His near stammering. With disconcerting promptness one word hid behind another. -- Maurice Blanchot, Le Dernier Homme Contact me: red3ad (at) yahoo (dot) com



from an interview with Cy Twombly:
I work in waves, because I'm impatient. Because of a certain physicality, of lack of breath from standing. It has to be done and I do take liberties I wouldn't have taken before....

on The Bacchus paintings:
These were all done in a couple of months. It was just very ­physical; it's a process. I tried to do one since then, but it didn't work. It was the sensation of the moment; you can't warm it over, unless you want mannerism. When it does come, it's natural. I don't force it.

I'm not a professional painter, since I don't go to the studio and work nine to five like a lot of artists. When something hits me, or I see a painting, or when I see something in nature, it gives me a thing and I go for it. But I don't care if I don't go for three or four months. You know, when it comes it comes.

above: Untitled VII from Bacchus Series


a constellation, not a system 

The “true” -- if I may use what I am generally told is an outdated, if not outright suspect word -- seems to reside in the margins. In matters of presentation, style, etc. -- distrust of all showiness.

The work, unfathomable before its encounter, recedes once the book is closed. The “work” then, in terms of my recollection or commentary, is that of remnants.


“The really real thing that I have absolute faith in is the stars” says Moonsook, a character in Hong Sangsoo’s Woman on the Beach. When we look at the stars, we may notice very faint ones out of the corner of our eye; if we turn our gaze upon them, they disappear from view. The trick is holding them in the periphery.
And then there's the relativism of direct sight -- look at the blank space between two familiar stars through a pair of binoculars and the blackness opens up into a field of more and more stars. And nothing destroys our perception of a constellation more readily than a clear, moonless night in the country. Based on a few clear points, what we think of as a constellation is really more of a suggestion; something like a gesture, open to interpretation.


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