Owen Pidcock@culturalandorcreative Gallery171 Mare StreetE8
I'm puzzled by the statement next to the paintings on the gallery website. It refers to patterns and fractals, neither of which do I see in these two paintings.Maybe if the artist let go of that central circular form, the fractal idea might begin to apply. I would find that more interesting than the sun peeking through the clouds sort of...
OOPS!Didn't mean to be anonymous in that last post of 10:22 am.
agreed about the disjunction between rhetoric and work. If we look at the work there is centrality, an anchor if you will, geometry and all that implies, differing color-approaches,differing markmaking approaches, partial obscurity (held in check?). There is lots for this painting to be about that is manifestly visible without the overlay.
”We crawl on our knees toward our doom!”
I would suspect the rhetoric provided on the website refers mainly to the sculptures Mr Pidcock shows in the exhibition. I visited the space this week and it is above a cafe for heavens sake! A greasy spoon if you will. Has the art world gone barking...or should I say baking. The aroma of fried food was quite over whelming in the space and one had to nip back down stairs for a bacon sandwich.The paintings reminded me of that quote: " I paint like a barbarian because we live in savage times".These paintings are savage and I would suspect Mr Pidcock is sculptor/painter rather than painter/sculptor, his handling of paint is brutal with references to the notion of "l'inchiesta per l'apparenza"
@Prof. Chaviuer, I appreciate a lot your opinions, seem to me very soft and objective. CheersSylvia
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