Archive for the Misery Category

The Future

Posted in Acrylic, Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Graphic Anthropology, Misery, Painting on July 18, 2013 by graphicanthropology

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‘Misery’, 9″ X 12″, acrylic on canvas. First study for a larger painting.

More

Posted in abstract, Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Misery, Oil Painting, Painting on April 19, 2013 by graphicanthropology

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‘More’, 30″ X 40″, oil on canvas.

Bang

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

Last Thanksgiving

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Food and drink, Food Painting, Graphic Anthropology, Misery, Mixed media, Painting, Photoshop, Sculpture, Soapstone, stuff, Theoretical Ideology, things, Watercolour on October 7, 2012 by graphicanthropology

I can’t believe its been a year since I painted these. This year I have been doing mainly pencil drawings. With a little bit of war painting on the side.

Its turkey day here in Canadianada. I’m going to go hang with my kids and grandkids and stuff my face with turkey and various types of pie.

I didn’t think I would make it to another one.

So, Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

Not everyone is as fortunate as we are.

I give thanks for my family.

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.)

Famine

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Food and drink, Graphic Anthropology, Misery, Oil Painting, Painting with tags , on July 6, 2012 by graphicanthropology

‘More’, 30″ X 40″, oil on canvas, 1996.

Again and again and again.

Economist politicians, can’t feed you right now, they have important bills to pay. Their computers want cash this time. Can you wait until October? They will give two times as much rice as you need, but not until October, maybe November. Here, have some bullets and guns instead, defend your razor wire borders from intruders looking for food, oil, slaves, whatever. You need tear gas? Ok, lots of that going around for cheap. No water though. Sorry. Maybe next year. Can you wait until next year for water? Everything will be better then. They guarantee it.

Hunger

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Food and drink, Graphic Anthropology, Misery, Oil Painting, Painting, Theoretical Ideology with tags , , , on June 22, 2012 by graphicanthropology

‘Hunger’, 72″ X 120″, oil on canvas, 1993.