Recently me and two friends from the art world spent a few hours looking at mostly contemporary art in galleries along 21st Street in Chelsea, NYC. It was an interesting experience. Variable impressions, many types of media and like a long entertainment event for the brain. Here are works of some of the artists we saw, with my very personal, and non-artsy comments. I didn't know any of the artists from before so this was really fun, like a new world that opens up. The photos are linked from Flickr (Vilsekogen) so you can click on them and see larger versions.
I guess I should have heard about Jasper Johns because he is one of America's most famous artists. But me, I stay mostly in scientific worlds, and never took an art class since 9th grade (I still love art though). These giant metal sculptures of numbers are impressive - and immediately made me think about old typography techniques and industrial and publishing history. To take something common and enlarge and blow it up, gives it such a new perspective. Here my thought was: "Oh my god, those number 3's have gorgeous shapes, and we don't get that anymore with our laserprinted Word documents." I love when art makes you create new connections in your brain, especially between emotion, facts, and history. So I loved, loved these.