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Handful of Abstractinators [image heavy]

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Guest Pilau Hands

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.


Brice Marden






David Reed


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.






The Contemplations of Padro Pio, 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.






La Selva Oscura: Pontiff, 1996

mixed media on canvas and wood with

leopard head, pelts and lights

90 x 106 x 7 in






As Rigoletto: Parts, 1991

mixed media on rubber, wood,

and fur mounted on wood

70 x 107 in.






As Turridu: Dark Diver, 1991

mixed media on rubber and wood with birch

sticks, boat cable, turnbuckles, and screweyes

72 x 110 x 4 in.






La Mensa Abicus, 1993

mixed media on canvas and wood with antlers and light bulb

78 x 93 x 2 1/2 in.






Detail of the above.






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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.

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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.

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Ralph Steadman is one of my favorite artists. Thanks for posting those. I enjoyed all the other art posted too.:cool:

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