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Primordial Soup (black and white)

When I first started painting, at the beginning of 2016, I used only black and white paint. This was because I thought that my CVD would prohibit me from working effectively with colour (more on that… 269 more words

Philip Guston on painting

‘You won’t be finished until the most unexpected and surprising things happen.’ ~ Philip Guston

Artist Quotes

Guston Presidents Cartoons Questions?

Reblogged from Zeteo!


In a number of Philip Guston’s more than 100 cartoon-style drawings of Richard Nixon, which are currently on view at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in New York City, the former President’s nose and jowls are transformed into a cock and balls (or scrotum). 3,458 more words

The Real World

Visual Playlist – Amy Sillman Style

“That’s the huge problem with an abstract painting. When are you done? You’re done when you don’t want to do it anymore.” – Amy Sillman…

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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