Monday, June 23, 2014

Andrei Koschmieder at Real Fine Arts

Andrei Koschmieder at Real Fine Arts

A whole genre of contemporary squid ink art, like paint but with historical and allusionistic references. Better use it. again and again and again. Here its the squid itself doing the marking, “The method evokes Gyotaku printmaking - an 18th century technique by Japanese fishermen to document the size of more impassive catches.” ensnaring critics picks by assisting in easy salutary rhetoric effects. Its sigh inducing...
But the real candy here is the faux metal boxes, actually trompe-l'œil constructions of paper and paint, and invoking Demandian pop trinkets with a slight critical edge because they’re so boring and reference those critical favorites: monochromes and painting and sculpture and falsity and degradation and any number of bland rehash of critical discourse’s words all attached with the all important schrimp so we know there is a little bit winking going on, not to ironize the whole thing, but to say, “How totally banal of you to ask what I really mean." like it’s still 1993.