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Handful of Abstractinators [image heavy]

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Pilau Hands, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    love slide night
    here are a few artists whose work came up today. whether old favorites or justlearnedabouts, each had at least one work that made me "WOW!"
    thought i'd share. i need to check on some names so hopefully i can add soon.




    is this the origin of chuck close's approach?
    someone drop the knowledge


    this is all i could find of a really jaw-dropping sequence





    the only pollock's on google are the ones everyone's seen a thousand times. that's a shame cause i loved this one, and this chopped interruped image is the only thing i can find.

    [b]Brice Marden[/b]



    [b]David Reed[/b]

    i loved this guys work and seriously need to find more
    horrible pictures of great paintings





    all i remember is that part of the process involves a heavy base paint and sanding layers
  2. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

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    there is a very good chuck close documentary that aired about 5 years ago on pbs. it is called "chuck close: a portrait." i dont recall him mentioning kandinsky but it appears to me to at least be an influence.
  3. crave

    crave Veteran Member

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    wow. very impressive.
  4. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16
    i also see you posted a pollock piece. a few years back (and the chuck close documentary you can at least find but this is another story) the museum of modern art in ny held a massive pollock retrospective. im pretty sure it was the largest ever of his stuff. they had a lifesize recreation of the barn he used to paint in, and once you stepped in it, it was hard to believe he painted, let alone kept his huge paintings in there. it was something else.
  5. serum

    serum Elite Member

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    i saw a chuck close exhibit about 5 years ago and those black and white squares with grey cirlces in them turning into a photo real portrait blew my mind.

    thanks, i like the david reed paintings. cool effect.

    did anyone ever see that recent pollack film? i never got a chance to see it and was wondering how it came out.
  6. uncle-boy

    uncle-boy Guest

  7. ciste

    ciste Member

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    I like that David Reed stuff. Not a fan of Kandinsky or Pollock though.

    Frank Stella is somebody that just blows me away everytime I look at his work. He inspired to do the wireframe stuff that I do.




    This guys like Franics Bacon, but his stuff is awesome.
    Hiram Williams:


    I'll try to dig up some more.
  8. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    good stuff.

    Mark Rothko
    His work is incredibly simple yet I've always been a big fan.:




    [img]http://www.the-artists.org/artshop/media/rothko-marc.jpg'> [img]http://www.kristisiegel.com/rothko.jpg'>


  9. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16
    the pollock movie was pretty damn good. i think someone in it maybe won or was nominated for an oscar or one of them big nonsense awards. i always get them all confused. check out cy twombly and paul klee. they are pretty rad. id post pics of em if i wasnt so computer illiterate.
  10. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    i'm not really a great fan of pollock splatter paintings, but some of the ink and blot-like stuff i saw was great.
    the examples of david reed's work i saw were incredible. actually, the shapes of some of them reminded my of some your more linear pieces.

    i'm trying to get a spellcheck on a few more names so i can add
  11. I enjoy Rothko heavily. Not too thrilled by the Frank Stella, though that's because of personal taste reasons. The guy is obviously talented.

    For the purpose of adding someone lesser known and more contemporary, I'm gonna bigup my man Alfred DeCredico, drawing teacher of mine freshman year in college. Some of his stuff is eh, but some others are pretty badass and fun... though they lose a LOT when looked at through a monitor. It's not the same as actually seeing a leopard head pop out of the canvas.


    [b]The Contemplations of Padro Pio[/b], 1993
    mixed media on canvas and wood with wood crutch,
    snake, bone, sheep pelt, fox pelt, boat cable, and spring
    78 x 93 x 2 in.


    [b]La Selva Oscura: Pontiff[/b], 1996
    mixed media on canvas and wood with
    leopard head, pelts and lights
    90 x 106 x 7 in


    [b]As Rigoletto: Parts[/b], 1991
    mixed media on rubber, wood,
    and fur mounted on wood
    70 x 107 in.


    [b]As Turridu: Dark Diver[/b], 1991
    mixed media on rubber and wood with birch
    sticks, boat cable, turnbuckles, and screweyes
    72 x 110 x 4 in.


    [b]La Mensa Abicus[/b], 1993
    mixed media on canvas and wood with antlers and light bulb
    78 x 93 x 2 1/2 in.


    Detail of the above.

  12. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    An interesting fact about me:

    I was named after Jackson Pollock.
  13. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

  14. ciste

    ciste Member

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    Those are nice. Id like to see them in person. I dont like Frank Stella's early works, but his newer stuff is just incredible to me.


    I actually do like some of Pollock's earlier stuff. And I understand the concept behind his splatter paintings as well, but it just boils down to personal taste.

    This guys one of my favorites. I cant link his images because he has a Flash site, but heres a link

    And it may be trendy to say this, but Robert Williams is definitely one of my favorites.
  15. swiss cheese

    swiss cheese Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2002 Messages: 1,262 Likes Received: 0
    ive seen all the others previous, but that last set is new to me and I like it very MUCH. I wish I could see the rich texture that is obviously lacking in these images.