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Michael Malinowski

Portfolio

2010-2012


Visual Communications

isual Communications

Visual Communications

Visual Communications


We are Viscomm

(2012 Graphic)

Representing an entire course can be challenging; you need to consider the content, as well as the people, and the name. I went with an abstract image that can be viewed in different ways: an eye, a pen, and a person.


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Good Ideas Shine

(2011 Graphic)

When approaching the idea of illustrating a phrase I thought about the meaning behind it. While it is mostly thought of as someone’s intellect, a light bulb is a common symbol for ideas. Therefore, the image that comes from the saying becomes a search for a good idea amongst all the average or adequate ones.


Diptych Collage

(2010 Paint)

To emphasize contrast, the simplest solution would be to have one piece full of colour, the other being in black and white. To forge a connection between the two I sectioned both parts with similar vertical lines.


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Deversi’s Diner

(2012 Graphic)

A game of “Spot the differences” can go in many directions. I worked with both subtlety and realism so that the viewer will engage with the piece as a whole instead of simply the objects within it.


A Racquet’s Motion

(2011 Graphic)

Tennis is a game about movement, momentum and the push and pull between players. I used lines and black-white contrast to symbolize the players and the game. A flowing path is also created throughout all five pieces with a the swirling motion in the middle to represent the game going in any direction. All this is done using geometric shapes, and a simple tennis racquet.


Window into Feeling

(2011 Oil Pastel)

Vincent Van Goh’s “Starry Night” is one of the most famous paintings ever made, but it is normally looked at as a whole. To heighten the experience of the feeling, I re-created four areas that each has its own look and feel. Using a window frame as a compositional devise, gives the feeling of looking through into it, instead of at it.


A Moment in Time

(2010 Charcoal)

War is a sight that most do not like to face. When drawing a scene of soldiers running, I gave the sense of urgency, quick strokes taken in one area at a time. At the same time I faded the background into which they were running, to provoke the sense of uncertainty that no one knows which way war will go, for better or for worse.


About the Author Yulin Wang is an instructor in the Visual Communications department, Medicine Hat College, teaching grapgic design. His paintings have been exhibited extensively in the United States, Canada and China. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nanjing College of Arts in China in 1988. Mr. Wang studied at the University of Tecas at El Paso, Texas and later at New Mexico State University, New Mexico, where he earned his MA and MFA degrees.

In1996 Mr. Wang was awarded the NMSE College of Art and Sciences Award, be New Mexico State University, New MExico, USA and in 1999 he was awarded a Visual Arts Creation Grant from the Canada Council for the arts.

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Step by Step

(2012 Graphic)

Creating a front and back cover for a guide book for graphic design creates a challenge. You need to assume that the reader does not know anything about the subject. Taking that into consideration, I took inspiration from Piet Mondrian’s “Composition of Red, Blue and Yellow”. The beginning to any design is the composition which is based on De Stijl. After that I decided three blocks representing 1, 2 and 3 would fit well in a “Step by Step” design.


The Meaning Within

(2011 Graphic)

Take a book title out of context and the emotion within it can then be pulled forth. With a title such as “The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly Completely Lost It� I felt that the emotion conveyed was one of insanity. Wanting to illustrate that emotion for the front book cover, the solution I used is to make the title itself into a knife.


Poster Exhibition May 1 to May 30, 2012 Esplanade Art Gallery Medicine Hat, AB Can


Breaking Through

(2012 Graphic)

After studying Fukuda Shigeo’s posters, I was drawn towards his optical illusions and impossible spaces. As homage to him I used his “F” as an impossible shape breaking around a simple picture frame.


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