Alex Grey

11 07 2012

Visions. Alex Grey is filled with them. I think everyone has them. Some are interesting. Some are well promoted. His ideas are a lot of Grade B philosophy as my philosophy professor used to say.

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The work does strike me as being sentimental and pretentious and dated. They might look great with black lights. And incense. And huge amounts of smoke. But when I’m washing the dishes, they do nothing for me.





George Hugnet

11 07 2012

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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