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Suki Chan's intriguing journey at Tintype

I visited Tintype gallery in Islington for the first time last Wednesday and chatted with its director, Teresa Grimes. I had just left Tate Britain feeling vaguely disheartened by the predominantly anaemic installation artworks of the Turner Prize nominees. 620 more words

Video Art Reviews

The Gustons by the Bay, Part 1

Between the semi-recent opening of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University and the recent reopening of the expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Bay Area has enough important Philip Guston paintings on view to justify a pilgrimage for Guston-heads like me. 1,141 more words

#40. Harry Hay writes on Philip Guston, Henri Matisse and the Politics of the Idle.

“Why am I like this?” Oblomov asked himself almost with tears, hiding his head under the blanket again. “Why?”

After seeking in vain for the hostile source that prevented him from living as he should, as the ‘others’ lived, he sighed, closed his eyes, and a few minutes later drowsiness began once again to benumb his senses… He was passing from agitation to his normal state of calm and apathy… So he never arrived at the cause, after all; his tongue and lips stopped in the middle of the sentence and remained half open. 4,921 more words

Henri Matisse

Book review: Philip Guston Collected Writings, Lectures, and Conversations

Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Conversations
Edited by Clark Coolidge
University of California Press

So much inspiring stuff in this book, I’m going to let it speak for itself. 1,025 more words

Energies & Echoes

Energies & Echoes: Recent Paintings by Dumitru Gorzo

Dumitru Gorzo’s new body of paintings, an exquisite and compositionally electric series the Brooklyn-based artist produced while visiting a remote studio outpost in his home country Romania, evidence him taking his characteristic, indeed unmistakable mark-making into formal territories as relatively uncharted as the isolated, mountainous landscapes that surrounded him as he worked. 321 more words

Paul D'Agostino

The twenty crucial minutes

There are twenty crucial minutes in the evolution of each of my paintings. The closer I get to that time—those twenty minutes—the more intensely subjective I become—but the more objective, too.

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Blue skies, Bad Painting and The Hairy Who

My painting 160801a Shit in a Shirt, with Blood (see below) took its starting point from this George Condo painting, Big Red. I painted a blue cloudy sky and, for once, I had the patience to let it dry before painting on top. 749 more words