Thursday, August 04, 2011

Over at abstract critical, Luke Elwes' critical review 'A Wrong Turn? : Cecily Brown at Gagosian' pinpoints what really isn't working in Brown's new paintings.

(image source)

"The paint needs either to describe something or else assume a life of its own. As it is, they amount to abstraction as the absence of figuration, a lazy solution delivered to deadening effect." (read more)

Oh and I just want to point out the obvious following comparison (would you say a more relevant painter, particularly today?):

(Helen Frankenthaler; image source)

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