Good news: “Some of this work is quite good”

“Right now the ‘consensus’ is that serious art involves raw canvas, a
smattering of paint, possibly an exposed stretcher bar, and a ‘who the
fuck cares if it looks done’ attitude – some of this work is quite good,
by the way. The ‘context’ that this work is presented in is the hippest
galleries and art fairs in the world. And collectors who do more
listening than looking are lapping it up in large amounts and at absurd
prices.” Via Steven Zevitas in The Huffington Post.

“Categories are only generalizations; what is important are the specifics of the artwork and the relationships in question.” Via Brian Dupont in a new essay responding to the ongoing debate about Provisional/Casualist painting.

Related posts:
The Casualist tendency
Quick Study: Enough already, what’s next?

Image courtesy of Utrecht’s Art Supply.


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