Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
Our own human experience is a distinct realm which can never be precisely duplicated in another lifetime. It frames our whole view of existence and, as artists, affects our art making process. The theory of the Tabula Rasa functions as the inspiration of my work and this writing examines my personal view of growing up in the internet age and America, and how my view of life, as well as artistic practice, is shaped by a consumerist culture that has gone global. Additionally, as a figurative painter, I create a context with other artists who create work about their own experience such as Liu Xiaodong, Jan Steen, Kehinde Wiley, Patrick Martinez, and Roger Shimomura. This paper ties many facets of culture together, along with my personal reflection, to ultimately examine its effect on my art.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Touch, Sopearb, "Painting and Stuff, LOL" (2014). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 18. https://doi.org/10.7936/K7H12ZXP.