Emanuel Ologeanu is a fine artist who produces mixed media work. He also produces paintings and works with cubism. I like his work because it consists of detailed ink paintings that are over newspapers which makes the image more intersting and stops the background from being plain or just simply a colour. It also consists of a narrative with small bits of writing. The work he produces has been scanned, manipulated on a computer put together to make the final outcome.
Emanuel Ologeanu uses narrative techniques to keep the viewer interested and make an interpretation of what the story of his work could be. Some of his work has a sense of sadness and loneliness to it with the colours he chooses to use. For example the uses of black and blue puts emphasis on the negative feelings he could want the viewer to feel when they see it, some of his work creates a sense of depression, but could be interpreted differently either that some of his art is about loneliness or being misunderstood. Despite that the majority of his work is either ink paintings or mixed media work based on people or objects. His work mainly consists of black, brown, grey and white. His work in general is much more positive in terms of the emotion it shows, the narratives involving people seem to have a theme of love or passion and when he's included an object in his work I feel like he's done it to show how much someone likes it. When I look at his work I feel like there is a deep meaning behind each bit of artwork he has produced and I think that he tries to create an emotional connection with the viewer. If the viewer has experienced the scenario before then it will also allow them to make a connection with his work for example has done an ink painting of a man and woman holding each other under an umbrella. The deep meaning that I personally get from the cubism chess artwork image is that life is a game that you can't always win and can't always go the route you'd like to (along the metaphorical board) in life. From this image it looks like something bad has happened during the life and it has left someone feeling upset and not happy with their life. After working in the style of Emanuel Oloeagnu it has helped me focus on narratives, emotions and making connections with the viewers so that they understand my thought process behind my work simply just by looking at my work and so that they can connect with it themselves.
This image is a response to the decade 1990 based on Nelson Mandela's release and is also a narrative as Emanuel Ologeanu's work influenced me to work in this style. This is a sign illustrating the racism that occured and the way segregation worked in South Africa back then. I chose to paint in black and white over newspaper; I did used dull colours because it's a negative issue. During this era the sign would have been there to make sure black people didn't take foot in that area but the sign itself emphasises the divide in South Africa.