On the Rhetoric of Painting

As an emergent feature of the Sun’s energy economy, organic life is subject to entropic necessity. Life as a manifestation of necrogenic vitality is inherently entwined with death. Painting, as an intensification of life, is an artifact of the humic indwelling. It is earthbound, composed of the nigreddo of Earth. As an artifact of time’sContinue reading “On the Rhetoric of Painting”

Does Becoming Need You?

  Images evoked out of material by the painter’s activities could be terms ‘evocation’ – as an activity of painting, introduced in the modern era, where the imagination takes center stage in the pursuit of the expression of the painted object. Within the modern era of ‘isms’ the aim of evocation irradiated in several differentContinue reading “Does Becoming Need You?”

Earth Script

  Whereas abstraction in painting had surpassed the depiction of the exterior world and turned towards the embodied thing of painting as an evocative force, allowing the medium to take on a more personal character, deposition in painting – defined as the geologic deposition of the materiality of painting – usurps the modern theme ofContinue reading “Earth Script”

Thought ‘Poveri’

¬†“Art, life, politics ‘poveri’ are not apparent or theoretical, they do not believe in ‘putting themselves on show’, they do not abandon themselves in their definition, not believing in art, life, politics ‘poveri’, they do not have as an objective the process the re-presentation of life; they want only to feel, know, perform that whichContinue reading “Thought ‘Poveri’”

Notes on Sedimentation of the Mind

A few comments on entropy, the geologic and art. Robert Smithson’s essay¬†mentions the encroachment of technological ideology into art with “technology” and “industry” becoming topes in the New York Art World of the ’50s and ’60s, where he explains, “The products of industry and technology began to have an appeal to the artist who wantedContinue reading “Notes on Sedimentation of the Mind”

Abstraction & Wilderness

Suggesting that painting could be for itself, an abstract painting attempting to purge all traces or afterimages of nature in order to do the work against nature: this is the proposition of the Abstractionists that sought a counter-nature in the medium. The new order of experience that would put its faith in the Sign. ItContinue reading “Abstraction & Wilderness”