Thursday, 28 June 2007
These spontaneous works are in direct contrast to my heavier labored mark making of today. Maybe it's the desire to have an artwork look finished or that I think it needs to look like a lot of work has gone into it. But there is something fresh and simple about this type of work - it's less contrived. The trick is to produce art work today that is direct but more sophisticated.
In Brett Whitely's best work you can see this sheer spontaneous line sing across the page in service to his central theme. In his worst work you can see the dust of death rising to choke as he labors to find his true self.
Oh, well back to the drawing board.
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