"…our reading of [Gerhard Richter’s] Abstract Paintings builds immediately on the activity of perception generated by observing the phenomena of colour and form at work, busily switching from being purely abstract to taking up life in the space they inhabit an arousing associations in our imagination. The eye roves, is swept into deep, immeasurable spaces soon checked by a thick, squeegeed paint track, a countering gesture, a haphazard splatter, a quick line — moving over, under, sometimes interpenetrating — their looseness contrasted to emergent geometric forms or near objects, all stated in a brilliant range of hues that are somehow also representational. These paintings are like complex and discontinuous narratives in which each focus yields a tenuous, incompatible fragment of a story told in terms of a multitude of formal incidents that intimate a resemblance to something already known."
I posted about this photographer Alex Prager a few months ago, after chancing upon her colour, cinematic, highly emotional, ala Cindy Sherman photographs in a website. Her works are currently on display at the MoMA for their New Photography 2010exhibition.
I did not know she is self-taught. Absolutely talented.
“Most intellectuals see fashion from the outside, whereas most fashion people do not necessarily have an in-depth knowledge of the hermeneutic tools they could use to better understand what they are doing.”
Donatien Grau: An Intellectual Fashion | Beyond Contradictions, AnOther Magazine
"…It was more just being alone that was awesome. Like, not having a solid group of friends for the first four months I spent a ton of time alone as a complete night owl. I’d wake up at three PM and stay up ‘til seven or eight in the morning, and that was my daily schedule."
"Those were the kind of people I really hated: the insidious ass-kissers."
"…we were both really into subtlety. We were both really into prettiness. We were into things that were handmade, or analog. We were both really into nostalgia. We were both into charm – things like that. We were both into soft voices and, you know, intimate music."
"I have a tendency to hoard like, private tendencies. Like, the time that I get in the bathroom at night – that’s pretty sacred, cos it’s the only time of day that I get to actually be alone. So I’ll let all the guys use the bathroom first and then let them go to bed, and then I have it for like an hour. I can take a bath, or I’ll take long showers."
"I like to wait for the night that feel really electric and kind of explosive and exciting and just wait to go out on those nights."