Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Collector's Item; or, Zero (1990)

Pang-Kolektor; o, Zero [Collector's Item; or, Zero].
1990. oil on canvas

Featuring nothing but my 1990s signature in impastoed, measured brushstrokes over thin pink layers on canvas, is this a tongue-in-cheek take on painting's being more a fare for collectors as against art lovers? Or does this become a pro-painting act itself, a measured salute clarifying the thin line between art-loving and art-collecting/-investing? But, again, with measured brushstrokes eluding the real signature, and in an impastoed mode, does this finally achieve nothing more than a contemplation on the arrogance of that more mental kind of self-portrait, the signing of one's name?

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