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All you lucky bastards that happen to be in town, dont miss it!
May 11- June 30, 2012
Opening Friday May 11th, 6 - 8pm
[url=http://galleryonefone.blogspot.com[/url] This would be my gallery in Sweden
This would be my Pleine Air blog
I don't even understand how he pulls off some of the things he does with gouache. Amazing.
Anybody know how many paintings will be in the show? If its more than 20 I might have to make a pilgrimage to see them.
I just emailed the gallery and they said they will have 20 pieces; quite a show of work.
Last edited by dpaint; May 10th, 2012 at 05:54 PM.
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http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=192127"Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."-John Huston, Director
I was just in New York to see the Odd Nerdrum show (also checked out Kremer Pigments and Vasari paints). I've been looking for a good excuse to go back. This looks like it. I thought I was gonna have to wait until October for the Ashley Wood show. I also want to chek out NY Central Art Supply.
"Contrary to the belief of the layman, the essential of art is not to imitate nature, but under the guise of imitation to stir up excitement with pure plastic elements: measurements, directions, ornaments, lights, values, colors, substances, divided and organized according to the injunctions of natural laws. While so occupied, the artist never ceases to be subservient to nature, but instead of imitating the incidents in a paltry way, he imitates the laws."-Andre Lhote
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The show itself is about 20 pieces going as far back as the 60s. Some are classic Syd pieces, which you will recognize; The hyper-van renderings, the giant robotic greyhounds, the cover to Oblagon, etc. There were also a couple I hadn't seen on the net or in reproduction before.
Since they are gouache, the surface is fairly flat and you don't learn quite as much as you might from seeing an oil painting in person. Still very worthwhile imo. An interesting thing is how technically consistent they are - something he painted in the 1960s looks just like anything he might paint 40 years later. They are all the same size, rendered (very efficiently) in the same technique and to the same level of detail. There's also a piece from the 70s where Syd predicted the internet (and actually used the word 'intrnet') as well as predicting Ipad-type tablets.