Philippe Deliere

24 12 2011

An artist who works out of Paris. Philippe Deliere has the wonderful advantage of living in a city where people breath art. He states his mission as recycle visual images from the pulp as art. His work is always interesting. Each collage like a story. And I think he is one of the artists who would do well in cafe conversations. Where people could discuss and argue about his work.

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24 12 2011

This is the first time I have done this. Writing from a negative viewpoint. And I hope that the artist is not offended. (I’m sure she would be.) So I won’t mention her name. Its just that… her work.    I don’t get it. It has themes. Quite often. Titles. But mostly it is about texture, and colour. And layers. And composition. Its boring. And anti-intellectual. (I mean by that, ‘pretentious’). There are few if any visual ideas. Nothing funny. Or insightful. Satirical. I’m picking on this artist. But she is just an example of this kind of work. And there is a lot of it. I see it everywhere. Especially collage work from academic/art institutions. It pretends to be significant. And that’s what art colleges like. Pretend. I think they teach it.

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