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Wednesday, 29 August 2007

old drawings still have life in them

did this one almost two years ago when it was an oddity amongst the others being produced at the time, but searched it out to compare to recent work. hey presto , connections are obvious.

5 comments:

  1. It's a balcony crowded with pink faces or flowers in the garden

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  2. the conections are def obv! Perhaps this is a little less free in the brush and line. You have those strong compositional verticals happening although the one that runs straight down the middle is a bit disturbing, It divides the compositon into two quite differnt halves. The recent similar drawings appear far more relaxed, confident and whole (or maybe homogenous is the word).

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  3. I have always liked this type of work - work that hangs on the edge of abstraction. It's obliviously abstract, but has hooks and references to the real world. I think these hooks and references create the connection between the artwork and the viewer. It may not be obvious what they represent, but they create a resonating tone that communicates in a universal and also a particular personal way. What is good about single image postings in a blog, is it allows the artwork to breathe on it's own.
    The viewer has more of a chance to pay attention and discover without other distractions.

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  4. There is a connection to the painting in the title bar of this blog, well there have been some changes made to that last weekend. But I think it's still there. Colours have changed.

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  5. I also like that area between perception and confusion, I think it has something to do with our human curiosity. probably the very same thing that made us come down out of the trees and invent all these different things to satisfy us. We like mystery it gives us something to ponder, something we can focus our over-evolved brains on. With art it will get people in every time even if the content is crap, we seem to want to find out exactly what kind of crap it is we're looking at.

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