Thursday, October 26, 2006

Bat Cave


When it was pointed out that there are no visible bats in the painting, the artist explained, "You can't see the bats because they are sleeping behind the painting." The bats are sleeping behind the painting. Grant, having resolved the two dimensional plane of the work with a furious series of monochromatic strokes, addresses the space behind the work. Lucio Fontana attempted to bring this same space to our attention by puncturing the actual canvas, Grant punctures our understanding with a single sentence.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"they are sleeping behind the painting" - Hahaha! I love it!


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oldprof said...

grant is teaching me a lot about art

Anonymous said...

This is definitely a change from Grant's previous pieces. Is he going to explore the paint medium even more or will he return to markers?

teeny said...

That is a great question. I wonder if he is perhaps looking for more of a challenge since he has obviously mastered markers a a medium.