ART and WORDS BY BARROW BOYS AND GIRLS
I am not Kek-w
Rob - you've no idea how much that comment means to me - Matta is, like, my favourite artist ever....But I always drew/painted this sort of stuff, ever since my teens (tho only started playing with oils last year) - then when I first stumbled on a plate of one of his paintings years ago in a book back in the pre-internet era, it was like finding my real biological father, if you know what I mean. I actually stumbled on an exhibition of his stuff in Barcelona about 9 years ago - it was the first time I'd ever seen his stuff in the flesh, so to speak...they had his really early Surrealist stuff (which was lovely - I was only familiar with his mid-period 'cosmic' stuff - books on Matta are hard to come by in Yeovil lol) and his latest stuff which was like insane intergalactic graffitti art - he was still alive when I saw the exhibition and still painting (in his 90s I think?)...fabulous, fabulous stuff....Basically, I just smear paint on and whatever happens, happens...this one was done over the week-end - 10 minutes here, 15 minutes there while my children squabbled and fought and played around me...everything I do is done in random odd moments snatched from the domestic chaos that erupts around me. I wouldn't have it any other way.
always so interesting to learn about the work that it's submitted here...KeK-w in your comment i found the exact definition of what i felt looking at your work...intergalactic graffitti artyess, beautiful!
i really like this sort of art and am very much into random chaos theories. isn't that what hob nobs like camus and sartre were on about?
Kek, as i understand it, Matta was still tripping on shrooms and going on vision quests in the desert in his late eighties, anywaywhatta man!previously the unacknowledged bridge between the surrealists and the NY School, just now getting his dueand yeah, my favourite painter ever, too(i get the feeling that if i lived in Yeovil, id be the third member of Ice Bird Spiral LOL!!!)
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