paint this

July 22, 2008

John Currin: who knows the title?
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This is from John Currin, who’s re-wroking the techniques of the Old Masters. Another guy who’s work I’d like to see in person.


4 responses to “paint this”

  1. peptide says:

    I find his work intersting and also repulsive on some level. It’s well rendered (I’ve seen a few pieces in person), but somehow dead looking. And there’s something… leering about the way he presents his subjects. I could be reading into it, because my first experience was with someone who absolutely hated his work – she found it exploitative and dead-eyed. here’s an example of a piece that my friend hated.

  2. peptide says:

    looks like the title is ‘the pink tree’

  3. proteanme says:

    i’m not a fan of every piece of his and i can’t even articulate why i like his work. but i wanna try. first off i think he’s got great painting chops. also i think his work illustrates the self-conscious construction of sexuality and gender.

  4. proteanme says:

    also he pokes at our culture.

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