Recent Work

 

As I’m blogging I’m constantly working on new artwork. I want you to understand that my work isn’t about a style I claim as mine. It is all I’ve learned about aesthetics this far, in the service of combining images — optimally unlike ones — into works that jell.

 

These are from the last few months and they’re as unlike each other as apples and Toyotas.

 

 

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Pop, 072820

Pop, 072820

 

01. I have a deep fondness for Pop Art, though I think that recent extensions of it and Anime get too loosey-goosey in technique for me. Pop Art didn’t need to be sloppy, each artist developed a recognizable approach. You don’t mistake Lichtenstein, Rosenquist, Warhol. They were/are serious. I tire of less serious artists whose main delight seems to be waggling their fannies in your face.

 

of it and Anime get too loosey-goosey in technique for me. Pop Art didn’t need to be sloppy, each artist developed a recognizable approach. You don’t mistake Lichtenstein, Rosenquist, Warhol. They were/are serious. I tire of less serious artists whose main delight seems to be waggling their fannies in your face.

 

OK, Pop Art and me. I love their unabashed color, their aesthetic of designed space. To me, this first image plants its feet in Pop and feels like they’re in moccasins.

 

Based on one image from unsplash by Alexagate.

 

 

Gumption, 081320

Gumption, 081320

 

02.  Based on three unsplash photos, all altered. The photographers are Md Mahdi, okeycat and Nathan Dumlao.

 

 

Realism, Blue and Brown, 071720

Realism, Blue and Brown, 071720

 

03.  All photos from textures.com. This site nearly always elicits a different kind of response in me.

 

 

Abbreviation, Dancer, 080420

Abbreviation, Dancer, 080420

 

04. Both of these photos are from Tan Kaninthanond on unsplash.

 

 

Pink, Baby, 071520

Pink, Baby, 071520

 

05.  Two pinks from unsplash. Umbrellas Chandler Walters, truck Paul Trienekens. Third image obviously by me.

 

 

Mixt Matched, 071120

Mixt Matched, 071120

 

06. Three photos from unsplash. Md Mahdi, Marcus Lenk, helloimnik. Did a series of these which please me.

 

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