Thursday, October 18, 2012
a painting for Japan titled "Protest"
Please People, Protest! Hey Japan, why the heck don't you pull an Iceland and kick the criminals out! ahahaha!! I am part of a group show the Hive is curating exhibiting in Japan. I wanted to make a painting that was contemporary and also, somehow, "asian". I've always thought that impressionism is a very "asian" manner of painting because there is a spontaneousness and 'in the moment' aspect to this manner of painting. Like impressionism I was inspired by actuality, be it from life or photo. But also as I feel in certain asian art I allowed randomness, instinct, and virtuosity to be part of the process. I'm not sure if it's a bread line or a protest or anger or community... it's a mass of people. The painting had to be smaller than 11 by 14 inches, I haven't worked that tiny in years! This piece ended up being 8 by 10 inches and fit perfectly in a free 'small' box from FedEx. It's acrylic on heavy weight linen.