monochromes and hard edged abstraction

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I mean this idea of the pure physical and the purely metaphysical and how they come into contact and this kindof eucaristic relationship between the two and like the idea of meaning coming about by a kindof transubstantiation is a pretty big part of the way i think about these things. btw dude is a balls to google but im hoping to do a bit of proper research as soon as i have dece library access, maybe gonna try and get a reading pass at the british library.

plax (ico), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 22:34 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

So I think I'm gonna try to write a thesis vaguely about this. I.e. not this per se so much as postmodern appropriations of post-painterly abstraction/minimal art, particularly vis a vis identity politics (a la FGT, Ligon, Roni Horn, etc.) so I encourage everyone to post relevant pictures to inspire me so I can write a good proposal and get funding! (is it worth making a separate ILE thread for this?)

EDB, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 20:44 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

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℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Wednesday, 13 July 2011 21:18 (eight years ago) link

also edb im writing something at the moment about this too. wolfgang tillman's monochrome photographs are really interesting in this regard, you know the idea of the the pure sensuality of the undifferentiated colour field standing in for the negated image. and they're shiny, you can see yourself reflected in them. im thinking about queer abstraction, and how the appropriation of minimalism/high modernism is a kind of recoding or "passing" (FGT is so explicit about this, but yeah ligon and horn as well) and how that kindof passing has to exist in relation to the queer and the homophobic gaze. so its about fleeting glances. this is why i think there's a case to be made for ellsworth kelly as a queer artist. people talk about him as a really french painter because for him modernism begins with impressionism instead of most american painters where cubism is the axis, one way or the other .shit even like dan graham and richard serra are about bodies in space, space fragmenting; paul mccarthy is about the violence of gesture; kelly is about snatching glimpses reflected in the subway window, refracted light, the instantaneity of the image and how that renders it barely decipherable. i feel like the opacity of his surfaces have more to do with photography (light bouncing off an object or something) and how that fraction of a second is all you need looking back over your shoulder and making eye contact on rue st. honoré.

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Wednesday, 13 July 2011 21:34 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

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bell biv devo (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 27 September 2012 02:41 (seven years ago) link

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bell biv devo (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 27 September 2012 02:42 (seven years ago) link

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bell biv devo (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 27 September 2012 02:43 (seven years ago) link

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bell biv devo (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 27 September 2012 02:43 (seven years ago) link

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bell biv devo (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 27 September 2012 02:44 (seven years ago) link


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