Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Texture in Paint!!!! We love it....

Marion Taylor, Study for idiom series
III 51 × 51 cm Oil and graphite on canvas

Anselm Kiefer, "Voyage au bout de la nuit"

vue de tableaux en préparation pour la maison Atelier d'Anselm Kiefer à Barjac, Monumenta 2007.© Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. Photo Marc Domage.

Something that really gets me going is texture and materials. Layers and layers of it. Scratching through it, breaking it up, and reapplying it, rubbing away and repairing, pasting together and ripping apart. The materials become the voice... the direction, the next step. Loose and relaxed, freedom to move around, and not being afraid to 'make a mistake' or 'go too far'. Personally.
Above are examples of 2 artists who explore materials in a very tactile way.
Anselm Kiefer is a genius. Well I think so. There are heaps of documentaries and footage here, if you'd like to know more about Anselm Kiefer, I highly reccomend it...(Watch him draw)


Lesley Bricknell said...

Thanks for the Marion Taylor posting - an artist living in the West Country, UK and accessible (for me) to see more of her work. I've never got on with painting myself but I love Anselm Keifer and her work looks interesting, graphite and so. I've no idea of scale have you?

Kat G said...

Anselm Keifer's work is ussually very large... His Lead Book series was also VERY heavy!! :) Marion Taylor- Some are quite small, around 13x18cm and seem to go up to around 122x92cm and inbetween. Great she is nearby for you. Love your blog by the way, Ive linked you over on the right >