This Artforum article spoke to me, having recently been in Texas. Wish I had made it to Dallas to see the show but I did get to see below speaking of inspiring sunsets.
Clearly, Turner was not an abstractionist (romantic is the term the canon demands we use).
Particularly in his later life, Turner painted many pictures exploring the effects of the elements: wind, rain, snow, sea, and storms.
Speaking of romantics and clouds…
Laurie Fendrich at Two Coats covers the recent survey of Sophie’s work at MOMA, pointing out that calling her “multidisciplinary” doesn’t quite encompass her.
Doesn’t seem right to blog about
Georges and not mention Guita, which means noting Yoshihara.
Seeing George’s name
in Artforum recently was the first time in a while. Here’s another take on the survey of one of the fathers of European lyrical abstraction linked above.
Like Alexander is
a Bandito fellow.
gets a nod from Hyperallergic (RIP). Not really an abstractionist like Matta but certainly made work that were abstractions.
is a self-taught artist and graphic designer. At 17 he started working as a tattoo artist, opening his own shop and an alternative culture magazine.
He’s also a prior Banditto Art fellowship winner.
Not a lot I could say about Anish that hasn’t already been said other than it’s surprising I’m just getting to blogging about him (realized he was missing when writing about
Point of Departure which features him alongside Mavis and Tony and Donald and others).