Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

abstralian austraction

today i think about australia and abstraction
or rather, as the title goes: abstralian austraction.

there is aboriginal art, post-modernist landscape abstractionists, sydney mob who generate flashy neo-abstract expressionist replicas, urban bansky stencil warriors and the occasional nature inspired painter. But what about vegemite and bark and eucalyptus and stuff?

I am just trying to understand what abstract means in terms of our culture, history and identity. Or does it even matter? Not sure that I even have an argument.

Yet I feel there is something vital in a whole heap of artists work...something that pierces the veil of the post-modern, conceptual, machine driven art world and exists as itself, without trying to be....i don't even know who has it, but i see it and when i do, it goes bOOm. you know who you are.

As usual, my attempt at intelligence is GAMMON.
Think i might paint in vegemite.

Monday, 15 November 2010

oh um...
if you want to check out some recent thoughts from
study land adventures...
here's a shameless self-promoting link:

Imbi in studyland
this picture is there and some others

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

smash it

recently played with smashing plants on paper
species include:
cycad, erythrina, mango leaf, grevillea, melastoma and can't remember.
i then painted eucalyptus over the top.
mango leaf was blue.
now i am painting.