Friday, February 20, 2009

Park It!

image: artnet

Here is Tomma Abts. I have been thinking about this image for about a week. I am slowly being seduced by it. Or a reproduction of it anyway. It has a lot to do with the apparent editing in the paint layers and a clearly "arrived at" logic. And that it is gloriously reprinted in Parkett No. 84.

Somewhere in this article (pg. 22) there is a reference to the current state of painting being "mindless and representational" and Abts' place as "idiosyncratic". I thought this wasn't even an issue for anyone any longer.

At any rate follow the above "Tomma Abts" link for a video where she talks about how her work, in her mind, arrives at a sort of representation.

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