Sunday, December 13, 2015

Kevin Chen Artist Talk

Kevin Chen was a very interesting artist that spoke in the Wells Fargo Auditorium on campus.  His main focus of art was generally based around cartography, maps, and population.  In addition to being an artist, he also talked about works that he has helped with being a curator.
One main quote that he mentioned a couple times during his talk about his own work was, "Its not the size, it's the scale."  He practically lived by the meaning of that quote, and that was entirely represented by his work.  A lot of his work was depending on the study of population growth, and where and how rapidly our population will grow to.
One of his works was a time counter of population growth.
He had a few global color scale maps of population density.
His main works that he showed us was his very small fictional city scapes, which were about the size of a penny in height.  His miniature city-scapes included various architectural styles worldwide.  In some of his exhibitions displaying his work, there were magnifying glasses to help the viewers see his cityscapes.  These tiny cityscapes were produced on paper and mounted on aluminum sheets.

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