Artists such as Sol Lewitt, have base their work on layout and grid structure. He uses very simple, bold shapes and structures to create strong and effective designs. I like the way he uses simple structures and grid patterns, furthermore, I like how he has been specific with his colours, by either going with black and white or strong colours. Although in each design it is varied, you are still able to define his work and notice that it is by him. I also feel that with this work, there is a barrier between the viewer and the work, giving it a very 2D feel.
I also looked at Esther Stocker, because I was interested in her installation pieces. She made the room the grid and cleverly used the bare white room as the shell for her work. By using simple black lines, that fragmented and then were three dimensional, made the installations come alive, and appear as though we were part of the grid as well. It has an almost serial feel, as though we are part of a computer. Her work is also interesting in the way that each installation is contrasting in design and look, even though they use the same colours and line.
I also went to an exhibition down Brick Lane, by a graphic designer that went to Chelsea College of art. I am drawn to his work, as he created a selection of very distinctive animal designs, all based on one simple angular shape. His work is also interesting as he has gone onto create 3D sculptures, all made out of mirrored glass. This was especially effective, because there was about 30 mirrored leopards all in the exact same position, set in a large white space. As you walked around the exhibition, you would catch sight of a strong black line, as there were many pillars dividing the room.
He was inspired by and changed the way artists view the idea and the final product. Furthermore, he is also said to be the founder of minimal and conceptual art. Sol Lewitt is an artist that I will coming back to for inspiration as his work is so cleverly composed.
I find Arran Gregorys work inspiring because he has used a simple repeat pattern to create many different bold forms. By doing this the images also look consistent and have the same feeling throughout. I also found it interesting looking at the animals, and figuring out how he got to his end point from the simple starting shape. Furthermore, I like the way he has transitioned into 3D from 2D, in a way which keeps the same contemporary feel.