If I was a bird, I would sing, sing, sing

27 08 2014

If I was a bird...by David Halliday





Georgi Petrov

27 08 2014

Georgi Petrov

I have hated this sort of painting for years. Its become a cliche for what art is. But I love Petrov’s work. Maybe because he uses his paints with such abandon (they seem to come directly out of his tubes). Or because there is so much energy in the paintings themselves.

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Friday night television 1958

27 08 2014

Friday night television 1958by David Halliday





black dogs of our afternoons

27 08 2014

Black Dogs of our afternoonsdepression

 

by David Halliday





J. Philipp White

27 08 2014

Mr. White’s work is filled with arresting images. His work is another example of pieces where I have found the same pics that I used. These I believe have been heavily photoshoped. And they look great. He’s also blown them up to a larger size which I have done myself. And he sells his work. Which I have not done so much. Good for  him. I had a good time looking at Mr. White’s work. I think you might as well.

‘Much of my art deals with the subject of man’s inhumanity to man. My artistic aspirations are to heighten the viewers awareness of what has happened and what is happening to the human condition today as well as to raise pertinent questions and, ideally, to evoke an emotional and thought-provoking response. Admittedly, there are some scenes that may confront the psyche as shocking at first, but my hope is that upon closer examination and after further contemplation, these pieces will reveal themselves in the positive way in which they are intended.

This is part of the artist’s statement. I shouldn’t read these things because I inevitably get a bad impression of the artist. In this case Mr. White seems somewhat apologetic about his work. Which he needn’t be. Very few collage works are controversial, in Mr. White’s work or anyone else’s that I have seen. There is something about collage work that disperses your attention so that one’s impression of the work is … watered down.

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‘you better spit out your gum…’

27 08 2014

you'd better spit out your gum..

Joseph Cotton, Robert Redford, Gary Cooper, and Bob Dylan

 

by David Halliday