Comments on: Disciplined and Polished or Burn, Burri, Burn! http://abstractcritical.com/article/disciplined-and-polished-or-burn-burri-burn/ 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: Sam Bell http://abstractcritical.com/article/disciplined-and-polished-or-burn-burri-burn/#comment-147607 Sat, 27 Apr 2013 19:58:51 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=3065#comment-147607 I’ve seen the ‘Indiscipline’ show, and was glad that it was offered. Abstraction has been taking a critical bashing for too long (and Gabriel Josipovici’s important recent analysis of Modernism hasn’t helped the ’cause’ of abstraction). However, too much emphasis was put in the exhibition on work as design, on patterning, and there was too much constraint in evidence. I’d agree that Burri exploritory approach to creation would have added a lot to the show.

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By: Nick Moore http://abstractcritical.com/article/disciplined-and-polished-or-burn-burri-burn/#comment-9043 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 09:16:42 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=3065#comment-9043 A thought provoking article, but I think it is impossible to compare the two shows (having seen them both); you might as well compare a dull coloured piece of flat plastic with a rose. The difference is that you can take a deep long look into a Burri painting and still come back for more. None of the work in ‘Indiscipline’ stopped me in my tracks. One look was enough. There is a human vulnerability in the material density of Burri’s work and this, combined with his use of colour, is visceral. A rich experience that will stay with me and inspire me for some time. Congratulations Estoric.

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By: Tania http://abstractcritical.com/article/disciplined-and-polished-or-burn-burri-burn/#comment-8186 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 16:33:02 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=3065#comment-8186 John Bunker – thank you for this review comparing and contrasting these two exhibitions. Having made it now to both the Burri was indeed thought-provoking, particularly at this moment in time though in its defence ‘Indiscipline’ gave us here in the Midlands a great opportunity to access a wide selection of international post war abstract painting (introducing me to Moira Dryer, B.M.T.P and Jeremy Moon for example). Great, too, to be able to sit down at the end on a piece from the show, so cheers Mary Heilmann!

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By: Ann Knickerbocker http://abstractcritical.com/article/disciplined-and-polished-or-burn-burri-burn/#comment-8091 Fri, 09 Mar 2012 00:52:02 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=3065#comment-8091 To John Bunker: This is a terrfic piece. I have just written a bit about it– and about Alberto Burri’s “Grande Cretto”– on my blog http://www.artistinanaframe.blogspot.com Thank you so much for reminding me about Burri, and for your passionate defense of abstract work that engages us.

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By: Tim knight http://abstractcritical.com/article/disciplined-and-polished-or-burn-burri-burn/#comment-7916 Sun, 04 Mar 2012 12:23:42 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=3065#comment-7916 Burri,is not an artist I am familiar with, But I love the images you have chosen,They are what I would discirbe as weighty works of content,which as a painter I have always aspired to myself.I commend his thought freedom.The Message if there is a single one is perhaps” believe nothing you have been told and been lead to believe”, I certainly want this with my work.

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By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/article/disciplined-and-polished-or-burn-burri-burn/#comment-7259 Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:16:56 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=3065#comment-7259 I haven’t seen either show, but, from what I know of the artists your comment that the selection of works for the group show could have been better rings true. But still better, in my view, is the distinction you make between works that offer experiences and works that offer concepts.

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