The latest artist that I have discovered – well not actually discovered -but introduced to by my knowledgable friend, Mr Richie Lamy, is Philip Guston.
There is something ridiculous and miserly in the myth we inherit from abstract art. That painting is autonomous, pure and for itself, therefore we habitually analyze its ingredients and define its limits. But painting is ‘impure’. It is the adjustment of ‘impurities’ which forces its continuity. We are image-makers and image-ridden.
There is something quite urban about most of the images he chooses!