John Baldessari is an American Conceptual artist known use of appropriated imagery. He blends photography, painting, and text, Baldessari’s work examines the plastic nature of artistic media while offering commentary on our contemporary culture. John Baldessar is an artist who goes back and forth between wanting to be simple with his works and complex.He has developed inspired by the coded character of images, allowing to be in full view of all the composes the image rather then its center focus. Typically, he collages together unrelated categories of image or motif, yet the result is to force us to recognize that those images often communicate similar messages.
I chose John Baldessari due to similar complexity that we face. I often struggle to aim for a simplistic style while achieving a more complex.I often feel that a lot can proved depth and multiple connections to one source. I also admire his simplistic style with contrast of a more active or lively image. He provides a contrast within his work that is visually and conceptual known.