This week at the art gallery, I really enjoyed the work of Nolan Reiter. His work was called Silkscreen. Nolan is a printmaking major and the gallery showcased a series of silk screened art posters. His work looked a lot like pop art and he said he was inspired by Andy Warhol and the Cuban Revolution. It takes him about eight to ten hours to complete each design.
Each of his posters shows an exploration that Nolan has had. He traveled to many communities around the world that most people don’t know about. What I liked was that for each poster that I saw, there was a story behind it. Nolan brings light to these lesser-known communities and he shares with us their culture through these silk screened art posters. Another thing I liked about the posters were the vibrant colors.
Three posters I really liked were The Nothings, Untouchable, and Tower of David. The Nothings talks about garbage people in Egypt who have one of the most efficient recycling systems in the world, and how it’s helping them rise out of poverty. Untouchable is about the Dalit in India, who are treated as unclean. Nolan’s art portrays them as equals. Tower of David is about the skyscraper in Venezuela, where people could live in the tower without ever leaving. However, he tower has a darker side and is known as the city’s center of crime.