Friday, April 4, 2008

"Lowbrow, No-Brow, Pop Surrealism" -- Our Kind Of Thing

From Brooklyn Dispatches, by James Kalm:
“You know, I’m completely ignorant of that artist’s work. I try not to pay any attention to art history.” I heard these words from a slight, young European artist, a lock of hair strategically hanging across his left eye, just frazzled enough to be chic. I wanted to smack him upside the head; thought better, maybe just a headlock and some nuggies. It wasn’t like I was talking to him about some cult figure from Albania or Bushwick. I was referring to Robert Rauschenberg, the Robert Rauschenberg. I’d bumped into this kid after closing time on a Sunday afternoon in the “Killing Room” at a Williamsburg gallery.

Where the following video can be found...
James Kalm ventures out east to visit an exhibition which melds the influences of Graffiti, Surrealism, science-fiction illustration and cartoon art titled "Pop Subversion". Curated by Andrew Ford, this exhibition inhabits an undefined realm that many young artists currently find themselves in, between the street and the gallery, the comic book and the hallucinatory dream. Features an extended interview with Andrew Ford.

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Anonymous Your Friend Crystal said...

lol! i love artists who attempt to not let themselves be influenced by art history, as if they can hide under a rock from this thing called CULTURE that is EVERYWHERE. so silly!!!!

September 27, 2009 11:19 PM  

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