Ideas, Thoughts, & Perspectives

November 7th, 2011

The “Unknown Artist”, Ray Johnson

More articles by »
Written by: marvinflores
Tags: , ,
ray-johnson-design-engine

Ray Johnson first began working with abstract art in 1948. He soon gave that up and began to cut pieces of his art and put them together, hoping to create more interesting art from his former pieces. From his “cut up” pieces of his canvases, he began to put together what is called a collage. After finding out that he was interested and capable of doing this type of art, he took the art work he has done previously and merged it with what was popular at the time. He took pictures of well known people such as Elvis Presley and Shirley Temple and merged it with his collages.

Ray Johnson was known as the “Unknown Artist” He wasn’t known to have a lot of people, but his work would often have his audience thinking and they would often complement his work. The most memorable artwork he did was called mail art. This is where he would take mail from post offices and make them into collages. Ray Johnson was well known for his collages.

Click To View Images:

Ray Johnson Ray Johnson Ray Johnson Ray Johnson


About the Author

marvinflores





Design Engine Industrial Design Training Pro Engineer
 
 

 
5413161fc07a8016d100001e_jump-off-a-cliff-and-land-in-bed-in-this-edgy-australian-home_cliff_house_by_modscape_concept_external

Modscape’s Cliff House Redefines Living on the Edge

icture yourself waking up daily to a 180-degree view of the ocean without leaving the comfort of your living room. The owners of the as-yet-unbuilt Cliff House have teamed up with Modscape of Australia to design their comp...
by Design-Engine
0

 
 
g_pod_shipping_container

G-pod’s Storage Container Based Off-grid Living Space

ong Kong and Australia-based company G-pod has unveiled a new shipping container home that it hopes will stand out from the sizable competition thanks to a novel expandable design that increases usable floor space significant...
by Design-Engine
0

 
 
6a00d8341c6bcf53ef01a511fb8301970c-800wi

“Project Hieroglyph” Envisions Stories for a Brighter Future

op culture has painted a darkly dystopian vision of the future. But a new book hopes to harness the power of science fiction to plot out a more optimistic path for the real world. Just glancing at this week’s movie listin...
by Design-Engine
0

 

 
catalina-chamber-day-police-rov

Catalina Sea Ranch Aims to Bring Shellfish Farming back to U.S.

arine biologists studying offshore aquaculture, such as the Catalina Sea Ranch mussel farm, need real-time data to conduct collaborative and transparent research. Catalina Sea Ranch (CSR) is the first offshore shellfish Ranch...
by Design-Engine
0

 
 
An illustration showing a possible configuration of a floating offshore nuclear plant. Image: Jake Jurewicz/MIT-NSE

Ideation for Offshore Nuclear Plants at MIT

How do you make nuclear energy safely and cheaply? The answer is simple: Build it with well-tested existing technology and put it in a safe location, in a place where it can be easily cooled, and safe from events such as earthq...
by Design-Engine
0

 



0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


You must be logged in to post a comment.