Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Roger Brown at Kavi Gupta


Brown, along with all the Chicago crew, precursor(s) to today's painter-infatuations, the rendering and the digital and the surreal modernity that binds them.  Good to see their resurgence with. Imagists who seemed to predict the smoothness and cartoonification whose resemblance to our world we obviously identify with. From the bones of comics, airbrushed magazines, and wry smile of advertorial psychosis, predicting the look we would come to associate with internet's advent and smooth-muscle CGI, a repetitive cartoon cage, a future forecasted rather than appropriating its look now is impressive, absorbing all the nervous energy of today's iconographies, the stark clarity we cant't make sense of.