Monday, January 05, 2009

The Artist In His Studio

Christopher Wool has always fascinated me. His oeuvre is something of an acquired taste. Whenever I've tried to study his work, there seemed to be pitiful few images available at the time, so it was pretty cool to find HIS Website. There are waaaay more images than you can shake a stick at. And it's always good to see installation shots to put the work in context - from the Simon Lee Gallery.

Even though I don't understand completely what's going on, or like all his work; it seems like he knows what he's doing. This partial quote from Christopher Wool: Painting about Painting
sums it up. - "But even then, he had honed in on his particular vision, and had established what was important to him, and what he wanted to say.” (Madeleine Grynsztejn is speaking of her visit to his Chinatown studio in the mid 80's.)

Image is from the Shawn Mortensen Website, where you can find images of other famous artists.

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