Monday, March 24, 2008

Thomas Ingmire / Brion Gysin

It was a pleasure to go though the artists listed under Ab/Cal, on the right side of my blog and to find artists whose works were similar. In fact, what became very clear is that as these many different artists experimented with letters, words, calligraphy and cursive, gestural mark making, they tended to do the same types of things; found the same answers.
Here we see Thomas Ingmire's "The Edge Of Light" (1998), 18” x 24,” acrylic on handmade paper mounted over canvas, on the left. On the right is Brion Gysin's "Germinations" 1959, Ink on paper.

As you can see, they seem to have come to the same conclusion in these two works that are 39 years apart. It looks like they're trying to show us the movement, the activity of writing, but without producing any specific letters or words. Writing without results. When we speak and when we write there's a natural cadence or rhythm involved. I believe that's what they're trying to show us here - a picture of the inertia of the act of writing.

The image of Ingmire's work is from his on-line Gallery

The image of Gysin's work is from

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