Never trust anything you think or say. My art is NOT taking a big turn. It is just becoming more true. At this moment (not that I trust what I am writing), I believe I find more truth in the abstract than the representative. I have been mulling over my personal drivers, those thing that make me feel expressive. The human face, as depicted here and there, is not as necessary to my expression as I once believed. I may feel I know this because of the influence of films and high definition computer and TV screens. Our culture is bombarded by nuances of facial gesture, including meaningful quirks and twitches, seen so clearly in actual recorded images. You don't need me to exaggerate them in an effort to make them seen!
There is also the fact that I am paying more attention to my contemporaries. I mean the painters that strike me as real, authentic, and expressively meaningful. I am going to highlight them here, beginning today with Amy Sillman. But that's not all. A friend of mine occasionally sends me posts from the web that tell of the most recently successful art at auction. This fascinates me. Why are some works selling for incredible amounts of money, but not mine? So, here too I will occasionally show reproductions of contemporary visual artists who are making tons of money, but who, from my standpoint, are not visually profound. I will explain why when I show their work.
Please click on today's drawings. Look at them carefully. I believe they achieve my truth. Thank you.
Two Recent Paintings by Amy Sillman
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