History Of Art

PhotographerGrant Legassick
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

“The History of Art” is Legassick’s commentary of the contemporary art world as it presently stands, as well as serving homage to arts beginnings dating back to pre-history. Important artworks have been stitched together to form a high resolution “skin” which has then been projected over a specially created 3D Tiger shark model, suggestive of Damien Hirst’s controversial piece ‘The Physical impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ (1991). Hirst’s shark alone has cemented him as being one of the most controversial living artists to date. The piece asks us to consider how these artworks and their individual movements have led us to where the art world stands today. Through the continuous pushing of boundaries, experimentation, new technologies and endless questioning, the art world has continued to grow and develop, reaching its coming of age where photography is beginning to play a major role.