Monty Kane’s figurative paintings convert cubism into a psychological and mysterious art variety. See far more of his intriguing perform on his website.
I assume most people should title their individual artwork motion. Mine is provisionally referred to as Science Fiction Cubism. Something like Odd Figurative would likely be easier and more descriptive, but does not audio as interesting.
In my paintings, Kafka, cubism, Kiss album addresses and other visual and psychological reference details are blended in a way that is from time to time darkly amusing, and at times just darkly dark. I’d like to often be funnily humorous, but I assume I have to get all this other stuff out of my technique 1st.
Cubist paintings from time to time feel to be making an attempt to unify unique angles of see in a solitary image, but my paintings aren’t making an attempt to unify just about anything. Their topics are breaking or broken—figures that are incompletely assembled, out of areas that were intended for one thing else, and don’t quite healthy together.
Persons encounter absent from or go absent from just about every other, seeking to escape just about every other, or trying to come across each and every other but heading the completely wrong way. This is the sort of depressing things you’d expect from an artist who suffers from every single social stress and anxiety recognized to present day science, plus a few new kinds that are his have improvements.
I’m a verified introvert and a solitary soul, private and deeply reserved, except when creating artist statements, seemingly.
I’m also a little bit of a goofball, which does not seem to be to occur across in my paintings, but I’m doing work on it.
I are living and function in my hometown in lower left Pennsylvania. I wander at night time in a suburban neighborhood where by I’ve witnessed deer, rabbits, skunks, the occasional possum, one praying mantis and some sort of lizard that declined to be discovered by kind.
I imagine trying to make art is sort of like seeking to get a deer to consume out of your hand. You can sit in the forest with a lump of sugar in your palm all working day lengthy, but whether or not the deer exhibits up is up to the deer.
That is to say, there is a aspect of the system that is solely out of your control. I assume which is for the finest. I think it’s critical to have a functioning approach that permits accidents and unconscious weirdness to just take their spot in your paintings, alongside—or rather of—whatever it was you imagined you supposed.
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