Mister Jablow’s art is the best type of provocative. It forces one to reconsider preconceived notions, mostly about morality and cultural norms.
My favorite example of his work is:
Innocuous enough, until he takes it in a wondrously detailed direction:
Whether his work is a commentary on society, or simply a jab at things commonly thought of as banal, it serves the viewer a helping of introspection, and in doing so pointedly wets one’s appetite for more.
tsepa nya kupa te ota tayo ke notoha nayo kapya
/t͡ʃɛːpa ɲaː kuːpa tɛ oːta taːjo kɛ notoːha naːjo kaːpʲa/
please for death GEN father 2s.POSS O sympathy-AUG 1s.POSS accept
Please accept my condolences on the death of your father.
These absolutely surreal, yet realistic, sculptures are the reason I love art. Please visit Choi Xooang’s website, and/or make the time to see one of his exhibits.
asa kue niuahi amahilo uampe pala ehe tomepak pa’e motohue
life like garden-DIM time-DIM-PL perfect can.be but preserve-ABIL-NEG except.for memory-LOC
It seems the simplest forms of expression tend to be the most powerful.
slightly altering the substance
deepening the marvelous trance
brighten the dullness of the morning
without you we must have a warning
meant to help with the think
you are a beloved drink
every part of you soothes the soul
in a cup, bucket, or bowl
Calligraphy is an art form that I very much appreciate. I also relish in the Japanese aesthetic. Because of these interests, I thoroughly enjoy shodō. To that end, I often search for modern practitioners to revel in their talent. Recently I found Mitsuru Nagata and his website: http://nagatayakyoto.net/ It’s a wonderful place to see his work and appreciate the art fom.
Also check his twitter and youtube channel.