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Orphaned

  Talking is highly overrated; at times, even unnatural. Many people fill the space they are frightened by with their own words. Interjecting themselves into places in which they do not belong. Other sentients go about their days in relative quietude. There are moments of exchange – even chatter for some, but we as human, […]

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Where the work rests

To be precise in process. One painting a week would be 52 pieces a year. Brilliant, Gómez Peña said in one of his talks (i paraphrase here) that the role of the artist is to explore the darkest corners of human existence. Robert Longo (paraphrasing here as well) said that the artist’s work is about […]

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substance and Arne Glimcher

Arne Glimcher is sharp when interviewed twice by Charlie Rose (here and here), the first interview starting at about 17 minutes in-the second, shorter and focused only on the gallerist. In a stunning moment Glimcher responds to Rose when he remarks on the cost of artwork in today’s market. The gallerist’s response is one-pointed and […]

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New Work

It is about that time. A new statement about the work. I don’t know exactly what it will look like. So i start here. Parts of this will make its way to my website where i write about my philosophy and process. -Less this time – there is less to say. Interested in simplifying further. […]

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A Contemplative Studio Practice (V)

An absolute economy of materiality

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For the Thought: “All I ever wanted to do was paint”/ “All I want to do is paint”

To follow your heart takes particular stillness. And it takes confidence and some fear as well. It takes willingness to be alone in your decisions. This is because to follow your heart is to be genuine. Many are not willing to be truly genuine, as a result they spend unnecessary time pondering you. The energy […]

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