The obvious comparison is of course to Tuymans. She's got the contrast of very elegant, emphemeral-like, quality of surface and color with a tragic, monumental subject. Tuymans is much more subtle with the subject matter though (with the exception of the recent portrait of Condi Rice) his are iconic. He paints in that off-hand, faux-half-assed yet elegant way. I guess this painter is a little too obvious with the contrast for me -- too easy.
Elegant is the right word. A wee bit formulaic, but I buy it. Well-structured and defined but still leaves itself plenty open.And well yeah, Tuymans, but I think this Pamela person stands well on her own. She's really owning these landscapes.
Painter, If you feature non NY painters could you say so because I and others wont know the difference.
Will do Regi. I actually don't know where this artist lives but she is in the show at Monya Rowe that Amy Sillman curated.
You dont know the difference because NY painters are so cosmopolitan, dude. Its like Esperanto, only cooler.Watercolo is great, but a lot of the watercolor I see is for shit craft wise. maybe thats a point, but I still prefer the crafty, all things being equal.Streatch your paper, for one. How hard is it to apply a little water to your surface beforehand? Or is it that your eagerness to paint precludes such preparation?Leaving white space - try it, you might like it, as in this wonderfull, sensitive and poetic watercolor.But boring. Mark Tansey has ideas. One time I saw a painting of his where the landscape was made up of text, like concrete poetry, and Sherlock holmes or derrida or whoever were dueling over the precipice of meaning. It would be great as an album cover.Could we get some abstract watercolors so I can bathe in the feeling? Because after the idea, what else is there but the moody blues?
I thought that Mamma's paintings did have ideas. What about all those skewed perspectives ?
artnet:After 160 solo shows and 25 years of solid work, Mark Kostabi enjoys an internationally acclaimed career. His recent exhibition at Adam Baumgold Gallery is a meticulously curated ticket straight to the Kingdom of Kostabi, as opposed to Kostabi World itself, where most of the canvases are painted by assistants operating under Kostabi’s direction. In speaking with the debonair artist, I asked how he became so notorious in the 1980s for his use of assistants, which many other artists also employed.WHAT DA FUCK, is this person sleeping with him or something? YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!
Topography moves toward abstraction. Seems to be painted nicely. Will have to go see it. Any good openings tonight?
I think the AAF is keeping things quiet? I dunno. I wouldna open today unless I was hoping for run-off, and who wants that kind of accidental street riff-raff?closeup- allways a faveI dont know why it doesnt bore me. God complex maybe.
all the reeel players are in Basel...ha artnet = walter = book = mark k show (which i am a fan of)June 17 – July 22, 2006Opening Reception: Friday, June 16, 6-8 pm Drawing Center, to low key for me on a friday, - sounds a little hippy. if my calculations are correct as 2morrow is the more 'open opening' for sure then tonight should be the glamor night for DaDA at MoMA... anyone got an in lookn for a date? drop me a line ;)
mark k is evil incarnate. Laura Cottingham shoulda spit in his face when she had the chance
lik eitlooks like the beginning of the movies. where they show the sound studios. i'm a liker
Mark Kostabi will love the fact that people are talking about him.His work is awful on so many levels,formaly, design, content, it is just visual masterbation.Kostabi is all about ego.He is a sick person, I once read and piece writen by him in which he was so desprate to get into the opening at the New MOMA that he somehow snuck in and hid in the mens room for hours. What a sad person he is. Mind you he does give good advice on how to "make it" if you want to end up like Kostabi, which can't be all to bad, lives in Roma, Italy.Still... his work is like bad motel art.
just googled mark kosabi, and i threw up in my mouth a little.
poor mark k...King Henry IV, Part III"The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on". - (Act II, Scene II).
the tv show. "name that painting" is a slightly redeeming feature. He is interesting as a performer.
James Kalm you are my favorite writer at the Brooklyn Rail always dead on.
grandmanelly, shamless butkissing will get you everything here in NYC. Who the hell is James Kalm anyway?
He writes for the Brooklyn Rail. He just wrote a great review of George Condo's show. the new format for the Brooklyn Rail site is much better, the rail has a lot of good writers though. Check it out Kalm James.
PT Barnum was right: "a sucker is born every minute."2 million a year in deed...
How did MK start to dominate this thread? Maybe that says more about current market / Art conditions then not.
chicomacho put your hands out, or flippers or spinners or whatever you have. DO not speak of people with business plans who claim to be artists! Or artists for whom art is a business plan! Do not speak of plans!
After thinking it over I have to say that these watercolor works by Wilson-Ryckman (not all her works on the web) don't do much more than photo-journalism does -- and photo-journalism does it's job pretty well. Turning it into a painting so directly seems ineffective to me. This is called "Flood" I think? There's other works that appear to be direct representations of journalistic photos. Makes the next artist, McMurray, seem darn creative.
This would be better if it was done in black mold or some form spore. Been done, I know, but not by me, you know?
who the hell is this James Kalm-does he measure 96 x 24?-synchronised swimming is more interesting than NYC art criticism-check it out!
Only kidding James-love yr bicycle cruises around NYC artscene-for those of us down under it is a revelation-cheers,Mark Rathko
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