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Friday, December 6, 2013

Waitin' for the Weekend


Davis said...

This works for me.

Tim said...

It gives me so much pleasure to review this work. Like all contemporary art forms, it may be taken by the onlooker in one of two ways.

On the one hand this piece combines multi-faceted approaches to create a mass appeal that is surely breathtaking in it’s audacity! The use of coloured imagery, interspersed with greyscale rather than mere black and white, lends the piece a truly neo-classical form for the masculine figure, set in a traditional, yet somehow innovative, context. By using video as the primary media, the artist manages to create a fluid presentation that is surely enhanced by the use of an urban soundtrack, that, dare I say it, positively reeks of a tribal ethnicity and which lifts the piece into a truly global work. The quasi-contrapuntal tone, almost picaresque in its subtle simplicity forms a Dada’esque like flow of stimulation that, if I may slip into vernacular humour, is the Dada of them all! The installation’s appearance here, in a provincial American blog, surely cries out against the political and moral impasse of our time, but despite this cloistered, nay, closeted debut, the real triumph of the work is in its use of social media to find it’s voice in our modern wilderness. The strong, broad arms of the macro-net will carry all of us along with this piece to a truly worldwide reception. Bravo, bravo!

On the other hand, Fuck me, Woof!

Russ Manley said...

Tim, after all that fulsome praise - well, for once, I'm speechless with gratitude.

(The lads aren't 'arf bad lookin' are they?)

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