that's one busted-ass grill.kinda looks like the little guy living in the stomach of that cat from Total Recall--his name was Giotto or something.
a little like rachel feinstein,
hey painter,just a thought, but maybe you'd like to open the blog up again to anonymouses? It would be great to mix it up more - i miss the random stuff.
Hideous. (Or head-ious?) Anyway, this style or ruse of using skilled academic tecnique to contrast with (supposedly) shocking content is too artificial, and comes across as coy and inauthentic. It strikes me as an experiment in how to make a painting, and not a from-the-gut REAL painting.
i agree, it was more fun with anonymouses.....its now the same people.
it's hard to tell what the srangest part of the painting is. maybe it's the water at the bottom, with the bird coming in from the left. is she from an old painting, a botticelli ?
"Coyness is nice/and coyness can stop you/from saying all the things inlife you want to..."What's wrong with being coy? Anyway, it's appropriate in these Colossi paintings to render historical icons in a historical way. Plus, they aren't shocking...are they? CH uses the crumbling Colossi as symbols of aging and shifting prominence. Kind of sad, self-deprecating, and personal; and not so coy. Reminds us of Nicole Eisenman painting: "From Success to Obscurity" and also of Lot's Wife. You know, the whole woman-statue relation. Kiki Smith, too?"So ask me, ask me, ask me..."
Triple D, your first line quote answers the question of what's wrong with being coy, at least where art is concerned. Appropriate? That word shouldn't be part of an art discussion. And, no this is not a shocking image, but I think it is intended to be. Kiki Smith intends to be... and is. Powerfully so.
TIME 100: The People Who Shape Our World ? now THAT is a family with a little pedigree.
"Appropriate" as an adjective, similar to "fitting" or "suitable." Seems okay to me.
I have a theory that surreal images are best painted in as unreal a manner as possible. The failure of a lot of early surreal art, in my mind, is that it looses the transcendent quality it is trying to capture via realistic presentation. I'm talking about Dali, Magritte, Escher; to me these artists were less effective than they could have been because they could not extract themselves from their realistic urges. In viewing their pieces, we cannot access the information in a way that it effects us deeply, because it is processed in a segment of our mind that is devoted to observing the ordinary.To my eye, there is a fine line between abstract and figurative presentation where you can hit the sweet spot and really make something believably transcendent. When you see a work like that, it just hums, seems divine.
Interesting paintings. They have a sort of Amy Sillman, DaVinci, Dali thing going on. Sillman for the palette for the ones scratching their heads. I'd like to see one of these heads with their eyes open. They all seem to be like reflective swimmers!? Strange. Of course there is the whole surreality going on so nothing should make sense. I would like to see more tension, probably more emotional range. Maybe a painting with many women would be a nice break in the series. Claire Oliver looks like a decent gallery. I especially, jpeg-wise, like Amy Morken. Those are rockin' paintings.
This seems like a detail of an interesting painting.
Colossus of Rhodes - or the head of the statue of liberty with the crown below as we shall see it (my guess) some day shortly
sillman, davinci, dali? amys good but please.
Fermented heads? Drunken birds? The worms crawl in and the worms crawl out, then you do the hokey pokey.All about draught.
lovelyEven after the flood, there is life. truthiness is out there
it's a gruenwald laura palmer. I have to like it for its ultra weirdness
bluebalz said... "sillman, davinci, dali? amys good but please."I was not making a quality judgement on Howe's and these other artists' work. It's just the other artists' styles came to mind when I saw her work.
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