Saturday, March 21, 2020

Calida Rawles at Various Small Fires


I think the reason you can google "underwater realistic painting" and see it's a popular theme is that a photograph of people shattered in water intrinsically appends the abstraction we want and associate with painting while giving the value of the photographic, it does the work for it. It's already painting even without it, the mechanistic process of representation doesn't ruin it.