Posts Tagged ‘Text

04
Dec
12

William Klein : “Painted Contact Sheets” Series

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“The idea for the colour and graphics comes from the red lines
photographers put around their choices on a contact sheet.” W.K.

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William Klein
‘painted contact’ series
silver gelatin print with paint,
20 x 24″
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William Klein
‘painted contact’ series
silver gelatin print with paint,
20 x 24″
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William Klein
‘painted contact’ series
silver gelatin print with paint,
20 x 24″
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William Klein
‘painted contact’ series
silver gelatin print with paint,
20 x 24″
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William Klein
‘painted contact’ series
silver gelatin print with paint,
20 x 24″
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William Klein
‘painted contact’ series
silver gelatin print with paint,
20 x 24″
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William Klein
‘painted contact’ series
silver gelatin print with paint,
20 x 24″
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William Klein
‘painted contact’ series
silver gelatin print with paint,
24 x 20″
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Klein returned to still photography in the 1980’s, ever progressive and unrelenting in his approach. Revisiting his work to that date, he made large-scale blow-ups of his photographic contact sheets, revealing on an unparalleled scale the frames before and after the decisive image. Liberally applying gloss brush strokes in bold colours to these mural-sized prints, Klein brought together key elements from his long career: graphic form, composition and colour from the early murals and paintings juxtaposed with ground-breaking fashion and street photos, along with the narrative and bold visual language of his experimental films. A defining moment where his unique vision came full circle. – Extract

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William Klein + Daido Moriyama : Tate Modern – Exhibition

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11
May
12

Graham Gillmore : Paintings (Works on Panel)

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‘Sunset Applause’
Oil and enamel on panel
Graham Gillmore
80 X 60 in
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‘Answers To The Questions To The Answers’
Oil and enamel on panel
Graham Gillmore
72 X 60 in
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‘After You’
Oil and enamel on panel
Graham Gillmore
72 X 60 in
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‘Trash the Planet’
Oil and enamel on panel
Graham Gillmore
80 X 72 in
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‘Damp Wounds Sorely Mist’
Oil and enamel on panel
Graham Gillmore
90 X 72 in
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‘Don’t be so Naive’
Oil and enamel on panel
Graham Gillmore
72 X 60 in
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‘Wash Away Yovr Tears’
Oil and enamel on panel
Graham Gillmore
72 X 60 in
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The nature of my project has never been about boiling anything down, but rather exposing the complexities of human experience; particularly one’s self as subject and the world as object. The ‘self’ and the ‘other’ play a pivotal role as subject matter within my manipulations with language – locating, defining and ultimately obscuring any kind of singular ‘meaning’ behind or beneath the surfaces of the world. These games (self imploding sentences, misreadings , backfirings revisions, second thoughts etc.) offer access to the hope for authentic – if flawed – communication while confronting the indeterminacy of language, both literary and abstract. I use these self-conscious devices for a ‘defamiliarizing’ effect. Text allows the work to maintain a narrative thread while maintaining an allegiance to non-figurative imagery. I play the role of scavenger when it comes to the texts I use. I think of these selected fragments as a kind of linguistic ‘road kill’ – skeletons on which to hang the material of the painting. I am engaged with texts that evoke a certain prickliness or an emotional angle that is slightly askew, with an emphasis on themes rooted in an emotional or psychological realm rather than intellect. Sensation overides thought, just as fantasy takes the place of history. Statement

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Graham Gillmore : Monte Clark Gallery

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22
Feb
12

Roberta Vilić : Paintings

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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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Works of Roberta Vilić act as “fields of memory (reminiscence)“- they are places of intimate, symbolical exchange, where private perception transforms into a visual code. “The work itself is a screen of the authors interior“, wrote Janja Feric for the occasion of Roberta Vilic’s exhibition in gallery Galežnica end 2002. Evocational character of the matter transforms the painting surface into a suggestive field. In the tactile game of associations, from structure of the matter itself rise or disperse diagrams and traces. Leaving an imprint of time eroded walls and evocate a metaphorical picture of passing of time.

Moreover, Roberta’s works constitute researches of space and surface/plane, structure, matter, and material. These are abstract compositions of reduced coloring, summarized to approbation of patterns of monochrome surfaces, grey, black or white, they are close to minimalism, and they address void and surface as central figures, activating the relation between positive and negative. On the surface of the painting, layer closest to the observer, one can sense words or letters as the only reference to the world of externality, and which in subsequent elaborations and research loses its narrative character by becoming an unobtrusive symbol, and by adopting abstract character of the sign. During this sublimation process a shift is apparent, deep ponderation, which results with cumulative sense of easement of the structure, its purification and appeasement.

The new works are produced in the continuity of the author’s expression, certain form-content patterns, and visible close communication with the heritage of informell. In time we find revelations and researches of a technical nature. Alongside parts of text and letters, cuts, scratches, ruptures and gaps appear as peer elements. The author addresses them as one does a graphical matrix. These are all messages inserted in the matter and contribute its expressive power and re-evaluation of our comprehension of elementary world of matter. Without evocating objective signs and symbols by principle of tautology. By conceptualization of reduction and recurrence methods, in almost monotone repetitiveness rhythm and change are bought by minimal and discreet shifts which emphasize uniqueness of multi-layered structure of each individual work. – Extract: Branka Benčić – Marisall Gallery

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Roberta Vilić : Marisall Galerija

Roberta Vilić : More Works

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06
Feb
12

Janet Malcolm : ‘Free Associations’ Series (Collages)

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‘Irretrievable Hippopotamus’
Paper collage
12.5 x 9 in
2011
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‘Temperature of World Cities’
Paper collage
13 x 10 in
2011
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‘The Sun with Spots Big Enough to Swallow the Earth’
Paper collage
10 x 8 in
2011
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‘External Influence’
Paper collage
9 x 9 in
2011
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‘Rabbit’s Ear’
Paper collage
9 x 9 in
2011
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‘Six Intercourses in Succession’
Paper collage
7 x 6 in
2011
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“Last winter, I came into possession of the papers of an émigré psychiatrist who practiced in New York in the late 1940s and 1950s. The archive included a collection of manila envelopes, around six by ten inches, stuffed with folded sheets of thin paper covered with single-spaced typing: the notes the psychiatrist made after seeing patients in his office. As I studied the sheets with their inky typewriting and 60-year-old paper clips holding them together and leaving rust marks on the surface, my collagist’s imagination began to stir. I began to “see” some version of the collages on view here. The scraps of paper I collect are largely black and white (preferably yellowing white) and have an archaic and melancholy air about them. They hark back to the 19th century and its technological and scientific vernacular. The case studies, with their sad old appearance, were of a piece with this backward-looking aesthetic. Further, in their sometimes almost parodic Freudian interpretations, they summoned a period in psychiatry that is as remote from today’s practice as the manual typewriter is from the Macintosh computer. These collages arose—I’m not sure how—from this encounter with the past.” – Janet Malcolm

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Janet Malcolm : NYR Blog

Janet Malcolm : Lori Bookstein Fine Art

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03
Feb
12

Pere Salinas : ‘Contra Pessoa’ Series (Collages)

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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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Pere Salinas : Website

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01
Feb
12

Jessica Houston : ‘The Times’ Series (Paintings)

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“My work is an investigation of ephemera and transformation of the everyday. I often use found materials that either reveal or subvert underlying formative principles. Whether I’m painting over newspapers, making installations from objects collected in the Arctic, intervening in public spaces, or inviting scientists to interact, I am driven by subtle shifts in perception and a rearrangement of form. I’m drawn to the fleeting experience that allows for impermanence, chance, unpredictability and tenuous stability. I’m looking for the possibility of revelation through simple means, a place and a moment where now. dissolves into always, and always into now.” – Jessica Houston : Artist Statement

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‘The Times’
Oil and Pencil on Newspaper
12″ x 16″ Wood Panel
2007
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‘The Times’
Oil and Pencil on Newspaper
12″ x 16″ Wood Panel
2008
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‘The Times’
Oil and Pencil on Newspaper
12″ x 16″ Wood Panel
2008
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‘The Times’
Oil and Pencil on Newspaper
12″ x 16″ Wood Panel
2008
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‘The Times’
Oil and Pencil on Newspaper
12″ x 16″ Wood Panel
2008
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‘The Times’
Oil and Pencil on Newspaper
12″ x 16″ Wood Panel
2008
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Since 2006 I have been painting over newspapers adhered to wood panels – obliterating, whiting out, and rearranging the page. Working within the existing grid system to reveal and ultimately, undermine it, the act of painting echoes the ways in which the media selects, eliminates, and frames information. The paintings subvert and transform language, and create a new form made of line, mark, measure, and composition. In their multi-layered process of making these paintings become palimpsests, a place where chance and time collide. Alongside the trauma, beauty, and calamity of the everyday world, there is the possibility of silent observation. I also paint portraits of people from the newspaper. THis is largely a response to Susan Sontag’s ‘Regarding the Pain of Others’. I paint as a process of re-presenting the form, the information. In an era of information overload, painting offers a very different kind of response to the news, a human response, of the hand and the heart. – [Extract : J.H. Website]

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Jessica Houston : Website

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