Ron Morosan a good friend and artist has just recently written a post on Arteidolia.com. It was fashioned on an interview. He focuses on the fifties through seventies. I was active in those years. There have been many articles lately on that period of art that was overshadowed by OP,POP, Minimal, Colour field and other groups that arrived on the scene. It was not that these groups where not good artists it’s just that figurative expression somehow became ignored. Now galleries and collectors are going back and looking at some very fine art that was ignored.
As a painter I have always thought in terms of space and time. Though space does not exist in painting it is always a thought. Time certainly does not exist in painting unless one goes by the date it was painted. Einstein and Hawking’s feel that time and space are connected. I don’t think that can be so as space can be defined and time cannot be defined. I’m not a physicist and could be wrong about this. On the other hand as an artist space and time are constant thoughts while painting.
Another thing I think of constantly as an artist is the forth dimension. I feel it exists but only can be experienced through constantly being in search of the truth. In art one cannot fake the truth. It is through constant searching one can come upon the fourth dimension. It is often , ( but not always ) while painting a breakthrough can happen . It is as if one breaks through a barrier into another dimension creating something very special, commonly known as a masterpiece. This does not diminish other works as they are all steps to achieving the breakthrough. It is not an easily state of mind to arrive at and not achieved that often. Hence the masterpiece.
What a nightmare Trump is. He scares the daylights outta me. I not only get the feeling he is mad but somehow know he is. I lived through a horrible experience, “The Blitz” of ww 2. and it was no fun believe me. Trump avoided the draft, I only wish he had experienced Viet Nam. He may have had a different approach to war. This painting gives you an idea of how the thought of war makes me feel. I have two children and two grand children at the age I was when WW2 started. Why should they be subjected to the same as their Grand Dad was.