Oil and Collage on Wood Panel
How I think with paint in 2010. Sitting down for another round of Leucovorin Calcium and Fluorouracil I decided to think about painting. Or rather, try to think about thinking with paint. I believe I copped that term from the James Elkins book, "What Painting Is". It makes sense to me. We move the pigment and binder around in a pre-linguistic rush. Forming the world with haptic glee. Feeling into the plane with our eyes. However, the meaning of the work DOES NOT come first and then the work is created to represent that meaning. Like Miles Davis said, "I'll play it first and tell you what it is later." The meaning percolates up from the ground. The ground is the surface where the painter freely roams in an open world boundless of artificial constraints, and with there being no right way of pushing the paint. Painting is like divination but without asking a question first. The paint becomes symbolic of things in the world that we name. Paint takes on anthropic principles in which values are consistent with conditions for life as we know it. We don't create something new but discover with paint relationships that we appreciate from experiencing Reality. We don't see something and then reproduce it with the filter of our ego. We don't give a soulful take on Nature. Why water Nature down with our ego? We create natural relationships or like true mathematicians, painters are discoverers of naturally occurring objects. The painting emerges during the process of self-organization.
Cara Ober, a Baltimore painter, talks about how she embraces banal elements from her childhood such as wallpaper and greeting cards.
For the second motion painting, the Barnstormers used a smaller space, a faster pace, and a limited palette of just black and white.
The 17-minute DVD was released by Gas As Interface (Tokyo). hellogas.com/gasdvd/index_e.html
kenji hirata / david ellis / madsaki / yuri shimojo / mike ming / rostarr / che jen / mike houston / martin mazorra / maya hayuk / christian mendoza / k-fuze / alex lebedev
360° represents the group's first foray into indoor/outdoor filming, and was filmed on location in Cameron, NC, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC between July 4th and October 8th, 2004.
Chuck Webster / Martin Mazorra / Sasu / Kami / Madsaki / Che Jen / Jose Parla / Chris Mendoza / Mike Houston / Alex Lebedev / Mike Ming / Swoon / Daikon / South / Maya Hayuk / Kiku Yamaguchi / David Ellis / Yuri Shimojo / Kenji Hirata / Rostarr
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Trailer peace & climate change musical 'The Resurrection Movie' telling the love-tale of cyberrocker-astronaut Starlight and his mate Earthpower and how they change hellish mega city planet through their music into a free world. vimeo.com/7991834