Artists2artists Social Network
Brought to you by ArtDeadline.Com
'Political correctness everywhere' - Ink and coloured pencils on paper
40 x 30 cm
Portfolios: Drawings, April 2012 Curator Reviewed Art
Location: Hohberg, Germany
Join Artists2artists Social Network
The title Political Correctness everywhere conceivably adds a biting edge to the already acerbic subject. Nonetheless, it’s a very handsome drawing. The linear qualities fluctuate between restless expression and fluid representation through localized color and gestural mark-making. I especially like the heavily inky passages that cause some of the fish heads to protrude into the foreground; their toothy open mouths seem to gape for air despite their suggested decapitation. The scrawled writing in the background is illegible on my screen, but offers a delicate web of line work to offset the heavier figures. I like the speckled pattern on some of the heads, creating repetitive design elements that further connect them to each other, and the small amount of open ground. I’m also drawn to Chinese Silent Night, though it also has grim insinuations. The bluish purple tangle of dogs/pigs is ambiguous, but clearly they are lifeless as well as silent. Perhaps assembled as a food source, they become a disturbing conglomerate, or a sort of cruelly constructed netsuke. Both images suspend the animal subjects into a floating mass, so that the jumbled figurations blend together and ultimately read as strong shape and pattern. Both images also prove there’s great beauty in subjective ugliness.
Welcome toArtists2artists Social Network
Sign Upor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Ms Kristen T. Woodward critiques of members art.
Henry Hering Art and Architecture Award
CICA Museum Artist Statement #6: Exhibition & Publication
Valdosta National 2021
Americas 2021: Paperworks
14th Annual CVG Show
DAC’ Street Photography Exhibition
Less is More: Upstream Gallery Small Works 2021
Sell @ 100 Galleries: Annual Sales Festival
Superfine! Art Fair
Added by A2a Editor
2017-2020 All Rights Reserved - All images, information, text, and html found within this site and on individual artist pages, may not be copied, reproduced, modified, or distributed without prior written consent of content owner.
Member Terms of Service
© 2020 Created by A2a Editor.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.