12/01/2006

Ryan Schneider

62 comments:

Painter said...

Ryan Schneider @
Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
547 W 27th St. 2 floor
NYC

bluebalz said...

ew

exu said...

I very much disliked these works,viewed online,in fact ,felt quite unwell during the process.I did not appreciate the colors,the subject matter or the Matissean look,being that I have never appreciated Matisse as much as one is supposed to.

Anonymous said...

This is a great show, crude and delicate with bright but off colors that shouldn't really work together but do. Plus the scale of the work is perfect, when you stand in front of them the interior planes oscillate, windows turn to pictures, and the figures are larger than life in scale with all this little gritty details on their skin. Like I said, crude and delicate=nice.

zipthwung said...

The kid in Fischl grows up, starts a shoegazer rock band called Hotel for Motels, makes ironic albums about how women are furniture with titles like Tangerine Hourglass and Skinner Box. This is that album cover. DO it. DO it now.

zipthwung said...

Radio HEad meets Leonard Cohen. OR Schnabel:

Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud

She's Dancing, He's Dreaming Listen Listen
2. I Tried Listen Listen
3. The Night We Met Listen Listen
4. If You Leave, Don't Come Back Listen Listen
5. Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud Listen Listen
6. When I Was Young Listen
7. Juan Belmonte Listen
8. Gary's Song Listen
9. Immigration Song Listen
10. Carey Came Back Listen
11. I Want To Take You Home Listen
12. It's Great To Be Nine Listen
13. Apartment #9 Listen

ad3pt said...

ill defend this work along the same context that i did rocrow and tal r

1) having a fuk1ng rad time painting with out taped lines, anal retentive paint handling and all the other crap .. paint is messy - DEAL WITH IT

2) he's giving a shout to some historical folk - our predecessors, the ol earths, the gods ... hells yess - matisse, bonnard, bendix harms, kai althoff

3) the palette is just kicking and screaming awkwardness - thats rad - its like dont look at me on the train, cause if we make eye contact, theres beef and I got a banger on me - tal r is on the same sh1t

ad3pt said...

and the knife is h e l l a sharp -

zipthwung said...

Hella stupid you mean.
Wicked dull.
Hockney goes straight and male.
Tommy Hilfiger on the up and up.
Beach blanket bozo?

Id rather watch Tom Cruise toss bacardi bottles over his shoulder at a Danger Zone convention than endure this faux psychological cropped space contrivance for an instant.

Can you imagine the nerd that would put this on their wall? Imagine the kind of humanity thats associated with this? Horn rimmed horors!

zipthwung said...

camera 2 is the one witht he red dot.

On the bright side its makeing me thirsty.

I love myself for hating this.

ad3pt said...
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closeuup said...

pastiche

subscriber said...

I have to vote in favor of this work for it's multiplicity of associations; Matisse color & Picabia content with some Magnus Von Plesson physicality. Although no great fan of Matisse, this is fertile ground to revisit in the information age. Schneider keeps it simple with his ease of brushwork, not too dumb and not too smart. The flat perspective and striping winks at minimal-conceptualism to boot. This is a good painting for our time-warped times.

NNCGT said...

give me a fucking break. this is god awful trash

scatter said...

I did this in art school back in '87...even then I knew it sucked- painted on paper, though- got to throw it out--oh, wait--are those lo- def pictiure squares in there?? oh my god how clever..how relevant to the times we now live....iget it ...I'm getting angry

subscriber said...

From Beuys to men...
There's nothing like making insulting comments behind an anonymous identity.
So whats your criteria for excellence, genius?

zipthwung said...

asteroids revenge man.

TUrning the tables with some microphonics.

Anonymous said...

whoa angry people. its so easy to crap on other peoples work. some of you have it right drippin down your legs your so loose with it. yikes.
as for the show, i saw it in person actually- and this style hasnt always been my aesthetic. and this show did kind of bug me out. its intense. its brimming with paint and sex and awkward moments and unreal space and light. but it has heart and all the pieces together were really more beautiful than one might think just seeing some lowres jpeg on a blog. schneiders work is precious in a most unconventional way. i think its refreshing.

Anonymous said...

definately pastiche - its an art historical medley made of Hockney, Kirchner, and Matisse with the akward pornographic imagery of Fischl. I just don't see how this is refreshing at all...

Anonymous said...

not every piece in the show is of a woman masturbating. this is by far the most out and out blatant piece. some of the scenes are sweet even.

the work is refreshing in its loose brushwork and palette. up close you can see much more- carvings into the flesh, the layers and layers of contrasting, almost awful, colors. its refreshing to me to be put off without shutting off.

Anonymous said...

yeah, the pixalated parts are pretty cheesy. but i havn't seen the show in person, so maybe they're not pixles at all. it does seem pretty heavy on the references, def hockey, matisse and also reminds me of christoph ruckhaberle, who i love. the way the figures are painted kinda bothers me. but its not all bad....they are pretty crass and ballsy paintings.

Anonymous said...

Christoph Ruckhaberle with a little less sophistication, but maybe that's the point.
My vote still goes with the foreigner.
"woman in yellow dress" on feuer's website.

subscriber said...

What is great about this present moment in painting is that there is complete freedom. With new tools of technology artists can revisit the history of the world going back to the Caves of Lascaux. We become time travelers within our own tradition. What I like about Schneiders work is that It reconfigures unlikely archetypal moments into a painterly code of associations. Even when it fails on one level or another I can appreciate the ambition. Schneider is no mere mannerist and to dismiss him on those terms misses the point. I understand how kitsch or pastiche is off-putting for many, but to get all fire and brimstone about it speaks more about personal frustrations. Can't we all just smoke a bong?

George said...

Trash by any other name is still trash.

Cooky Blaha said...

yo zip that fischl comment was on the money
this is on Christopher Ruckhaberle's dilsnick for real

Anonymous said...

I think you're right wunderbar. I guess its really not the kitsch and pastiche that is off-putting, I just don't agree that this pseudo-primitive/faux-naive style is refreshing.

Cooky Blaha said...

on a serious tip, I find the defense of this painting kinda funny. It is very unoriginal, very formally weak, and nowhere in the league of all the artists people have mentioned by far: Hockney, Kirchner, Matisse, christoph ruckhaberle, fischl, bonnard, bendix harms, Magnus Von Plesson. Plesson is the weakest art on that list and this dude isnt even holding a candle to him. And I am so ready to buy that album

Cooky Blaha said...

Plus I totally love kitsch

zipthwung said...

word up. Gotta stay strong on the crit, cuz theres a lot at stake, like what if you settle for less?

colgate said...
definately pastiche - its an art historical medley made of Hockney, Kirchner, and Matisse with the akward pornographic imagery of Fischl. I just don't see how this is refreshing at all...

Well its not like fresca. You cant look at it that way. Its more like believers hitting the pipe so you dont have to.... yeah, like a party where the only one not trippin is your bad self.

Now go make some mmmmmmmmmmmmmusic.

zipthwung said...

word up. Gotta stay strong on the crit, cuz theres a lot at stake, like what if you settle for less?

colgate said...
definately pastiche - its an art historical medley made of Hockney, Kirchner, and Matisse with the akward pornographic imagery of Fischl. I just don't see how this is refreshing at all...

Well its not like fresca. You cant look at it that way. Its more like believers hitting the pipe so you dont have to.... yeah, like a party where the only one not trippin is your bad self.

Now go make some mmmmmmmmmmmmmusic.

Cooky Blaha said...

fanta fanta wanta fanta!

brent hallard said...

...because I can't see the paint I have to go on color approximations and how the picture is mediated by the stuff many would call popcorn (I mean content) and how that is laid out.
The placing out is kind of intelligent: The diagonals and the zags, there are two panels no?
The guy's elongated limbs are the longest 'stretches' in the picture and jam the right side so that an association comes to the dividing line where the two panel's butt.
The square whatever represents the same space the female's whatever is in.
The stuff on the head of the female, whatever--what's it mean except a structural afterthought--or a structural means. That eye sings you-know-who!

I dunno, but what does the painting mean. There looks to be content but in the end it feels like it's at the service of painting something up, like a song whose lyrics are really not meant to tantalize--just there for the sake of bringing in some vocals.

The layout is OK though, as mentioned, even good bordering on difficult. Not so silly!

dubz said...

i see early franz west (the painting/collages) and kippenberger. i like the composition but the handling doesn't look so hot.

cathy said...

Oh no someone's masturbating again!

Anonymous said...

painter- your blog is wide reaching and you should be proud!! thanks for providing an awesome forum for painting.

Anonymous said...

this show was really refreshing to see....i suggest all of the people who comment on this blog with out seeing the work in person find another past time.... armchair critiques on 4" low rez jpegs is really stale and generally from disgruntled artists....

In Schneider's paintings there are some magical moments and pretty amazing bits of painting... Painting also deals with the experience of being in front of the work seeing the handling of the paint... I was really glad to see this show and Tal R's collaborative piece with the sculptor--that was super.

poppy said...

If you asked this artist what he would do to improve this or to make this a better painting what do you think he would say?

Make my red on red slicker? really balls up the orange on orange? It seems meant to be dumb. almost like dumb painting 101. I would guess he'd be happy with the reaction on this site then too.
If he were trying to be Hockney for the 21st century, don't think his paintings would look like this. an approach similar to hockney today wouldn't look like a hockney anyway..

I wish i knew his personal motives for all these choices since he got all our panties in a bunch.

poppy said...

seetheshow.
not all are able to see the shows
not all are disgruntled artists.
a 4 inch jpeg can speak volumes.

brent hallard said...

seetheshow would you prefer those who are not able to get to the physical show refrain from posting here?

i suggest all of the people who comment on this blog with out seeing the work in person find another past time.... armchair critiques on 4" low rez jpegs is really stale and generally from disgruntled artists....

But of course this is what you are saying!
...which speaks volumes too!

Funny how such small things fuzzy as they may appear, pixilated out of presence, whether it be in the font, on the arm, or a bannana (as I saw once here) still manage to communicate. It's like, I don't know, as if someone has invented the telephone, the radio, stuff like that. Of course these things do not exist. Nor, if they did, would anyone find them useful.
:)

zipthwung said...

i saw some stuff it was different in person. Then I saw some other stuff. But the message was the same. But the message wasnt what the message from seetheshow was. It was different. I dont think seetheshow saw the same show.

Maybe they went at a different time, on a different day. Frequencies are like that.

TUne in turn on drop out.
Its ok. Messages drift through space for a long time.

THis is not a message. These are not words. YOu did not see this.

zipthwung said...

in this jpg I think one is reminded of jpgs - where the compression creates "artifacts" seen as distortions in the image. Take an image and compress it to quality 0 then change the image size to like 400% and you will see what I mean. Through progressive iterations you can dsestroy an image and create a new one. THis is conceptual. This is smart.

Then print it out at 8 by 10 feet and show it at zwirner. Be german. Have a history of taking pictures with expensive cameras with large aperatures and digital backs.
You know what I mean. Do it now.

These paintings were painted like a cake is painted. They looked acrylic and had a glossy sheen, as if sprayed with a varnish for a uniform surface. Many paintings in Chelsea look this way, although I think these were glossier than the usual matte or semi-gloss. Faux pas.

I dont care for that look. It seems artificail and inadvertent. Like a cynic cashing in.

Cashing in your chips so early is not allowed. The casino needs its take. The camera does not stop. You will need a rake if you take the cake.

DOnt come around here no more. Give it up.
stop.
Whatever youre looking for.
I dont feel you anymore
You darken my door
Whatever youre looking for
Hey, dont come around here no more

THis is not a message. These are not words. YOu did not see this.

zipthwung said...

yesterday i saw steak tartare, today its butter.
Check out my Beat man Schjeldahl:

4.

Two boys are robbing a young man
One of them holds a knife against his throat
While the other takes his billfold and overcoat and umbrella
Now they hit him in the stomach with the umbrella

Deep right? I mean you are all sticky mattress and stuff and schjeldal is now neutered in the pages of the New Yorker.

zipthwung said...

sympathy for the devil

zipthwung said...

iggy!

zipthwung said...

Sand is hurting my tender feet
The air smells like rotting fish and solarcaine
I hate the people on the beach
With their towels and umbrellas
They're so insane
I don't wanna be on the beach! No! (x2)
I don't wanna be on the beach!
I don't wanna be on the beach! No!
I hate my girlfriend, she-she-she
Lies on the beach like a barrier reef
Soaking up the stupid sun
While the radio is blasting fun, fun, fun
I don't wanna be on the beach! No fun! (x2)
I don't wanna be on the beach!
I don't wanna be on the beach! No fun! No!
(x2)
This is no way to spend a summer
I've got sand caked on my feet
I gave my ice cream to a shark
And now I've got nothing to eat
No fun!
I don't wanna be on the beach! No fun!
I don't wanna be on the beach! No fun! No!
I don't wanna be on the beach!
I don't wanna be on the beach! No fun.

no-where-man said...

Miami eh, i was over hearing some goin ons about how everything from the scale of Art to length of shows is dicktated by todays booming art-fairism

zipthwung said...

OBEY!

kalm james said...

n-w-m so do tell. What size and how long?

I remember when I first started working with a gallery an “older painter” gave me the advice that you should never paint anything that was too big to fit in the trunk of a Volkswagen (too hard to sell). Also never have and opening till you’d already pre-sold half the show. Stupid me, I never listened to that ether.

fordgrass said...

heard something like "watch its in the length of the shows and where/when people are out of town" when i asked who the fuck the "Artworld was" that mattered i was looked at like a retard.

no-where-man said...

oops sorry that was n-w-m... not (fordgrass) i am digitaly homeless this week and comptuer crashing.

the scale thing is a WOW for me. - so there is Art, Business Art, Performace Art, Art Interventions, and well this Product Art... i guess the best world be all forms at once.

zipthwung said...

Id be intetrested to hear from the artist about how they like Christoph Rukhaberle a whole lot and how that came about, and what, if any cross promotional plans they have re the seige perilous and the holy grail.

There can be only one.

"Time Enough at Last" - the twilight zone episode where Burgess Meredith gets his glasses stepped on.

or maybe in Lord of the Flies when Piggy gets his glasses stepped on. Glasses being the metaphor for reason and logic, and Piggy representing the superego.

The problem I guess is that on these postmodern times the superego gets in the way of enjoyment, one way or another.

zipthwung said...

I meant to add a few more examples of the glasses trope.

Like when the protagonist loses their glasses and is effectively blind and so cannot recognize the killer.

An update of this might be where the killer has SUPER vision and can see in the dark.

WHich brings me to the hackneyed theme of voyerism.

As I said, the superego fucks that up.

Someone said we/I embarass myself by revealing too much, witht he idea that we should be more objective, where objectivity is possible and real.

I like that. It makes me feel peacefull inside, like you get when you snort some oxycontin and have a few beers or six.

Not now. Im on egg nog spiked with a bit of rum and lots of sugar.

Anonymous said...

i just wanted to say thanks to everyone for taking the time out to talk about this painting.

Anonymous said...

ok. i have not been doing my homework at all. i just looked at Christoph Rukharble's work for the first time and i'm pretty much floored. i had never seen this work before, and i see one hundred percent why it seems like i'm on his dilsnick. to be honest, after looking at his work for the last hour i totally am now. they are magnificent paintings. the similarities are totally eerie to me. now, after completeing my first show, i have a lot to think about and work on. obvioulsy i'm going to be keeping his dude's work in mind. i do invite you all to come see the show in person. i really feel it will be a better experience and contextualize this painting more.

zipthwung said...

I am the only context you will ever need.

-Bill Gates

zipthwung said...

I invented context
-Al Gore.

Cooky Blaha said...

apologies for the harshness ryan

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the appeal of faux-naive is simplicity of communication style. However, when one has nothing to communicate worth communicating, the whole point is kinda jus like gone yo.

Anonymous said...

i don't like it. I like simplicity but I find this rather horrid

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