The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his “Superflat” style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
Who inspires you? How do you capture identity through art? In this Workshop, we’ll explore the dynamic art of portrait photography by looking at Mickalene Thomas’s powerful images of friends and muses. Students will learn composition and staging techniques, as well as the importance of narrative and storytelling when setting a scene.
General operating support is provided by Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.