|'Ambitious New Plans' Jules de Balincourt|
Then he suggested 'Race' and we looked at the rather wonderful work of Mark Bradford: "map-like, multifaceted paper collages point not only to the organization of streets and buildings in downtown Los Angeles, but also provide striking imagery of crowds, ranging from civil rights demonstrations of the 1960s to present-day protests concerning immigration issues." I very much like his mixing and mashing and then sanding the down and adding more. Multi layers and rich texture of real things. A nice collection here
Gender (can't control the italics: this post has a typographical life of its own!) the example here was Cecily Brown. A lot of here work is abstract impressionism and when she does go more figurative I would say she is less concerned with gender as a political statement, and more with feminine eroticism. But I like her abstracts: although this was what we looked at:
|Cecily Brown: Teenage Wildlife|
Then Frank Auerbach with the emphasis on 'truth' and honesty his heavy use of paint springs from the classical tradition, but is repurposed in a visceral manner. "Each brush stroke searching for truth" I particularly like this mono tonal portrait I found later:
|Frank Auerbach: Head of E.O.W. IV|
There are another five categories to go, but I will stop here. maybe to return.