I wanted to share a few links to things I’ve been looking at/reading. Check out these articles about Christina Forrer’s tapestries, Barbara Nessim, a showcase of 25 women street artists, and Susan Te Kahurangi Kingan, an artist who communicates solely through her art after she stopped speaking at age four.
- Artist Christina Forrer Spends 200 Hours Resurrecting Centuries-Old Tapestry Tradition (Huffington Post).
- How To Be A Revolutionary Feminist Artist, While Hardly Noticing. Also- a retrospective of Nessim’s work is on display now (until January 11th) at the Bard Graduate Center in upstate NY
- 25 Women Pushing the Limits of Street Art Around the World (Huffington Post).
- This Outsider Artist Stopped Speaking As A Child, Communicates Solely Through Her Work
“No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.”
“If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.”
“The imaginary is what tends to become real.”
“The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.”
“The mind which plunges into surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood”
“Creativity takes courage” -Henri Matisse
“The more frightening the world becomes…the more art becomes abstract”
“They are imbeciles who call my work abstract. That which they call abstract is the most realistic, because what is real is not the exterior but the idea, the essence of things.”
“Objects damage pictures.”
“Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. I prefer to see with closed eyes.”
“I am against the line and all its consequences: contours, forms, composition. All paintings of whatever sort, figuratives or abstract, seem to me like prison windows in which the lines, precisely are the bars”