Over the years my reconstructivist art theory has proven inspirational to a number of interesting artists, thinkers and academics. Here are a couple of the coolest ones I’ve come across recently:
Above, painter Peter SmeethPeter Smeeth‘s award-winning Reconstructivist portrait of Australian comedienne and author Jean Kittson.
EXPLORING RECONSTRUCTIVISM IN MODERN CHINESE INK ARTby Vincent LinUsing examples from a series of works from local Chinese ink artist, Lim Choon Jin, a preliminary exploration and discussion into classical structuralism, post-structuralism, binary opposition, and semiotics will be made. Furthering this discussion, a definition of Reconstructivism and the application of the Reconstructivism framework will be made as the primary focus of this exploration. Through the analysis of a series of his works, this essay offers an insight into how Reconstructivism can exist as a framework for new directions in Chinese ink art, and as a means to provide an alternative avenue for creative breakthroughs and research into Chinese ink art hybridity and creativity.