Janet Biggs – Medium

In my creative career, I want to explore different mediums to create my pieces. Therefore, for this artist post, I used the word “Medium” as my inspiration to find an artist. To get some inspiration, I went on my Pinterest board, where I save works of art that are physically appealing to me. There, I found a photo of a video installation by Janet Biggs which was on a large scale, which I have always wanted to try out in my work.











Video Installation of Janet Bigg – found on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.es/pin/466263367665650667/

Intrigued by Bigg’s work, I searched for her website: http://www.jbiggs.com/vinstall.htm

There I learned that Janett Bigg is an American artist that currently resides in Brooklyn, and whose work is mostly video, photography, and performance. Most of her pieces have movement, and synchronization of different actions that are occurring at the same time, such as that of motorcycles, dances, and swimming. Biggs has also used musicians and athletes in her installations. On her site, I watched some of her video pieces, which I found fascinating. Some of my favorite shots were:











Afar. 2016. (Three channel video installation)











Written on Wax.2016. (Two channel video installation)










A Step on The Sun. 2012.


I was interested in the way she frames and composes her videos. Also, I was curious about the synchronization of different actions that occur at the same time. More than in the visual aspect, Janet Biggs’ use of sound made the video more interactive to the audience by incorporating mystery into the pieces.

I am an international student from Venezuela that desires to communicate with the world around me visually. I hope that I can become a part of the global conversation where I can tell stories that are untold. With a background in business and languages, I have experienced how different fields will always connect at some points, and I aspire to reinforce that connection in my work. I believe that there is not one pure aesthetic, and therefore I have chosen to collaborate and learn from those around me to every day grow as an artist.

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