Thursday, November 26, 2009
Joe and I saw this guys stuff last time we were in NY. I wasn't all too impressed and they kind of bug me the way John Currin paintings kind of bug me, they have that obnoxious quality to them. Although i like Currins work way better, Joe's a bigger fan of these then i am, i guess the colours are quite nice, what more could i say, something about them rubs me the wrong way.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Here's the latest from Walton Ford's new show at Paul Kasmin Gallery. I love them for being so large scale in a medium like watercolour, which is always so teeny-tiny. And that he paints in that crisp clean Audobon style. And that he creates these complex narratives full of symbols and clues that point to historical references, critiquing man and his effect on nature. Creating these big epic allegorical scenes capturing that moment when the natural order of things really gets thrown off. They're perfect. I love when you could see there was a lot of research in a piece and it comes out expressing so much simultaneously. And that you could see that he actually has a sense of humour. I love Walton Ford.
Luckily, Joe and i got to see his big solo at the Brooklyn Museum back in 2006 and were completely blown away.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This is it! The french bum clown! This is why Allison Shulnik's hobo clown felt so familiar! (see previous post)
I was searching for him, and mildly obsessed (more like haunted) by the image of this french canadian bum clown, "je n'ai pas d'argent!"
One of the many TVO kiddie shows from the 80's that i was raised on. This show has probably affected my psyche more than i'll ever know. Can't say it did too much for my French speaking abilities.
Not only is he creepy but he always made me feel a little sad and weird. God bless you Sol, you creepy creepy thing.
And what is wrong with the French, particularly French Canadians?
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I was familiar with her paintings, yet never bothered making a post as her stuff is everywhere right now; however, i finally got to see her animation and was REALLY impressed. I think they are WAY better than her actual paintings (which measure up to an impressive 11ft. or so). She also makes sculptures which i can't say much for and didn't bother to post any of them cause her paintings and especially her videos just kill them!
The videos are just magical, they feed my need for beautiful colours and childhood nostalgia, formed from watching various animated shorts full of mounds of morphing plasticine creatures. And that hobo clown, so sad and strange, and so familiar....
if you want more
I have been a fan of Aeron's Monster brains blog for quite a while and I recently contacted him to show him some of my work. He responded and was nice enough to feature some studio photos on monster brains and he also sent me a jpeg of his work and I loved the dark and twisted imagery instantly. Here are some more of Aeron's creations. and be sure to check out his blog here