FOR XIGUAN LEI, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
Xiguan Lei is one of those artists whose work does and will matter for it is embedded in an inspiring vision, one that speaks of materiality and time. In a few words, what the latter does to the former. Lei’s art recalls that all that is solid melts into air and more precisely, to paraphrase…
MY (IN PART) ARTISTIC RESOLUTIONS FOR 2023
“the failure of the intended story guarantees the success of the final story.” Thaisa Frank
ENGAGING QUOTES FROM GREAT ARTISTS
One could find over the net nearly thousands quotes from well-known artists. The selection was particularly hard to make. I decided to gather quotes from plastician artists but also philosophers, filmmakers, authors and poets in a discretionary manner. I have to admit that those quotes are relevant to my work but indeed to any artist.…
UKRAINE CAN RELY ON ARTISTS
Hey there, I’m surely not the only one here absolutely outraged by the invasion of Ukraine by Russia as well as the cost Ukrainian civilians, army, cities, their infrastructures and industries will pay to satisfy Putin’s greed, blind violence and cruelty. Let’s act, at our level, to help Ukraine. Whatever your country, don’t hesistate to…
HOW DIFFICULT IS SIMPLE? SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT MINIMALISM
Right away one could say: to make a simple artwork is indeed easy. Any (so called) artist can draw a black dot on a blank canvas and call it minimalist. I believe however that the choice of minimalism as an artistic style is far from being easy all the more so when it is the…
SALONS D’ART EN 2022 (UNE LISTE NON EXHAUSTIVE)
Pour mes amis artistes débutants ou plus confirmés désireux d’exposer leur travail, je souhaitais compiler la liste des salons d’art et autres foires en Île-De-France et en régions. Je ne prétends pas pour autant que cette liste soit exhaustive mais elle couvre un bon nombre de ces salons, le plus souvent tournés vers l’art contemporain…
A FEW WORDS ON THE COBRA MOVEMENT
Despite your regrets, which I share, the CoBrA movement does not refer to a break dance figure imitating the crawling to which the monocled cobra, the Round Island boa and indeed, the dark-spotted anaconda were condemned by God (quite unfairly) for their love of apple pie. The CoBrA movement is actually a painting movement whose…
MODERN ART IS RUBBISH: ANY CHILD COULD DO IT.
Yes, we artists hear that a lot and you know what, we secretly admit that this statement is accurate: Modern art surely appears as a decline of true visual arts and indeed, you can absolutely do it yourself (or any of your child, under supervisiont though in certain circumstances). I am not the only one…
WHY PAINT IT BLACK?
“Black is a color by itself, which sums up and and consumes all others”. Henri Matisse The first answers are indeed: « why not?” and “Are you a big fan of the Rolling Stones?” but there is much more to say regarding this amazing “color”. The black color has always been a great inspiration for artists…
LA PEINTURE À L’HUILE (BOBY LAPOINTE)
Boby Lapointe a peut-être raison, la peinture à l’huile, c’est bien plus beau que la peinture à l’eau (encore que les avis divergent). Personnellement, mon cœur bat pour l’acrylique (que je juge aussi difficile que la gouache). Il s’impose ensuite comme un chanteur marginal dans des cabarets. Ses succès furent néanmoins variables après “Aragon et…
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