An Open Critique
This is an untitled painting up for open critique
This painting is by Joe Post, and can be seen at his website in the context of his other work at www.postjoe.com
This is an idea we have been toying with...
Basically the idea is this: We put out a piece of work and you the bloggin' community comment and critique it. All through our time at Calvin, we both felt like critiques were never harsh enough, there just was never any real zingers or emotional outbursts. We never heard what people really thought of our work. So, here it is, the chance to critique in the anonymity of the web and the chance for us to defend our ideas.
To get things started I will just list out bullet style (with out the responses to these questions or comments) what some critiques of this work are:
First, what are these paintings about?
Its looks really contemporary (or maybe even hipster), does it have any lasting value?
How seriously can you take this work?
Does a big huge painting do anything to move me to a higher contemplation?
This/these paintings are in danger of becoming too obvious?
Is this (idea) brand new?
Is this just another revisiting of Alexis Rockman? Who is characterized as: "...not contemplative at all...obvious..."war is bad, aids is bad, the government is evil""
Feel FREE TO COMMENT on any or all of these questions and comments. The idea for us to get a free flow of ideas, any ideas. We are using are own work not so that we get a bunch of "hey, that's nice" or the opposite "that sucks". We want something more than that. At very least this will amount to a conversation between the two owners of this blog. I went now you go.