Saturday, July 26, 2014

little casual abstractions

Very excited and slightly irritated by this;

This is great;

Art is always supposed to be about free time. You just do things for their own sake. And that’s got a real labor aspect to it: who has free time to just do things for their own sake? You’ve got to pay rent, you have to eat. So painters have this problem, where you’re working for the system, in the system, but at the same time your whole identity is about living freely. So the social practitioner has this problem too. Why is that surprising? It’s to the benefit of all to acknowledge that contradiction. It doesn’t have to be self-defeating or annihilating.

And this;

One of the ways I’m talking about painting now is trying to talk about these little casual abstractions that look like something a painter could do when they can find a few hours in the studio when they can actually perform the role of the painter, instead of the residency-runner or the blog-poster.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The anti-practise of painting

A dictionary definition for practise;

Actively pursue or be engaged in (a particular profession or occupation):he began to practise law[NO OBJECT]: he practised as a barrister(as adjective practisinga practising architect

Sunday, March 2, 2014

future source material 2

future source material 1

pros and cons

"In a way, painting is nothing but a series of mistakes, each one a correction of the previous one";

Sunday, February 23, 2014