A painting in this year’s Whitney Biennial is being protested and some are asking that the foul creation be destroyed. If you don’t know the story behind this, it would be good to look at the painting first to get your own, unbiased impression. You will need to know one detail. This is a painting […]
There are a batch of paintings in the rich and varied oeuvre of Roberto Matta which are among the best Surrealist paintings. These are part of his “social morphology” series created in the 40’s -50’s, and were a reaction to the horrors of World War II. What I find particularly striking about them, and which […]
This one is in some ways subtle, and yet in the same way screams, as in it’s a loud image. I don’t know what others will think of this, and you have to be in the right frame of mind to get it. I’ve left the imagery “indefinite” very deliberately so that it is very […]
The sculpture looks like a Picasso head. This one has dramatic lighting. The sculptor says, “I don’t make art to shock anyone else, I make it to shock myself”. ~ Eric
On your monitor this may looks very similar to the first version, but if you were able to zoom in they are very different. But first, here are the two finished pieces together. You can click in and then cycle through them:
Hi folks. I don’t know how many of you are following me on this sort of artistic journey. This is #19 in a series of relatively quick digital paintings/drawings, done unpremeditated (or without preconception, if you prefer), and experimenting with different formulas or recipes to create new imagery and styles, though there is a common […]
This one is in exactly the same technique as the last one, below. And something that’s curious is how different these two are from another black and white image I did 10 pieces ago. Have a look at #8.
I think this one has a lot of punch for just B&W. It’s worth clicking on to see it in a separate window, and just taking it in, noticing small details, perhaps while listen to music.
And the series continues with #16. It’s late, so I’m just going to say some of the things I like about this one. The artist’s canvas is a trapezoid. This was intentional, and part of the abstraction process in which a thing is conveyed with detail and a quality of naturalism, while not being illustrational […]
Imagine That: Fear not. The series is not over. I couldn’t write about it until I’d done enough images, partly because to do otherwise would be like reviewing an album before it was cut, and also because I wasn’t sure I’d be able to keep it up. Decades ago I read a novel in which […]