Sunday, January 10, 2010

Giovanni Valderas


Another Diamond in the ruff is Giovanni Valderas. He is also working on his first year of his MFA at UNT. He is very ambitious in scale and he is treading skillfully in very dangerous waters of his personal life. Extremely personal work can have great success or come crashing down in a spectacular failure. Valderas has the bravery to press through his personal issues without forcing the viewer to read his story his way. Thus the narrative is open and fluid, but one can tell that there is narrative of a personal nature, but it is not necessary to understand that personal story. He is still working out the kinks and learning new techniques, but I think he is one a good path that will lead him down a good road. Keep making tons of work Valderas and you will make the important breakthroughs.

7 comments:

VE said...

Interesting. Hey, good to see you're still at it here. I sort of lost touch...my blog connections got so vast. Good to come back and see what you're up to...

Todd Camplin said...

Thank you VE, I have been bad about getting around to other blogs. MFA show kept me busy.

Anonymous said...

I like it very much!

Anonymous said...

I don't get what this artist picture is trying to potray

Anonymous said...

hmm this picture makes no sense

Leo said...

hmm what is this artwork about

Todd Camplin said...

The artist is standing in front of the picture. The image is a personal expression of his relationship with family. His relationship is fractured, distant, and he sometimes feels pushed away from his family, represented symbolicly by the dog. The dog is like a barrier of unsaid strife. Very personal in nature, I think he would like the viewer to attempt to put in their own story. Give their own thoughts on the work. Thou, the art work is clearly telling a story.