Week 11 Artist Conversation

Artist: Kyle Kruse

Exhibition: N/A

Media:  Wood, skin, bones, and film

Gallery: Marilyn Werby Gllery

Website:  kylekuseart.com

Instagram: N/A


About the Artist

On November 2, 2016 I interviewed Kyle Kruse. He is going to graduate this semester with a B.F.A in Print Making. He has been at California State University of Long Beach for five years and a half. At first his major was physics, but then he realized that he is more creative than anything else, so he switched his major to Print Making.

Formal Analysis

In the gallery the art material that surrounded the entire room was in Greco-Roman. Once someone stepped into the room there was bones and dust on the floor. Then hanging on the walls were spheres with paintings on them. In front of the spheres they were masks to represent the spheres. Finally, there were clips to represent the Gods, such as Prometheus.

Content Analysis

The process of the art surrounding the whole gallery was made by Kruse. The most stressful part of the project was the editing of the films because it takes hours long. Once everything was completed, he really wanted to emphasize on the way how many individuals play an important factor of the way myth is viewed today. For example, comparing to the game telephone, someone says one thing while the message travels through, but somehow the message appears to be different. For many ages this has happened to Greek mythology, it always ends up changing its view.

Synthesis/My Experience

When I stepped into the gallery, my breath was taken away because I knew it was about the Greek Gods. I remembered the story of Prometheus how he played a trick on Zeus and then stole fire from the heavens and gave it to man. I enjoy learning about Greek mythology, and when I saw that this gallery was mind blown that it was about mythology.




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