Rosin Fairfield There is a great sense of freshness when a painting/drawing is made without the use of flat-copy of photos or projections but comes from inner vision and feeling, and vice-versa, a clone-like boring sameness in those (majority unfortunately) that do use them.
Also, looking at this collection i realise something that is valid for many collections in here: the pieces (in general, not all) have this 'decorative' feel to them, nice but shallow, lively but without poetry, sarcastic, grotesque or ar
July 10, 2012 at 8:12 am
Rosin Fairfield (continued)... or arrogant (sometimes) but not trully daring (as far as bothering any system is concerned). Then i realised (as if it's not obvious -LoL) this is a site for art for commerce, not art for passion for art. I guess that in such a case we may only hope that the taste of buyers would evolve, graced by more feeling and aspiration for poetry. xOnce
July 10, 2012 at 8:14 am
Derek Alvarez @Røsìñ, can't poetry be beautiful - or "decorative", as you say?
July 13, 2012 at 3:51 am
Rosin Fairfield @Derek Of course--the kind of beauty that will take your breath away or touch you in some subtle way inside. That's exactly what i'm saying.
"decorative" does NOT take your breath away or touch you in some mysterious way inside. It makes for a lively packaging/dressing/periphery--this is skin deep.
July 13, 2012 at 8:28 am
Derek Alvarez @Røsìñ, There definitely is a fine line between beauty and decoration, but I think some of my favorite artists tread that line and it makes for great work - like Matisse or Warhol, for example.
July 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm
Rosin Fairfield Matisse and Warhol were absolutely, PASSIONATE beings. Thus, what they did was affecting people the way poetry does. Don't get fooled classing them as having simply 'decorative' Intent just because of the 'shapes' of what they did: it is not what you are Doing, it is how you are Being! Their passion draws the viewer and affects them deeply. Not the case of an agile, photo-projection coppier who's intent is in commercially succeeding as prime Intent. Passion for creating was FIRST for these two!
July 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm
jeremy blank Too many artists seem to be hand-tied to the development of technique above all else. So many slick looking vacuous works where the image has no resonance, but then that is really true of our mediated times. Looking back at Warhol from this moment there are few, if any, who have developed his vision beyond that of the consumerist yet he utilised the discipline of Silk Screen printing to achieve the flatness of commercial packaging, not photo realism as so many later 'Pop Artists' sought to pro
July 16, 2012 at 6:30 am
Rosin Fairfield The way you expressed it Jeremy, i feel it in a very similar way.
kate williamson Just found the bottom of the site with all these collections to click on better late than never. I was wondering how some of these 'collections' works are getting so much attention on this site, they have the advertising front line of course as I see here. Could I have some of my huge Cockle Hunter series put in this collection at the top, that would be awesome. They are huge sellers in New Zealand. I love the sea.