Theaster Gates

I really like these tar paintings for their texture and their context. The fact that this was his family profession which he didn’t follow, but then did through his work is interesting. I’m fascinated by the idea that we can use materials ‘as painting’ to recreate sensations or methods even though they are in other media, but doing so in this context highlights mundane movements and moments.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s