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  • TD Hinkle 2:11 pm on May 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Interview with Gideon Bok 

    There is a really great interview with Gideon Bok over at the Painting Perceptions Blog. It gives some interesting insights into his process, what the paintings seem to be about, etc. Even though there are slightly different things going on, his studio condition reminds me a little bit of Ben Cowan’s. The paintings seem to be about the passage of time and the shuffling of objects in the studio.

    For those that haven’t seen it, Gideon Bok also writes a blog where he posts paintings in progress. It’s interesting to see how they devolope. Check that out here: http://gideonbok.blogspot.com/

    HT: MW Capacity

  • TD Hinkle 2:18 am on May 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Gregory Crewdson, Painting, Photography   

    Gregory Crewdson 

    This photographer’s name came up during my pre-oral and I thought it would be a nice thing to share with everyone. I had seen some of the work before, though I didn’t recognize the name when it was mentioned. Crewdson makes really elaborate sets and hires actors for his photographs. Apparently these are done without any manipulation in photoshop. I think a lot of this work  inherits interesting conventions from the history of painting. They seem to fit together as images in ways that few photographs do…. they just feel like paintings. Everything about them seems incredibly deliberate.

    Most of these seem to be about American domestic suburban life with some sort of ambiguously unsettling (and sometimes explicitly creepy) undertone. I think they are really beautiful, rich photos. Because they hold so well together as images, I actually become genuinely interested in subject matter… which as many of you know usually puts me off or is totally besides the point for me. Does anyone know more about his work, or any other photographers who are doing something similar? What do people think?

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