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To show or not to show!!!

Posted in abstract, Acrylic, Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Charcoal, drawing, Entertainment, Gossip, grahamatbedlam, Graphic Anthropology, Landscape Painting, Misanthropy, Oil Painting, Opinion, Painting, Pen and Ink, Pencil on paper, Theater, Theoretical Ideology, things, Watercolor, Watercolour, watercolour pencil on February 6, 2013 by graphicanthropology

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I don’t know what to say anymore.

Bang

Posted in abstract, Acrylic, Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Graphic Anthropology, Misanthropy, Misery, Painting, Photoshop, Theoretical Ideology on November 3, 2012 by graphicanthropology

Pencil Tree Sixteen

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, drawing, Entertainment, grahamatbedlam, Graphic Anthropology, Misanthropy, Pencil on paper on August 3, 2012 by graphicanthropology

Sitting in Riverside Park, drawing another tree.

Resistance is Vital

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, grahamatbedlam, Graphic Anthropology, Misanthropy, Misery, Oil Painting, Painting, Theoretical Ideology on July 31, 2012 by graphicanthropology

Resistance in the studio, to show scale, its hard to get a good impression of artwork just from the web image.

This is one of those images, one of many, I keep meaning to revisit, do it again, it still holds a great deal of meaning today. This piece is from 1997, approximately, I don’t date the work usually. Its called ‘Eunuch’, it is about abuse, physical and emotional. Its a difficult thing to revisit, but still, it seems everywhere today, worse than ever, worldwide. It was painted on a piece of paper tablecloth. With a large pallette knife and cheap oil paints. I was broke, too broke to buy canvas, or even cheap plywood. I attacked the paper for about an hour, and it was done, gobs of paint falling to the floor. So I stuck another piece of paper to the wet painted surface and ripped it off quickly, like tearing a bandage off an open wound, at least that’s what was in my mind at the time. It is falling apart. Paper doesn’t last long with oil soaked into its surface, and through the back.

This is the back, soaked still with linseed oil. This is what the contact print looked like too. It got mounted in a very expensive frame and sold in 1998. Actually, I traded it for a whole lot of wine and food at a restaurant. About 3 months worth of drinking and eating out.

Now this is the third time I’ve taken it out in the past year, with the intention of re-painting it on proper canvas. The shape of the world, the horror, its still happening, its never stopped, its getting worse, motivates me more than the condition of the painting. But its like some of the other images I have, painted on scraps of masonite, particle board, that I have been asked to do, ‘If you do that again on canvas, I’ll buy it from you!!!”, excuses, well, if only it were that easy. These paintings are a frame of mind, in an instant of time, that is gone, mostly I’d rather not go there again. Sometimes I feel compelled.

‘Eunuch’, 36″ X 36″, oil on paper, 1997 (approx.)

Homs

Posted in Acrylic, Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, domesticated, Food and drink, Gossip, Graphic Anthropology, have another hamburger, Landscape Painting, Misanthropy, Misery, Opinion, Painting, Theoretical Ideology, Watercolour on June 20, 2012 by graphicanthropology

Homo Sapiens

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, domesticated, Entertainment, Food and drink, Graphic Anthropology, Misanthropy, Oil Painting, Painting, Wildlife Painting on June 15, 2012 by graphicanthropology

More Hunger

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Graphic Anthropology, Misanthropy, Misery, Sculpture, Soapstone on March 29, 2012 by graphicanthropology

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‘Hungry’, 2.3″ X 1.3″ X 0.3″, soapstone.