Sunday, September 19, 2010
Mark Newport is an artist who puts a spin on his own dynamic object: the superhero.
He alters the way we view these well-known characters through the material he uses to recreate them. By building each suit out of knitted yarn, he challenges us to look at the idea of a strong savior in a different light. He continues this juxtaposition of soft and chiseled through his performance pieces, which often include knitting himself (a middle-aged, slightly chubby man) into these superhero suits that were originally worn by the muscular role models of every little kids childhood. I love his work because its really unconventional and quirky. Plus, yay knitting!