Friday, 8 July 2011

Provisional Painting

Raoul De Keyser: Untitled, 2006, oil on canvas, 351⁄2 by 493⁄8 inches.

'Provisional painting is not about making last paintings, nor is it about the deconstruction of painting. It’s the finished product disguised as a preliminary stage, or a body double standing in for a star/masterpiece whose value would put a stop to artistic risk. To put it another way: provisional painting is major painting masquerading as minor painting.'.

'Restless painters tend to work in several different manners at once or embark on new approaches in serial order.'

I came across this article sometime ago and thought some of you might be interested,