frederic he's taking cues from forms found in life, and bending them into the paint. but the imagination is an environment also. there is no direct link, but there are some passages. whether an artist suggests it or not, there is no other way but to read from the cue-card of the environment around in some way. denial of this gets a lot of academics and other punks fairly excited, but in the end it's futile. from the outset we are all affected effected and predisposed. playful ability to invent (or reinvent) the real and the imagined in a debonair manner gets most people respectin no matter how much they might protest otherwise. or so i believed two minutes ago...
Hey, see Blogger are now breaking these long threads into pages.
Peter Schjeldahl once said of De Kooning that, I'm paraphrasing here, his brushstrokes are loaded with a sense of representing something even as they suggest nothing more than themselves. (a sort of paradoxical statement about the presumed dichotomy of abstraction and represenation.)Similarly, the small, precise, idiosyncratic and closely observed paintings of Thomas Nozkowski are essentially abstract (bearing no recognizable subject matter) but they’re each loaded with a sense of a particular place or scene. Their content is the moment that we’re stopped in our tracks by mundane scenes from life which strike us with the force of art for no reason other than purely visual serendipity. Nozkowski is always credited with a protean inventiveness which would be better praised as an observant attentiveness to life’s unbidden visual epiphanies.
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one of the best painters around. works small but with such a variety of techniques that i feel satisfied and lucky to have been brought into such a space. proves you don't have to be big or loud or obnoxious in any way. what a relief!
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