For the Ride of Your Life:

"It may well be that there is no human urge more fundamental than that of making a mark"-

In the words of Chuck Close: "You Just Have to Show Up

"I would like to make something that is real in itself," [Arthur Dove] once wrote, "that does not remind anyone of any other thing, and that does not have to be explained like the letter A, for instance."

“Art is never an end in itself; it is only an instrument for tracing the lines of lives.”

—Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (qtd. in West)


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ride Number Three- It was a doozy

"One day seven years ago, I found myself saying- I can't live where I want to - I can't go where I want to- I can't do what I want to- I can't even say what I want to. I decided I was a very stupid fool not to at least paint as I want to"- Georgia O'Keefe 1923

"I am for an art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself." Claes Oldenburg 1961

"It is a construct".Sunanda Sanyal 2011

"It's not so much what you are precisely trying to get across, not so much directly, but under the skin" Luc Tuymans

I begin with these quotes not simply to take up space or mimic another's philosophy, but to sincerely relate the issues and revelations that my AIB 3rd residency has brought to light.

(To read the entire paper just go to my right side bar and select White Papers- 02:11 Residency Three Summary"

1 comment:

  1. Love the Rez 3 paper. We're gonna do this thing!!! Stay frosty, my good friend. I'm in your corner!