Tag Archives: Perec

The sky, it is blue, and other Aha! Moments, ie: The Momentary Manifesto

SkyHole

“My intention …was instead to describe what remains: that which we generally don’t notice, which doesn’t call attention to itself, which is of no importance: what happens when nothing happens, what passes when nothing passes, except time, people, cars, and clouds.”   Georges Perec

Recently I was describing the complete and utter revolution I’ve experienced in my artistic practice, only to have the listener remark “but that sounds like what all artists do in the studio”.  At that moment it became clear to me that perhaps I needed to develop my language skills… a bit.  But I must say that on some level she is correct.  Yes, I am doing what all artists do in the studio.  But now I am doing it DIFFERENTLY than I was before. Continue reading

No Secret

Pink Roses, Jen Mazza, 2010

Pink Roses, Jen Mazza, 2010

Someone once told me that every artist should have a secret body of work that they never show.

The paintings I am working on at the moment should perhaps be my “secret body of work”, only I can’t seem to make two bodies of work at the same time – I only can do what comes next.

At this moment I am thinking peonies come next, well, that is after I finish…

Still With Geranium from  The Grand Illusion 1937, Jean Renoir

…the geranium.  A small homage to Jean Renoir (I am also looking forward to seeing Rules of the Game again soon). Continue reading

Infra-ordinary and invariables


Tutte, oil on linen, from the Self Deceit series
Tutte, oil on linen, from the Self Deceit series


Infra-ordinary and invariables

“How can we speak of these “common things”, how rather, can we stalk them, how can we flush them out, rescue them from the mire in which they remain stuck, how can we give them a meaning, a tongue, so that they are at last able to speak of the way things are, the way we are?”
“My intention (is) to describe what remains: that which we generally don’t notice, which doesn’t call attention to itself, which is of no importance: what happens when nothing happens, what passes when nothing passes, except time, people, cars, and clouds.”

(Georges Perec: above “Approaches to what?”, below Perec quoted by  Gilbert Adair)