R. Crumb
Cartoonists always intrigued me ever since I was a little girl. I always became mesmerized with how the artist had the ability to incorporate so many details but yet it still remains a cartoon. But with this particular piece, what got me was the fact that it was a biblical comic book series. The way he broke down the different scenes and stories in the Bible and made it elementary enough to  spark the interest of kids of all ages was something that drew me in.  Research saidit took him over 5 years to complete. I can imagine, the Bible is a very intricate book with lots of things to include. He is a pretty famous cartoonist and a lot of his work are visually pleasing but I would have to say that this one is the one I enjoy the most.

John DeAndrea
AMAZING. AMAZING. AMAZING. My first encounter with this sculpture was fear to be honest, fear that if I got any closer she would move! So realistic, so believable. I was literally drooling over it, the shadows, the texture. DeAndrea uses postures with men and women as a big relationship when it comes to these. With this particular work it is if course a female and her pose is quite relaxed and distraught. Its as if she looks effortlessly real. How he achieves such believable pieces is by layering paint onto bronze casts causing this to look similar to human skin. Majority of his works stand without props, and naked with the intentions of representing the human form better. Great idea. I think props and other objects surrounding the sculpture wouldn't really add to it just distract. This piece speaks loud enough alone without anything to "help" it.

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere
This has to be the FIRST artwork that I saw going into the Arsenale. I just loved it. At first I couldn't believe something like this that I see on a daily basis is showcased in this gallery. I just love natural hair. Being that I am natural myself, I find it quite relatable. At first I couldn't figure out if he was responsible for creating the hairstyles or just the photographs. After doing some thorough research I found out he is responsible for the photographs. Another plus for me being that I am interested in doing photography. He is from Nigeria and he documents Nigerian hairstyles.




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