Artist: Pieter Lategan Graphic Design Scrapbook
Title: Why are bananas never lonely? Because they hang around in bunches.
Program Use: Adobe Suite
“Warhol’s renowned signature style, defined by his fascination with consumer culture showcases mundane objects as primary subjects, such as the banana, to symbolize the rise in mass production and distribution during his time.”
The first drawing I made in an art class I remember was a house. It was years back and I thought I would become an architect. I really don’t want to talk about myself on this blog, because this is not about me it is about art. I always tell myself that if you understand art you can understand a lot of things about yourself.
I worked as a medalist and enjoy it so much that I will never forget that. I learned there about mass production because it was a factory. Luckily I had the privilege to design the medal and not to manufacture it. I understand the manufacturing process and the people who worked there. It is not always about work, the tea breaks the holidays but it is also about the people you met there and the friends you make. There are people who like you and there are people who dislike you at any work you will find that.
So what attracted me with this sketch I made, basically the repetition of the bananas which you will see symbolize the rise of mass production in Andy Warhol time. Warhol was an American artist, film director, a producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop art.
I got bored with the pencil drawings and as any person, I also struggle. That is part of life. Some people struggle with work, some struggle with other people, with money, with their children. So I almost felt to give up. And to create is a gift and to create full time is a wonderwork.
I then worked as a graphic designer at one of the largest internet companies in South Africa. There I learned about advertising which is part of Pop art.
To understand Pop art for me is not that difficult but what I learned now is the art of Pop art and what it means.