Edvard Munch

30 04 2012

Edvard Munch. He seems to grow right out of the womb of the 19th century. Freud. Jung. And later. Auschwitz. Its as if his paintings reflected the madness, the pain, the confusion and loss of faith of the 20th century. Is the madness peculiar to Munch’s own life? Or his Norwegian upbringing? The Germanic soul. Is it the West’s loss of confidence? It is certainly romantic. To think that society is dieing. A kind of wonderful opera.

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George Hugnet

30 04 2012

Its always interesting to go back and see what folks were doing in the first decades of the 20th century. My century. I was born in the middle of it. Like the pit in the middle of the peach.

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Hugnet was part of the surrealist movement in the 30s. He was later expelled from the group. In a lot of his work he seems preoccupied with females. But he does little with the form. Like a lot of early collages, his work appears frantic, slapped down in a  hurry to give an impression of a lack of concentrated thought. As if the images did not come from intelligence but impulse.

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Andriy Dykun

30 04 2012

Andriy Dykun’s work can be creepy. It joins the two worlds of collage and surrealism. Fun to look at. Until the ideas get inside your head. Then new images are formed. And they are ones your imagination has created. Sweet dreams.

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Natalie Shau

29 04 2012

One of my favourite artists. She is always worth having another look at.

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Check out this young woman’s work. Wonderful stuff.

http://ledeluge.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/natalie-shau/

Natalie Shau

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Jang Seung Hyo

29 04 2012

Jang Seung Hyo combines 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional work together. He puts pictures on sculptures. They are very exciting to look at. But I confess that the object of Hyo’s affection leaves me cold. The work is colourful and dramatic (at first glance) but then I’m not sure. I had a similar idea many years ago. When I tried to make a collage that included apples. The apples rotted. Which was also exciting for a while. Until the ants joined my sculpture. Everything got complicated. Like the smell.

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Cuellimangui

28 04 2012

Everything about this artist’s work is interesting. Except his name. Cuellimangui. Don’t like his name. Sounds like a dish with dumplings. But his work is filled with exciting images, bright and colourful. Apparently most of his work is in Spain. Nothing like it in Toronto. The city that Ford destroyed.

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Ed Kuris

28 04 2012

Always a good idea to visit Ed Kuris. Terrific artist

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The Artist Ed Kuris Before His Legendary Breakdown In San Paolo, PeruEd Kuris is an artist who lives in Guelph Ontario Canada. He has never been to Peru but I always think its important to create a mythology around artists and so I added this little bit to Ed’s. Google his name if  you want to see his work. It is outstanding. http://www.art-in-guelph.com/Pages/ekuris.html

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