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Whipping the dead horse of painting
like chefs at the Ritz Carlton whipping the dead horse of cuisine.

"every perceptual experience is accompanied by emotional coloration—an evaluation of subtle shades of good or bad, painful or pleasurable, a spectrum of cognitive and emotional memories, providing an instant valuation… art is not mere ‘cheesecake’ for the mind. It is instead a cultural adaptation of great significance" Michelle Marder Kamhi.

These paintings emerge from Youtube "how to paint" videos. Grounding the subject in populist media aligns this work with Komar and Melamid's "Most Wanted" painting series but here I'm skipping the surveys, going to the heart of popular culture, and trashing current expectations of painting.

That's why painting cannot "die" anymore than literature. There are things we can say with images that do not translate into words, yet give words added meaning.


 
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