I got to the Whitney Biennial this weekend and it was amazing! To be honest, I use to think that it was never a good show ever since my first visit back in 2006, and I was going with that expectation. But not this time-- throughout my whole visit my eyes were hungry for more pieces to see to the point where I was disappointed when there was no more to see.
It was very colorful and we all know I like that. It was nice to see colorful works of art that are not paintings, sculptures, etc but rather installations and objects sculpted together. It was a good way to learn about color theory and you learn what kind of colors work well together and which don’t.
The only thing I didn’t like about the show was this series of photos of young adults in their early 20s enjoying some wild and crazy subculture fun. The images were great but the subject brought me down. Even though I’m 27 they were making me feel old for the first time and that my wild times have to come to an end. Unfortunately I have no time to screw around anymore. It actually reminded me of Rihanna’s music video for the song “We Found Love.”
When it comes to my interest in colors I really love colorful pieces with a lot of black in the background because it makes the colors stand out and look more colorful. That’s what I do in my work. There was this large installation piece with colorful lights lighting up forming random images. The lights were black when they were off making the image stand out.