Comments on: Material Images http://abstractcritical.com/note/material-images/ 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: Geoff Hands http://abstractcritical.com/note/material-images/#comment-421312 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:09:59 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7981#comment-421312 In the first sentence I mean “existing images” of course. Though exiting images has possibilities! (My other typing error is in the Hebdige quote – “…in disregarded details…”

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By: Geoff Hands http://abstractcritical.com/note/material-images/#comment-421306 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:06:43 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7981#comment-421306 So, Nate, are you saying that the artists represented in this show derive their imagery (for making paintings) from exiting images? Images that construct the contemporary (post-modern?) visual environment for the consumer (all of us capitalists). Simulacra of some kind? Reminds me of something Dick Hebdige wrote: “But all is not lost…postmodernism has helped us rediscover the power that resides in little things, is disregarded details, in aphorism (miniaturised truths), in metaphor, allusion, in images and image-streams…” (from ‘A Report on the Western Front’ reproduced in Art in Modern Culture’ p.340)
Reference to Abstraction seems to imply something ‘provisional’ for these artists.
Actually, I wonder if these young artists are seeking a subject matter for themselves, bereft of purpose in this ‘pluralist’ era?

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By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/note/material-images/#comment-416066 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:41:35 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7981#comment-416066 I mean I agree with Sam

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/note/material-images/#comment-415921 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:46:57 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7981#comment-415921 Not got a lot of competition, has she?

Images on a journey through “mechanisms of manipulation as ideological structures for visual production”, eh! Well, I never! Are you sure they’re not just ambiguous junk? But then you wouldn’t want to make a value-judgement about the work, would you… ? Just slather it with incomprehensible verbiage.

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By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/note/material-images/#comment-415834 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:17:44 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7981#comment-415834 I would agree

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By: Sam http://abstractcritical.com/note/material-images/#comment-415759 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:18:04 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7981#comment-415759 For me the Lauren Luloff painting (diptych in last 2 jpegs) looks the stand-out work. The bottom right-hand corner with the combination of cut-out and painted shapes especially interesting.

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