domingo, 27 de maio de 2012
sexta-feira, 25 de maio de 2012
Paul Bakker is a dutch-australian painter living in Cairns. Here are some of his lattest works. Previously ´he complained that his criativity had left him, gonne for some hollidays, but now it seems it has returnned envigorated. Enjoy and go to his blog: http://paulbakker.id.au/
quarta-feira, 16 de maio de 2012
I spent the last weekend in Queenburgh (the locals call it Coimbra), a university town where I lived for some years in the late seventies, early eighties. I hadn´t been there for some years. Some photos:
segunda-feira, 14 de maio de 2012
This is the step-by-step of my recent painting. The final painting has some little details, but I haven´t photographed it yet... There´s no denning I painted this, because my fingerprints are all over. I once thought of a more sofisticated process for identifying my paintings in the future (if that problem ever arises), and it consists of adding to the oils small bits of my hair, cut thin with scisors. You would just have to take a sample, use the adequate DNA technics to find out if it matches my DNA fingerprint.
quinta-feira, 10 de maio de 2012
This is an excelent book about the cultural changes in the XXth century, from Marinetti and Dada to punk and reality tv. I was glad to read here an idea that had occured to me back in 2001: that the vulgarity and medeocrity of reality tv is a direct consequence of the avantgarde movements, the claims of everybody being an artist and everyday objects and actions being manifestations of art... Now highbrow art critics should not complain, they should even rejoyce, because, for the first time in the histoty of western art, programs like Candid Camera, Big Brother or The Jerry Springer Show, managed to reconcile avantgarde and the taste of the masses. This book is very well writen and it reminded me of Roberto Bolaño´s "Los detectives selvages", the speedy cinematic quest for some cultural Graal by young restless souls...