21 July 2007

self portrait

Arches CP 300gsm, 12" x 9". painted in 1 hour.

i have thought of doing a show entitled "me, me, me" that is just 100 self portraits. but it doesn't seem like an investment opportunity.

i have been thinking more about drawing and how it works into a painting, assuming the two are different media or different techniques.

my ideal style, if i could describe it, would be a painting that seems to be dissolving into a drawing, or a drawing that is becoming a painting. photorealism annoys me a little, it is one step away from the kitsch of trompe d'oeil and it reduces painting to the photographic gamut or puns on it.

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