Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
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There are many artists who fit into this category, but it just so happens that I was looking at Kuno Gonschior's work today and was struck by the absolute consistency of his work through the years.
The painting on the left "Untitled", seems to be less about pointillism than it is about attaching bits of paint to the canvas. Done in 1959/60, it's the earliest example of his work on his website, which is all in German. This is about as straight forward as you can get; attach bits of paint (just one color, using a palette knife, probably) to what looks like raw linen. But it's well done and it works. Fast forward to 2006 and the painting on your right, titled "Landscape (Magenta)". He's absolutely made a lot of progress; the colors are enough to make you swoon. But he's still completely true to that first concept of attaching paint to canvas and gives us so much more than just 2 dimensions.
Some of us need to try this and that, searching for answers to questions we don't even know. It's just a real pleasure to see someone who found an answer and so eloquently reiterated it through the years.
Both images are from from his website Here's the link to his "Works" page.
You'll absolutely want to go here and take the beautiful virtual tour of his show at Galerie Frank Schlag & CIE.
Then go here to see another great virtual tour of his exhibit at Museum für Konkrete Kunst.
And you'll want to see the powerful new paintings (some from 2007) from his show that just ended March 8th at the Stux Gallery, New York.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Another site you'll want to check out that has many images is Centrosteccata. Although it's all in Italian, you'll thrill to seeing the zest and gusto and vibrancy he presents through his work; becoming a real virtuoso with calligraphic gesture from the 80's, clear through to 2006.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
It was about five years ago that I discovered Cy Twombly. Awe-struck and amazed, for the next month it was an unending search for all things Twombly. A very similar feeling came over me when I came across this next artist, whose purpose behind his oeuvre is so very different. The bad news is that there's a limited amount of his work on the Internet. The good news is that he has a Website. So without further ado, and with great enthusiasm, I would like to introduce you to Alexander Echo.
And one more great image Here.
Image is from his web site.
Monday, March 24, 2008
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 Creativetime.org.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
The painting on the left is by Daniel Mendel-Black and was painted in 2006, the very same year that the painting on the right, by Gerhard Richter, sold at Sotheby's November Auction for $2,368,000.
You certainly can't help but notice the squeegeed, quasi rainbows in both; the vertical canary yellow, the addition of thick black strokes and some goldfish orange. They both even have the thin undulating green lines.
If you go to Daniel's page at the Mandarin Gallery and view the 12 works there (of which this is one), you'll soon come to the conclusion that he's not copying anybody. He's found his own oeuvre and is pursuing it fully.
But it certainly is interesting that Daniel's painting "#69" from 2006 should have so many elements that are similar to those in Gerhard's "Maria(544-4), 1983 - Image from Artnet.
Monday, March 03, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Go HERE , take your time and snoop around - you will be amazed.
Click on Topics and then Pictures.
Image is from www.Statoil.com.