Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Artist Signature

We usually think of an artist signing their name to the work to signal it's completion, but some have decided to use it as part of the composition. I was more impressed with Todd Kelly's efforts than others. This painting especially, caught my eye because it's slightly reminiscent of Andy Warhol's Death and Destruction Series (especially the Green Car Crash). Please click to enlarge. Using brushwork, spray paint and stencils he reaches out in several directions of experimentation, using his name as a cursive or hard-edged element. Some are playful, while others have the feel of a foot firmly planted in a good direction. He's represented by the Asya Geisberg Gallery, where you'll find installation shots of his 2011 Show as well and individual works.

This image from Anaba.

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