Post by rsingletary on Oct 14, 2010 16:10:53 GMT -8
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WOW !! Thanks for posting this great work by GREG craola Simkins. How recent is this piece ? What's the size ? I assume it's a painting...but is he going to produce a limited signed/numbered edition ?
PERSONAL NOTE: This is a day of celebration for me. A dealer up north SOLD another artwork of mine......so, Monday October 18, 2010 .....I'll receive $ 1,010. ( special delivery ) for my part. Selling during this recession is difficult at best.....so, I'm very appreciative. __________________________________________________ Signed: Robert Singletary__Friday October 15, 2010__1:10 A.M. (eastern standard time) USA
Damn, I swear his technique gets significantly better every single show.
I feel his work has just gotten more and more cluttered too. There's something to be said for negative space in a painting. You don't have to cram every last little idea you have in a piece so as to create a sensory overload situation. It seems it's just me. But some of those pieces from the It Wanders series, with the white goo and the more minimalistic compositions, are still my favorite works..and that was back in 2008. In terms of technique, those works are executed just as proficiently as these too.
This piece, Never Alone, which initially I was taken aback by due to the monochromatic palette, is one of his finest works IMO, in part because it's so less loud and in your face than most of his work. Has grown on me immensely overtime.
I suppose its a perspective thing lowpro. Greg is definetally filling the space in the larger pieces from this show, but the smaller size works from the preview still make good use of negative space. I actually love it when he uses all the space available on the canvas, and to me it very much complements his style and imigary. Thats just my taste.
I find it really hard to talk about technique, because i dont have any art training and do not have a good grasp of the correct language to use when trying to express my point. However from a visual perspective whilst Gregs work from 2008 were still amazing, the work now seems to be much smoother and more refined. When I look at some of the 'Knight' characters in the older works to the ones now, they seem significantly more detailed and rendered in his recent pieces.
Thats just my view puerly from how my eyes and brain react to the images. Im far from an expert