8/12/2006

Dr. Lakra

Weekend fun: Dr. Lakra, vive y dibuja en Mexico City.












21 comments:

JpegCritic said...

apolinére enameled or
chapman bros (?)

I like these.

JpegCritic said...

I miss apollinaire.

zipthwung said...

I think these contemporize the ancient art of collage.

Reminds me of band posters, which are amazingly simular to the more refined band posters of trained artists.

Formal analysis aside, im into pin up girls, death, Death, El Santo, El Barrio, and collage in general.

My mom used to draw on magazine covers - It looked like fun so I started doing it too. Then she stopped. Ball point pen works great. Colored pencil not so satisfying - something about the quality of the line but mostly how hard you had to press to make a mark.

dharmabum said...

zzzzzzzzzzzzz

kelli said...

Awesome caduceus shaped cobra in the top image. Finally something worth ripping off.

closeuup said...

so good..they make me want to scream

cha said...

Zip.. have you ever had any of your paintings "collaged"?

zipthwung said...

whats it to you ?

cha said...

hmmm styleee....
ok well I had a painting "improved" and I didn't like it...... because it looked better!

wade said...

I would be happy to just alter or "improve" other people's work...

Hmmm, i should get mediocre art school stuff and just alter it, mix and match, I could take a cross-section of wannabe or up-n-comers and do little(or big) alterations. Oh wait, its like the jorn's detournment thing zip mentioned, but just with real current trying-to be-hip paintings. Certainly I'd to more than add a highlight, a la kinkade.

Wow, this way, my studio assistants would be, like, any aspiring artist in the world, super!

wade said...

Oh, and speaking of someone to rip off, I just got a copy of a cheaper reprint of little nemo comic strips. The out-of-print versions are expensive so get it while you can. 428 full page color reproductions...shit, people are already trying to sell it for $150 bucks and the strand has it for $23. I'm gonna go rip-off some of his shit right now!

zipthwung said...

Nemo

Its interesting trying to make iconic images - stuff worth stealing (I like the cadeucis too).

People seem to like the skull and crossbones a lot, still, I see them everywhere.

I noticed "image drift" in school too.

Jungian subconscious?

I was sorting papers today and I found a coloring book image of Snow white - got it from someone who I think was into Sigmar Polke - the thing is I colored in her nose and eyes like a skull (Im a fucking genius).

JpegCritic said...

...and is mexican wrestlng *really* so cool...
Or is it the cooless of Detournment speaking...
Through a culture that appreciates cool reaction...
When it is only *Reaction* that matters?

Latino soap operas for instance... Beyond kitch.
High culture likey.

Because it is beyond them.

Los Super Elegantes.

Kitch but cool.

Cool but Kitch?

i've a hard time telling the difference.

Detournment. Another word for pop's ability
to co-opt the dead (?). Um isn't that hollywods job?

Oh no -- it's that thing about turning the master's
tool against... oh forgot... that didn't work...

Historical Detournment has paved the way
of it's own Detournment. This time, it may be
a matter of fashion rather than urgency.

I feel such about the chapmans sometimes.

But these seems more honest. More tied to
the original.,

kelli said...

You can tear down the master's house using the the master's tools. Lourde was wrong. And why ripoff when when you can rip and twist. Fuck it up.

zipthwung said...

Can I take you to a restaurant
that's got glass tables
You can watch yourself
while you are eating.

Cross said...

(I miss 'painter')

Painter said...

Thanks Cross. I am back.

wade said...

Nice nemo video.

I always mean stealin' in a good way. Problem with most is that they just don't do it very well.

Maybe this is an answer to Cooky's Serra quote. In the past borrowings were integrated, with re-representation the originals are quoted with usually an ironic distance...not that its just one or the other though.


W'back painter.

closeuup said...

Dr lakra seems to be making a loving connection with the popular art of the 40s and 50s. This is no detournment. This art never represented power--quite the opposite.

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