As Chloe mentioned; why does hybridity have to take place between two such distinct art forms such as, painting and drawing or sculpture and performance? Hybridity can take place in cross-breeding art making with other disciplines such as literature, pop culture or physical science. Hybridity allows for more experimentation and expands possibilities for the furthering and evolution of contemporary art.
Artist’s of today are free to use any material or any technique they wish. This freedom allows for the formation of new ideas and concepts in art making. Blurring the lines and breaking rules allows artists to define themselves by “shifting, combining and recombining techniques from inside and outside the worlds of art”.
Andy Warhol is a great example of a hybrid artist (as Chloe stated), where most of his works combine print making combined with popular culture. Warhol’s piece, “Marilyn Diptych” done in 1962, is an oil and acrylic silk screen print done on canvas. Warhol chose to use images of Hollywood celebrities to emphasize their commodity statuses. This piece was done a few weeks after Marilyn Monroe’s death. There is a repetitive pattern of her face to reinforce her status as a consumer product; her face haunting the viewers as it had done so during the time after her death. Andy Warhol incorporates popular culture into his pieces with the understanding of the visual language of the mass culture. He greatly succeeded in the hybridity of traditional art making combined with popular culture.
Source: Art Today: Hybrid Art Forms
Kleiner, Fred S. Gardiner’s Art Through the Ages.