So What 24" x 24", pigment and resin
I try to keep my commentary to a minimum(if you hadn't noticed) but with Tennessee artist John Tallman's work I just have to say-I like it. I like the reductive quality, the lushness,the thingness and his sense of humor. The pieces always remind me of something......that I just can't put a name on. But this piece above reminds me of the candy-Dots. Also, if you are not familiar with his blog Color Chunks, check it out.
picture 6: acrylic on plaster, 7"x3.5", 2008.
My art now seems to be in one of those transitions. Maybe that is actually always the case and now I’m just more aware of it. A very good friend of mine(a painter) said in his statement he wanted to de-mystify painting. I thought about that and I decided I wanted to do was to re-mystify painting. There are certain dualities that painting can examine excellently because of its limited format. “The picture” can frame particular contradictions in a way that no other medium can.
Arcadian Landscape: acrylic on wood, 4"x7", 2009.
Top Ten Current and Past Influences(in no particular order):
Robert Ryman(for method).
Eva Hesse(for making).
Richard Tuttle(for romance).
Thomas Demand(for (dis)placement).
Gunther Forg(for economy).
Philip Guston(for drawing).
Marcel Duchamp(for humor).
Bill DeKooning(for lusciousness).
Blinky Palermo(for engagement).
Herman Melville(for the whiteness).
Chzfb pigment and resin, 24"x24", 2009