3 thoughts on... world of interiors

  1. Jazz

    thoughts about ‘world of interiors’…

    world of interiors, a magazine i subscribe to, months of them stacked up neatly in a corner, inside the seductive visual delights of comfortable living, living for design, designed for living, a world of interiors as a room for memories, patterns and colours, making new arrangements, out of mismatched things, small fragments, torn apart, stuck back together, in many layers, like old wallpaper, patching over, or revealing, the cracks in the walls – sometimes they call it rough luxe…

  2. Jazz

    just watched ‘The Rules of Abstraction with Matthew Collings’

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04gv5kl/the-rules-of-abstraction-with-matthew-collings

    …ambiguity, contradiction, reinterpretation, metaphor, organised, simplified, condensed, feeling, essential, acceptance, limitations, movement, space, engaged, active, to take part (or take apart), figure, surface and ground, things, their uses…

    at one point he said that abstract was more “real”, not playing to an illusion… as if the painting insists on and consists of its own set of realities…

    Albert (Bert) Irvin said “brushmarks [act] as verbs”, Tess Jaray said “everything is surface”.

    Matthew Collings ends with: ART PROCESSES CONTRADICTIONS

    in a complementary documentary to the Abstract Art on BBC Four series of programmes, ‘Abstract Artists in Their Own Words’, i liked the notion that the paintings are “what you see when your eyes are closed” (Gillian Ayres).

  3. Jazz

    black columbian coffee [forgot to buy milk again]…

    but why am i writing here, below the waterline..? underneath, half-hiding my words…

    in the absence of “studio mates”, and the local artists are often too busy to talk art, it seems worthwhile to casually reflect on the things i am doing without being too prescriptive about intentions or outcomes. artists do like to talk (have a look at twitter!!) but maybe not so much about their own work…

    i like the notion of ‘world of interiors’ as symbolic of a personal conflict, between the things [i think] i most desire and the things i discard (or have to disregard), between elements of design and necessity, simple elements made elegant, refined, resolved, in essence remaking or rebuilding something, things can be mended and amended. certainly, this “sticky situation” was in my thoughts when i was creating it…

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