VERA ILIATOVA @Monya Rowe526 west 26th street #605new york, ny 10001
I need to walk closer to the jpg to see the dejeuner sur l'helipad, the fawning valkyries. What's the scale?
If you go to the gallery website, you can see a handful of other and images and dimensions are in the range of 26- 50".... not huge but not tiny. Fairfield Porter and Thomas Eggerer come to mind, which are 2 associations I'd be thrilled with, personally. This posting definitely makes me want to make the chelsea trek, even in the cold, cold chill of February. Cheers, Vera.
checked out few at the gallery site.a few artists come to mind when i see this but not their names. I will have to check. they seem fun to make. I like the pieced together feel of them. Also like what a former prof would have called nerdy brushwork.
Am in your city and walked to Chelsea, the air is too thin there, just like this artist. But there is hope, went to the National Arts Club: Nyehaus Gallery and saw Baseliz and went to the Met's Glitter and Doom: German Portraits from the 1920s. There, there is more oxygen.
but all in all and all around the air is pretty shitty in NY right? I'm usually pretty fond of the germs myself. Do you think this is too thin conceptually? or does thin paint bother you?
For me, art comes from within and works it way out. What I see in Chelsea is art on the surface trying desperately to be deep. I can feel the natural depth in otto dix, beckman and baselitz. When I was here in October, I saw this depth in Scully at the Met but only in part in Marden at MOMA. What is that which convinces me? Participation of oneself? Integration of emotion and technique? I'm not sure how to say it, but I recognize it, but not always.
The statement is bullshit, as usual. Melancholy is in. Why is that? Fucking emo goths. I wish I could impale them on as many stakes like so many mail order balkans. baudellaire needs to be burned at the stake, along with rimbaud, rabellaise, celine, proust, camus, kafka, death on the installment plan and so on and so forth. Post haste.Lets go literal. Lev manovitch codified the language of new media. Go make a video. painting is not for telling pouty emo stories. its backdrops for killing people. Next.
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Wormwood man. Lets talk iodine pills and Do you come from a land down under?Where women glow and men plunder?because Im into duck and cover - its useless, but psychologicly it gives you something to do instead of nothing, which is really what you should be doing. And lord I know I'm one.
well there is some fake absinthe in a room here-nipped i did a bit-too tourquoise-this is a youngin trying to make a paintin-made some pictures-a picture gallery it is
Not everyone can carry the weight of the world, oh no, I got a message from the action man. im happy, hope you're happy too. Deaf dumb and blind that kid sure play a mean pinball.
zip, where did you come from?
Zip's originally from Pluto, but recently just bought a nice time-share in Uranus.
I come from the land "down under"he came from a liberal bookish sort of family. Reclusive semi-rural (sub-urb with animals and without sidewalks). raised by wolves early. Rednecks yuppies and liberal idealists (Sandinistas!). State schools then grad school.
speaking of the bottom line hese paintings remind me of grandparents and family type stuff. Small towns with running water and heat but little else - where cargo helicopters signify jobs in a place wher your greatest aspiration would be to work day shift (6am-2pm) at the chair factory. Gotta get them chairs made!
this is my dad
These things will be held against you:During a day trip to Montreal in Emmett's 1967 Porsche, listening to Belle and Sebastian's Tigermilk, Vera Iliatova says: "Right now I am experiencing one of those moments that makes life worth living."
NYC, I want to bebut how is the actual air that you breath in that city?In london, which i don't live and am not from, you are pickin black boogers out of your nose from the air. but i smoke a pack a day so what the fuck i guess.
pspspsthis painting does nothing for me conceptually, like - i dont care what those dumb little ballerinas are doing and why that helicopter is over therei think its cool that a bunch of ladies are hanging out in the park though, they are intoxicated from the trees no doubt. And i guess that is a ship on land and I guess a wasteland but for the most part a nursery rhyme. i like spontaneous approaches to piecing a painting together. I will put this house here. this painting is trying to think too much.
what disturbs me is that vera is teaching the next generation> who's going to teach the kids to explode?
does this painter share a zeitgeist with Elizabeth Huey or is it just me?
painting should try and answer the real questions..like, if your organs hung outside your body in sacs and someone flicked you in the liver or pancreas, would it feel the same as getting nipped in the nuts?
well i didn't like the work of 1/2my teachers, but i did pick up things, formal devices, techniques. They can take from her these washy Mcwashes. They can add it to a bigger bag. i still like the nerdyness of some of this and will add it to cart.
All rebellion is against God. I'll use any excuse to rebel against God - the longer you live in rebellion against God, the harder it is to go back.Rebellion may not be a life style. It may be a small area of our life that we refuse to give to God – music, videos, failure to yield at a four way. Eating a donut instead of a healthy snack.For me its painting and art in general. Im not sure what god wants, but whatever it is, fuck it. -God wants a full tonal range. Fuck that. God wants pastels, blended in harmonious and pleasing manner. Id rather gargle a urinal cake. God wants anti-esthetic to point out the hypocracy in esthetic judgement, or whatever. I play Asteroids until my eyes bleed.God loves all but hates idolatry, so I love idolatry and hate everyone. Isnt that a form of iconoclasm? I can live with the contradiction. I hate god.God views our rebellion and stubbornness as one. Samuel said to Saul, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” (1 Samuel 15:23) The only solution to rebellion is confession and total obedience. When we confess our rebellious attitudes and actions, God will not say, “I told you so!” He will like the prodigal’s father welcome us back with open arms, compassion, forgiveness and joy.Fuck that.
what does god think of haircuts from the 70s?
okay I know some people hate the "this artist has this look in common with..." , and not knowing who did what first-Kaye donachie and elizabeth Huey come to mind.I'm always interested when i see similarities across a few seperate artists, what is happening in art thoughts-the pieced together look-collage explosion/washy paint....sometimes certain styles of painting seem to emerge (remember taping?) and I always wonder why this way....? What is under the thoughts they all tapped into that it takes this particular form sesnse? Is it just a look? Or more? What do you all think?
maybe dasha siskin @grimm rosenfeld too, but that may be reaching...
I wonder about a head half shaved. People who dont understand Aquateen Hungerforce should be sent to reeductaion camps or euthanized.
Compare Nina Bovasso to jennifer Sanchezto wendy whiteto nina bovassoI mean if you can change styles will nilly what of STANDARDS? How to JUDGE?
Whereas art opposes society, it is nevertheless unable to take up a position beyond it; it achieves opposition only through identification with that against which it remonstrates. Theodor W. Adorno, Esthetic Theory(4)
im absolutely crazy in love with wendy white
Seeking Art History Expert to Host Cable TV SeriesReply to: see belowDate: 2007-01-22, 12:48PM ESTCan't tell your Pollack from Picasso? Your Klee from your Kooning? Don't care? Do programs about "neo-impressionism" and "rococo" get you searching for Monday Night Football? Let's face it, art, as a subject matter, has a long-standing reputation of being, well, a bit stuffy. A domain for the educated, sheraz-sipping set with some renaissance music always in the background.It doesn't have to be this way. So sit down, crack open a Coors light and cue Van Halen. This is art -- made for TV.This series will be a modern twist on the popular Sister Wendy series that ran on PBS. Our host will bring art appreciation to the masses using a fresh and unique narrative. Our aim is to demystify art and tell some reallly fun stories at the same time. Our host should be an art historian but have the sensibility of the "Croc Hunter" or Alton Brown from Food Network's "Good Eats"....likeable, charismatic, somewhat kooky or whacky in his or her 30's or 40's with an appeal to middle America. Our host will visit some of the most iconic museums in the world, and shed light on the familiar and not-so-familiar. He or she will bring masterpieces to life, making them accessible, fun and entertaining. From Mona Lisa's smug smile to a Dali melted clock, to Rothko's rectangles of color, our host sets out to see what makes art, indeed, "art".Filmed in a style similar to "Good Eats" with it's close-up in-your face host shots, to the fun feel of Bill Nye's shows, but without making this a "kid's show".If this is you, or you know someone who fits the bill, please send an email (including resume and photo) to firstname.lastname@example.org http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/med/266591940.html
zip has big appeal in middle america, i think its a lock. Pack your bags baby, you're finally moving out of that windowless apartment!
there was a typo in that.... should read puffy not stuffy.zips headen' ov'r here, aren't cha?We need someone who can pogo stick real slow. "Zip says, yeah, I can stand there."That's Slow!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPhVjvEnT0sJeez art is everywhere, everywhere.. the more unique the less original, I say. Hmm, figure that!
2 must see shows, - Artists at Deitch, Doug Aitken 303.
Hi.Do any of you know why now on the new version of blogger when I post vertical pictures they come out horizontal and how to fix that? I am trying to update painterpaparazzi and it is driving me crazy.Thanks.
best show up now cosmologies @ james cohan. 1 week left!aitken @ 303:cool, but again,, is furniture the new avant garde?Mark Grotjahn @ kern good as well, great week 4 a chelsea stroll.
closeup - you are crazy in love with paintings? or WW. both are pretty sweet lookin.all those artists listed share somewhat of a similar aesthetic. Is this a problem?
i dont know about blog picture - i check "unformatted" or check HTMLtheres not a problem with work looking alike, unless you are making some claim to genius beyond the personal perspective unique to each individual. We are, are we not, little bansai trees fighting the winds of chaos? Little fractal swirls in the big whorlygig?Im not here to defend territorial bullshit for the irrelevant (to me) market share. (I claim gothic architecture and the cutaway view!)Im here to wonder what the zeitgeist is - and why rainbows? Aretn there other pleasing shapes to use? Is there a movement? Because Ill jump on the rainbow wagon for a seat at the show - you know, to prove I can pull it off and Im not a fucking snob - but not because its my thing or whatever.My dealio is different, yet the same, yet different.
i wonder if the zeitgeist is now a conscious effort to appear unique on the winds of chaos? If enough art seems the same then you've got a promotion. I'm for myself, the individual, and what I want to see on a canvas. I create a crisis and then rebel. The best thing you can do is forget about everyone else - I find its the only thing that works for me. I also dropped the questions about what every damn mark means conceptually and have moved to the dark side of ignorance.
I was thinking about what the rainbows are too. It's probably a little area where you can pack a whole bunch of color in without having to obey anything, because it all works out rainbow.I like other shapes, and wonder why they are the shapes they are. And while, what they are suggest shape is there, is there something else there that they, shape, stAND IN FOR. Is this 'while' something while we wait for the shape to reveal, or revert to what is, for what the shape stands in for? Is it so obvious that shape is the ape we intimidate, imitate, without understanding the other nice thing about its fur ....What is shape fur?The painting has charming qualities, and a load of content (things going on). And things kind of appear to work out too, if I could get a closer look.This word zeitgeist comes up! So what is it? What's your context.
Thanks Zip I figured it out.
ring fingerhttp://www.sothebys.com/video/privateview/im sure most people deal with death as their primary subject. I dont SEE anything else out there.
So what's Huey up to these days?I think we're experiencing a zeitgeist ofhelicopters in parks.
zipthwung said...what disturbs me is that vera is teaching the next generation> who's going to teach the kids to explode?As one of the "next generation" currently being taught by her, I'd say she's doing a damn fine job of it.
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