Martina Nehrling and Gunther Forg

One of the most compelling facets of abstract painting for me are formally similar but conceptually dissimilar works. Martina paints an urban energy where Gunther seeks to emote the experience of being a German.



Brian Eno

Posting about Doug Wheeler made me think about other artists who work in the realm of creating experience that I find to be a cousin of formalist painting. Most of us know this Brit from his musical oeuvre. What he says about his brand of empty formalism is right on, and we share a modality where some artist license/control is measured against chance as an actual tool.