackson and Bubbles sculpture.  Laced in a ceramic and gold finish it has an over the top feel that was as timeless and accurate as Michael Jackson himself.

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He has a unique sense of conceptualization in his work which has always had mixed and controversial reviews.  Koon’s’ always stayed true to his work and beliefs without faltering.  Critics and fellow artists tried to shift him to move in opposing directions, yet he always maintained his vision.  His work always seemed heavily influenced from the master, Claes Oldenburg.

His balloon animal and tulip series which were created on a large scale in stainless steel, with a mirror finish are defining pieces.  These are relatable and interactive objects that can be enjoyed and pondered by people of all ages.

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If we learn anything from Koon’s it would be to take his pieces to better understand and interpret our own lives.  Having the passion, drive and confidence to not let others hinder your dreams is something that can be admired by all.  No matter what your dream or goal is, always make sure to be true to yourself.

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