Tag Archives: dystopian

art, it’s a snap : maggi hambling & may cornet

more snaps from the Snap 2012 exhibition (Art at Aldeburgh Festival) at Snape Maltings…
in one of the disused malt buildings, an interesting ‘conflation’ of traditional painting and sound installation by the suffolk-based artist Maggi Hambling…

you are the sea, maggi hambling 2012
this building is ‘presented’ in a state of elegant abandonment, not unlike a dystopian film [...]

A painter’s progress

Fog and fug, grit brown, deep striations, a blush of pink rises through a glaze of smoke… a burnt orange melts into a caustic violet ash…

bubbling umbers, of oil and residue, the cool breeze of cerulean blue… then, a mechanical yellow, breathing blisters from a greenish bronze…

Mere descriptions, slowly unfold a hidden narrative, [...]

apocalypse, now and again

Every now and again I really look forward to seeing monumental new works by major artists. Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s newest creation in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern in London is a scene of disaster… it seems mismatched, ill-conceived, too referential, derivative, a bargain basement of installation art… She has said in an interview that [...]