亚洲杯:PeterLindeBusk

发布日期:2020-05-21   作者:亚洲杯外围   已浏览: 99次

IstillrememberexactlywhereIwassittingonthefloorinthestudiowhenIpaintedthispainting.ThecharacterlooksabitlikeamessedupMumitrollandacharacterfromDeadwood.ThelastmakessensesinceIwaswatchingthatshowobsessivelyatthattime.MaybethereisabitofthedrunkenCalamityJaneinthere.OrTrixie.It’soneofthefewportraitsIhavedoneofafemalecharacter.Sheappearsquitesad,butwhywouldn’tshebeThetitleisfromthesongBigLouisebyScottWalker.Iwaslisteningtohimquitealotaroundthattime.ItwasquiteadifficultpaintingtomakeandIremembergoingthroughonedisappointmentafteranotherwhilstmakingit.Iwasquiteembarrassedbyit,couldseeitonlyasatestimonyofallmyfailedattemptsandlackingskills,butthenIrealisedthatmightbeagoodthingandinfactthestrengthofthepainting.IthinkitwasHitchcockwhosaidthatworkisneverfinished,it’sjustabandoned.That’strueIthink.

ThistitleIstolefromTheWire.Twocharactersaretalkingaboutanout-of-scenecharacterandhisfatherwhomtheybothknow.Thefather,nowincarcerated,wasarealstreetwisebadassandthesonnowdesperatelytriestobecomelikehim,eventhoughit’sobvioustoeveryone(excepthismum)thatheisn’tandwillneverbe.TryingtobecomesomethingorsomeoneyouarenotbecauseofoutsideexpectationsoryourowndesiremustbeoneofthemostpainfulexperiencesmostpeoplehavefeltIthink.Thecharacterinthepaintingisalsoplacedinakindofpictoriallimbo;healmostdisappearsintothechaosofthesurroundings.Ormaybeheisdislocatinghimselffromit.Ilikethescarcityofthepainterlytechniques:theblackgesso,thedrawingincadmiumred,andtheyellowcrayons.Thetitlejustmadesenseinstinctively,soIhaven’treallythoughtaboutitbefore.Maybethepainting,liketheson,pretendstobesomethingitisn’tormaybeithasrealiseditsownstrengthsandabilitiesandfounditsownplace.

亚洲杯外围MygirlfriendsawthishomelessmanonthesubwayinBerlin.Shedescribedhimandshowedmehowhewasstandingisolatedonhisowninthisveryself-deprecatingway.ItmovedmequiteabitandIusedtheposturemygirlfriendhaddescribedasthemotifforthepainting.WhenIseehomelesspeopleinthestreetsIalwayswonderwhattheydidandwhotheywerebeforetheybecamehomeless.Allthepatternsandscribblewasawaytoshowthechaos,Iimagined,inhismindandthecacophonyofthenoiseandimpressionssurroundinghim.ThetitleisofcourseBowie.Thelyricshavealwayscaptivatedme.Also,somehow,thecharacterendedupunintentionallytolookabitlikeSlash.Heprobablydidn’tendupashomeless.Orarockandrollsuicide.Havetocheckthough,butno,probablynot.

IpaintedthebackgroundforthispaintinginaverylongsessiononenightandthenleftitsulkinginthecornerofmystudiountilIdidtheblackdrawingontop.Thefigurelooksabitlikeafallingangel,oradandy.IwasprobablythinkingaboutanetchingIhaddoneandmaybePeterDoig’sincrediblepaintingManDressedAsBat.ThetitleisaquotefromVerlaine.HewroteapoemabouttheriseandfallofRimbaud,abouthowhisgeniusandambitionledtoarroganceandstubbornnessandintheendtohisdecline.ThiswasthefirsttimeIusedanewgessowhichisverymatt,coarseandabsorbentandIliketheoccasionalwatercolour-likeeffectwhichoccurs.Aswithallmyotherpaintingstheareasurroundingthecharacterisveryimportant.It’snotsomuchaspaceasanatmosphere,amoodIwanttoachievewherethecharacterbelongs,emergesfrom,orissubduedin.Theemotionallychargedspaceisoftenquitechaotic,dark,visuallychallengingandmaybeevenpictoriallydysfunctionalbutit’stheirsandtheyinhabitit.

ForsomereasonthispaintingremindsmeofTheNotebooksofMalteLauridsBriggebyRilke.IreadthisbookwhileIwaslivinginParisforamonthdoingallthebohemianthingsayoungartistdoesinParis.IrememberedMaltedescribingamanheencountersinthestreetonhiswalksaroundthecity.Thismanhasthemostviolenttics;hiswholebodyjumpsandhisposturebecomesdistortedbytheonslaughtoftheseuncontrollablecramps.Butstillhetriestokeepuphisappearance.Thedistortedfigure,asawayofexpressingorsignifyingdysfunctionalinnerworkings,isakeyfeatureinmywork.ItalsoremindsmeofEgonSchiele(I’mnotsurethat’sagoodthingthough)andaphotographIoncesawbyJosefKoudelkaofagypsyplayingtheviolin(whichIdothinkisagoodthing).Thecharacterinthepaintingalsoappearstoplaytheviolin,onlyhedoesn’thaveone.

IwenttoDahab,Egyptwithmygirlfriendtoscubadive.TheBlueHoleisoneofthemostbeautifulanddangerousdivingsitesintheworld;ifyoudescendtooquicklyyoucangetNitrogenNarcosis,or‘themartinieffect’,adisorientationsimilartodrinking1martinievery10metres.Thecollagecametogetherquitequickly.Everythingwasreadyliketheingredientsforastirfry.Istuckdownthefirstbatchofpaperandcanvasandrolledyellowprintinginkontoallthesquares,leavingthehorizontalbandsinthebottomwhite.ThenIstuckdownsomemoresquaresandinkedtheseupinblack.IntheendIaddedtheverticalbandsaroundthesidesofthetop.Iwantedtocreateakindofeeriedescent.Ididn’tstrugglewiththisone,whichalwaysmakesmesuspicious.ThetitleistakenfromtheCarolKingsongofthesamename.IonlyknowitinMarkEitzel’sinterpretation,butwhywouldyouneedanotherThebittersweetparadoxjustmatchedthecollage.

亚洲杯外围IsawanexhibitionattheBritishMuseumaboutmanuscriptillustrationsfromPersiaaroundthetimeIdidthispaintingandIthinkitshows;Ican’trememberwhichone,Ihaveseenafewovertheyears.ThefirstonewaswhenIdidmydegreeandateacherurgedmetogoandseetheshowattheV&AMuseumabouttheBookofHamza,whichwasverygood.Thepaintingalsorevealsmyinterestinmedievaliconpainting.Thetitlesuggestsakindofposing.Clothes(andcostumesandarmouretc.)expressidentity,socialbelonging,culturalrelationshipsandfinancialstatusandIhavealwaysbeenmoreinterestedintheseculturalsignifiersthanskin.Helooksabitpuzzledthough,ourdivineimpostor.Ilikehowthecharacteralmostdisappearsinthebottom–andthelegs.