Started by cr, April 02, 2022, 10:24:32 AM
Quote from: Suspicious Activity on April 13, 2022, 05:38:47 AMPainters Justin Mortimer and Phil Hale come to mind. Mortimer I've just recently became a fan of, Hale I've followed for at least a decade now. Both paint somewhat similar subject matters but have their own techniques and palette choices. I believe the two share/shared a studio at one point. Recent Mortimer is vibrant and gaudy. Hale loves his olive green and drab. Both know what the hell they're doing.Justin Mortimer: http://justinmortimer.co.uk/2020-21.htmlPhil Hale: https://jonathanlevineprojects.com/artists/phil-hale/Personally, I think these paintings feel more industrial noise to me than PE. There's a sense of mystery with each piece that makes you wonder what the fuck is going on and the figures are often cut up or the anatomy is skewed just enough for it to be uneasy to look at. The subtly is what sells it for me. Clearly they're both skilled as traditional painters but add a heavy abstract element as well.Digging further, Hale is lesser known for his collage work which I think is just as good as his paintings:https://cafans.b-cdn.net/images/Category_1860/subcat_133823/Device2.jpg(Not too much found online, sadly)Piecing together different photos of metal objects to create something foreign yet recognizable. Items taped together in a manic manner which lends to the post apocalyptic objects he's creating.If you can track down the "Mockingbird/Relaxeder" books by him, I strongly suggest picking them up.
Quote from: DrRichard on April 02, 2022, 08:54:32 PM
Quote from: cr on November 29, 2022, 08:52:08 PMThanks to Adam Lehrer's 'Safety Propaganda' platform, I learned about the paintings of Barry Burman!Are there any books or other publications from and about this artist available?
Quote from: Foss on February 25, 2023, 02:29:09 AMBjarne Melgaard
Quote from: Foss on February 25, 2023, 02:29:09 AMBjarne MelgaardWhile his later works has been kind of domesticated for normality, i remember sending message to some friends when his solo exhibition was up 15 years ago that this was how you could visualize power electronics. He did lots of paintings about the extreme gay sex scene, the wanting to get infected with aids stuff etc. Also injected himself and his boyfriend with steroids and doing photos of that combined with quite hard bondage stuff. Also got a lot of critique for glorifying suicide, extreme substance abuse etc etc..There has to be some digging to find his better works online as he has done a lot of more bland shit the later years but his works from 90s to i think ca 2010-1015 is great. Munch+Melgaard book is great, a documentation where his work was put in Munch context. His last good exhibition before everything went downhill to cash machine.