22 November 2011

November studio update

still working on 'why' i paint what i paint re my last critique. i postponed starting this second one for a long time due to that problem.

seems like 'theoreticism.' a term from a reading my prof (jinny yu) gave my class called 'Resisting Blackmail' by Yve-Alain Bois. the obligation to be theoretical, to the point where it becomes almost more important than practice. in the reading he references Roland Barthes, saying that "one does not 'apply' a theory; that concepts must be forged from the objects of one's inquiry or imported according to that object's specific exigency; and that the main theoretical act is to define this object, not the other way around." (Bois, Yve-Alain. Painting as Model. MIT Press, 1990. pg xii)

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