Saturday, 7 April 2018

Caterina Silva / Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin
Ink on paper
29,8 x 23,8 cm
© 2012 Estate of Agnes Martin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

What happens to the Thing when someone says it?
Does it live? Does it die?
How to create an open form able to go beyond the limit of language in describing reality?
Is it possible to create a language that the system is unable to co-opt?
Is silence a better option?

The perspective I look through is Powerlessness.
Powerlessness is not weakness. Rather it is a strict discipline in accepting paradoxes.
A daily rephrased utopia.
An exercise of non-power.

Caterina Silva, 2012-2017

Caterina Silva (IT)
acrylic, oil, spray-paint and pencil on canvas
200 x 140 cm
private collection Rome
photo courtesy by Andrea Veneri

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Richard Cook / Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson
Falls of Niagara
oil on canvas
154 x 185 cm

I have chosen as my companion painting a work by Richard Wilson -one of his last works. The emotional and poetic nature of his work  has always been a beacon for me.... 

Richard Cook, 25th Oct 2017

Richard Cook (UK)
Darling Green
oil on canvas
185 x 200 cm

Sunday, 11 March 2018

4. Exhibition 139 x Nothing But Good

For the second time PARK-Platform for Visual Arts in Tilburg NL organised an exhibition based on this blog, this time entitled 139 x Nothing But Good. Reinoud van Vught and René Korten are co-curators for this artist-run exhibition space and organized the show.

All the artists of this blog were invited to participate with a work on paper of approximately A4 size. Often they are specially made for this exhibition. In addition, the blog contribution of all exhibiting artists with the chosen inspiring predecessor is also shown. The exhibition opened on January 27 and ran until March 11, 2018.

We are proud of the result, many thanks to all the artists who participated!