Comments on: Colour/Boundary review http://abstractcritical.com/article/colourboundary-review/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Chris Joe Beard http://abstractcritical.com/article/colourboundary-review/#comment-402653 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 13:26:36 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7878#comment-402653 Two paintings here have drawn me back again for repeated looking.Dave Sweet`s “Any Angled Light2″ and Caroline de Lannoy`s “Re-echo Red”. Dave`s picture gives a sense of ease and equilibrium I find quite surprising, knowing his intense line of enquiry into painting methodology.

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By: jenny meehan http://abstractcritical.com/article/colourboundary-review/#comment-401159 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:22:52 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7878#comment-401159 Clyde Hopkins’ work stands out most prominently from the five…

It most certainly does. I am glad to have an introduction to this work here. Another wonderful painter to explore!

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By: Tracy Roberts http://abstractcritical.com/article/colourboundary-review/#comment-393665 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:39:54 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7878#comment-393665 Well ! Alan , aesthetic dicision abounds in these works , substrate , interigation of texture and surface , light through colour saturation / intensity ( Hofmannesque ) push and pull , rhythm , balance , passive and possitive line , highly develpoed personal facture , I could go on .

These paintings certainly are not like sculpture , they are magnificant objects , portable objects in there own right with their own internal space .
Failure is a possibility , weak abstract art is truly bad , greatness is evident .

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/colourboundary-review/#comment-392993 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:03:32 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7878#comment-392993 Well, I have to disagree with you about something, don’t I, so I’m bound to say that it certainly doesn’t make these paintings into sculpture of any kind whatsoever.

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By: Alan Pocaro http://abstractcritical.com/article/colourboundary-review/#comment-392556 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:22:36 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7878#comment-392556 Robin, I think this is an area we might find some common ground. Remember when I castigated abstract painting for being the standard bearer style in the home-decor section of you’re local Ikea? This is precisely the kind of work I had in mind.

Aside from Clyde Hopkins’ paintings, there seems to be no aesthetic decision-making of any gravity occurring in the creation of these works. This kind of abstract painting is in reality just a type of surface-decoration. Being work that you look “at” rather than “in”, makes it a kind of sculpture.

These works can never rise to the level of greatness because there is no plausible way that they could have ever looked truly bad. In the works by Hall, Sweet, and de Lannoy in particular, not only is failure not an option, I can’t see how it could even be a remote possibility.

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/colourboundary-review/#comment-392433 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:51:12 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7878#comment-392433 Hey! Anyone want to talk about this work? Makes Frankenthaler look real good.

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