So. So, I’ve decided to get back to painting. Mainly it’s because I feel I need it to be healthy. And that my neighborhood demands it of me. My “Disco” series will be expanded to the artists of the 80s that I loved so much. Keith Haring. David Salle. Francesco Clemente. Jean Michel Basquiat. Andy Warhol. And many others. It’s odd, the older I get the more I regress back into that child I once was, painting like Patrick Nagel and finding solace in its very act.
I am also very involved in graphic design as a form of elevated art for the advertising world. I mean, why does everything have to be a schtick. Shouldn’t a graphic designer work towards making the audience *think* on some level. I think going with cliches like, “Sex Sells” is lazy.
Even at Dan’s Papers, I am always trying to find a way to communicate the clients’ product to the reader in order to compel them towards it. Does it matter? Probably not. But I love the conceptualizing of the ad not to care about where it will take its audience.
Anyway, will have to work tomorrow, and it’s WAY too late.