Joan Proudman

11 04 2015

Joan Proudman’s work is beautiful to look at. But there is a lot of sentimentalism. And I find that uncomfortable. Because sentimentality is often a fake version of real feelings.

 





Joan Proudman

3 05 2014

One of the dangers, as I see it, of art is the seduction of technology. Because the technology is new, often what passes for art is really wallpaper. The use of beautiful colours, mulitiplication of similar images, whirlpool/weightlessness of images. And the thing is, no one can be sure. Joan Proudman’s work is beautiful to look at. At first glance. Does it sustain itself? I think so, but joan proudman1 joan proudman2 joan proudman3 joan proudman4 joan proudman5 joan proudman6that is up to each viewer to decide.

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Joan Proudman

8 06 2013

One of the dangers, as I see it, of art is the seduction of technology. Because the technology is new, often what passes for art is really wallpaper. The use of beautiful colours, mulitiplication of similar images, whirlpool/weightlessness of images. And the thing is, no one can be sure. Joan Proudman’s work is beautiful to look at. At first glance. Does it sustain itself? I think that is up to each viewer to decide.

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Joan Proudman

9 06 2012

One of the dangers, as I see it, of art is the seduction of technology. Because the technology is new, often what passes for art is really wallpaper. The use of beautiful colours, mulitiplication of similar images, whirlpool/weightlessness of images. And the thing is, no one can be sure. Joan Proudman’s work is beautiful to look at. At first glance. Does it sustain itself? I think that is up to each viewer to decide.

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Joan Proudman

11 09 2011

Joan Proudman. I think I might have talked about her before. On the other hand I might have been talking in my head. Her images are lush, technically seamless. But are we seduced by image over substance? I’m not sure. Some of her work has the qualities of an Escher. And I like the simplicity of her work. Not too much information. But there is a quality of stamps being used. (Multiple images repeated) And sometimes the relationship between objects while being surreal do not have much magic. Still there is something to be said for just looking at something that delights your eyes. My wife for instance.

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Joan Proudman

24 05 2011

One of the dangers, as I see it, of art is the seduction of technology. Because the technology is new, often what passes for art is really wallpaper. The use of beautiful colours, mulitiplication of similar images, whirlpool/weightlessness of images. And the thing is, no one can be sure. Joan Proudman’s work is beautiful to look at. At first glance. Does it sustain itself? I think that is up to each viewer to decide.

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