Steve Hanks

12 10 2011

I’m going to editorialize. And I guess I’ll pick on Steve Hanks. And its this. With all this talent why are artists painting beautiful young women between the ages of 18 and 28. If you took all the examples here and placed a woman in her 50s in the painting, the picture would take on new meaning. The trouble with young women is that those images have been plundered by the advertising world. They have become visual cliches. To put it bluntly, they are boring.

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Robert Venosa

12 10 2011

Venosa’s work is very beautiful. It reminds me of the experience of looking at sunlight through a crystal. Or the images in a fire. Things are always changing. And you only get glimpses. That is the odd thing about Venosa’s work. Change and static.You have probably seen Venosa’s work without knowing it. It is somewhat dated. In that it is part of the psychedelic creativity that rose up in the 70s and 80s.

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Pulp

12 10 2011

I can’t ever remember not reading comic books. Pulp fiction. The seedier side of culture. It appeals to the voyeur, the semi-illiterate, and young boys. I wrote a book called Trash in memory of those wonderful adventures. I wonder what happened to those artists. The models. The writers. Did they think that anything they did had any more value than a pay check?

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