Thursday, January 19, 2012
A lot , correction, an awful lot has been said about Damien Hirst's Global Exhibition of Spot Paintings which made me decide to refrain from commenting. It seemed like one more review and we'd all blow up from information/opinion overload.
Fortunately for mankind, here is the man himself, sanely explaining what, hows come and why. Very nice.
Damien Hirst: On the Spotfrom Matt Black on Nowness.com.
- If you're seeing a white screen where the vidoe should be, just click on the first link (Damien Hirst . . ) to access the video.
AND, you'll find an eighteen-plus, minute video of an interview with Charlie Rose HERE.
By now, you're quite aware that this Blog is about pointillism and paintings with dots. To my knowledge, Hirst is the only artist who calls his marks, spots. In my opinion spots are bigger than dots, so the thought occurred that maybe we should have a new category called Spot Paintings into which I would place artists who make larger dots - which qualify as spots. For example: Thomas Downing.
What are you thoughts ?
Video from NOWNESS.com.