The Artist as Cartographer

Art 511, Art 511 Cartography, Artist Reasearch

The reclaiming of the cartographic ties to the arts has been over due and the the recent works of sculptures, painters, and digital artists have been commandeering the maps.

Artists like Mathew Cusick have been using maps as a source of collage, and repurposing and reworking imagining the way a map can be used to represent a idea or concept.

Map Roadways by Matthew Cusick

Another artist that has begun reusing maps in his “3d drawings” is Chris Kenny, as Kenny puts it “he replaces ‘the cartographer’s logic with an absurd imaginative system”


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