Thursday, 5 July 2007

A manifesto - Michael Newberry

Stephen Hicks recommends "A visually rich online video: Michael Newberry’s artistic manifesto, based on a presentation he gave at Rockford College, Illinois."

Based on what know of Michael's work and his writing, this is a You Tube video I'm looking forward to. Below is an example of his work, Absorption (and here's an interview I did with him a few years back).

Of the painting Newberry says, " There is a magnificent feeling of exhaustion after a gruelling day of demanding creative effort. It feels like every nerve your body is finely wired and sensitive to the vitality of living. Absorption is a painting of that moment." He's chosen to glorify productivity by depicting the moment when productivity ceases, a brilliant conception.

4 comments:

  1. Looks like something you'd see on the side of a black panel van.

    Where's the buxom lady with a sword, whose breast are bursting out of her leather halter neck?

    Insider

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  2. Please resist the urge to post pictures of naked men, and instead to post more pictures of chicks fingering themselves.

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  3. Considering artists wouldn't know a hard day's work if it bit them on the arse why does it have to a 'creative effort'. Why can't he be an exhausted coal miner or shearer?
    Yes, I've seen shearers with pink towels.

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  4. Greg Bourke said: "Considering artists wouldn't know a hard day's work if it bit them on the arse why does it have to a 'creative effort'. Why can't he be an exhausted coal miner or shearer?"

    Ya? Let’s compare. A hard day of painting feels like I have fucked all night, solved problems of higher trigonometry (try rotating forms on a 2 dimension surface), and ruthlessly took a further step towards a long term goal. By the mindlessness of your post, I doubt you have the fortitude, intelligence, or skill to negotiate 3 minutes of my day.

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