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I thought I understood what Superflat was, but now I'm lost. First I read it's a parody of Japanese pop culture in itself, but then I read that it's the opposite, more or less a homage in the fine art world. What the heck is it?
EDIT: Ah whoops, wrong section of general forums.
Last edited by Elwell; June 19th, 2010 at 11:05 PM.
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In the fine art world, parody and homage, irony and sincerity, are often intertwined to the point of inseparability. The wikipedia page is actually a pretty good explanation.
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"Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
...Ok, so with pop culture it glorifies the good, and also points out the bad.
But as a whole it's about breaking what people think is or isn't art, like the whole "art or illustration" thing.
This Murakami is a cool dude. Plus his work is pretty awesome, ignoring the disgusting ones.
I like johnathon woss. Especially when he has to talk about wobots made with owigami.
Superflat is name that Takashi Murakami came for his style of work, yknow the stuff with wierdesque disney like figures and and super saturated/super lovely colors.
And I wouldnt care for it. So an artist came up with name of style that is ironically derivative of some good original stuff(in this case the anime/manga). Pfff. I like some of his work but whatever.
Hah, thanks!Bhanu, you're my art hero!
I hope people dig me or my work because of good qualities in the works, rather than vain originality or the shock factor or something.