Attack of the graphic.
Yesterday's diptych was drawn with both panels next to one another. I went back and forth, from one panel to the other, observing both concurrently. I enjoyed sensing their reactivity, back and forth. It was like having a conversation. Perhaps the two panels not only represent two people, but also represent the visual conversation between them. Like a conversation, the two images occurred simultaneously.
I hope to get into the studio today and work on Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014, but I may not because today is Monday, the day I deal with all things practical. If I do get some time in the studio I will also begin to plan a new large painting of multiple heads, gridded like a graph. Yes, I am being attacked by the graphic. When I think of the art that hits hard, with compositional potency, I think of graphically well designed work. In my 04/26/2014 post I mentioned the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Brice Marden. All the work of Andy Warhol, and Picasso's Guernica, fits this bill of sale. So do many of the works of Wassily Kandinsky. BTW: Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat thought so much alike, in terms of their sense of graphic composition, that they made several comfortably composed paintings together.
4/29/2014 02:33:50 am
It's exciting to read of your intended new painting. Looking forward to seeing its progress.
Comments are closed.
To read my profile go to MEHRBACH.com.
At MEHRBACH.com you may view many of my paintings and drawings, past and present, and see details about my life and work.