What I'm working on

Snapshots of work in progress. These paintings, photographed in my tiny attic work room, are oil on canvas, 30″ x 40.”

Here’s what I told the University of Connecticut senior painting majors last night during a CAA-style presentation (notes, images, podium, and so forth) that covered painting, writing, blogging, and other ongoing activities.

“…I prefer to embrace shortcomings and imperfections, frame more questions than answers, and tease out broad ideas, all of which help me  maintain a kind of constructive confusion throughout the process….”

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  1. Nozkowski, yes, a completely underrated but first rate painter, perhaps the best of his generation and former art director of Mad Magazine was my first thought as far as parental unit. Alfred Jensen and Brice Marden were my 2nd, but in my minority opinion (and it is just that, no one else will agree) neither of the latter two painters can hold a candle to Thomas Nozkowski, if one doesn't use money as the yardstick of quality, which it absolutely is not. These are aesthetic objects, not commodities. Now how the genetics of that scenario play out I have no idea, it will probably be possible with stem cell research soon.
    With all that said, I enjoy the paintings and I usually don't; that is all meant as a compliment to the painter.

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