Judith Mason

20 10 2011

I can smell it. A painter with bad feet. Now I’m making fun of bi-polarism. And I don’t want to. Being chased by the dark dogs of night is not funny. But humour is often the only release. Mason’s paintings are painful to look at. Eerie and almost abusive. They remind me of two other artists. Francis Bacon. And Ed Kuris. You can almost taste the fear on the canvas. That fear that overcomes you in the middle of the night. When you wake up. With a heavy weight on your chest.

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Wangechi Mutu

20 10 2011

I was reading a description of Ms. Mutu’s work and it talked about her insights/criticism of colonialism, the abuse of women, the black experience. It made me feel like they were talking about Margaret Mead. What I see quite frankly is beautiful art. Her colours, the movement of her work, the negative spaces, the choise of images and their relationship to each other. Exquisite is the word that comes to mind. I’d love to have some of her work hanging from my walls. If she would like to swap work I’d be all for it. I could look at some of  her work for…

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