TICKLED PINK PAINTING
18 April 2017, Pepino
Painting monochromes this time pinks, is not as easy as somebody could think, at least with the rules I've set for myself. I don't mix colors, it would be too easy and depend too much of my limited creativity and sense of aesthetics. I want to show the world in a realist way so I use only existing tones mixed by industrial paint producers. Anything goes (if it's water based): fine art acrylics, enamel for furniture, paint for walls. I start a monochrome project by buying paint in fine art stores and hardware stores, I search the internet and drive to Madrid. Meanwhile I read about the color I've chosen, its cultural meanings in the society and the history, from politics to sports and from art to sex. The amount of the physical works is also big, I hire a carpenter to make the wooden structures for the paintings but I fix myself the canvases and of course paint the colors and text the titles. It's highly conceptual but very hand made art.
THE END OF THE ARTWORLD AS WE KNOW IT
05 April 2017, Pepino
According to the Apocalypse, Armageddon is the location of a gathering of armies for a battle during the end times. It can also refer to any end of the world scenario.
The artworld has dediced to call 2017 Artmageddon because Venice Biennale, Documenta and Skulptur Projekte Münster take place during the year, which happens only once in a decade.
I’ve never visited any of these exhibitions except Venice Biennale in 2000. I jumped over the fence of Giardini because I didn’t have an invitation to the opening. I carried a bag with cake base and cream to pie Harald Szeeman, the curator of the show, but unfortunately I couldn’t find my target.
You can’t have the cake and use it for pieing authorities. Now I’m older and I prefer to eat the cake at home. Even if I had an invitation to all these openings and money to spend for traveling, I wouldn’t go. Both the art world and the art bore me. I think I’ve seen enough art and now I prefer making it. And I prefer Sunday family lunches to art parties. However, I wish that Documenta is not destroyed in Artmageddon - I hope that my work will be included in 2022.