陈江洪 Chen Jiang Hong on artnet
Chen uses calligraphic techniques and paints on the floor with long wolf-hair brushes. Each brush stroke is a definite, irreversible moment that cannot be changed. The compositions are made up of strong black brush strokes balanced by smoky volutes and tactile sawdust. The subjects are often oversized and blurred, as if Chen has captured a fleeting moment in time. The large-scale ‘close-ups’ have an immediate impact on the viewer, emphasising the materiality of his painting.
Chen’s work translates the vitality of nature with a rare elegance and an extraordinary energy. It would appear to embody the philosophy of Oriental sumi-e – where the aim is not to reprod
Axel Hoedt:Once A Year
The Swabian-Alemannic carnival, known as Fasnacht, Fastnacht or Fasnet, is a custom in south west Germany when the cold and grim spirits of winter are symbolically hunted down and expelled. Every year around January and February processions of people make their way through the streets of Endingen, Sachsenheim, Kissleg, Singen, Wilfingen and Triberg dressed up lavishly as demons, witches, earthly spirits and fearful animals to enact this scene of symbolic expulsion. Photographer Axel Hoedt captured the embellished disguises of the revellers in a mixture of still life, polaroid snapshots and classical studio shots. The earnest poses away from the carnival revelry and established clichés remind the viewer of what a carnival used to be, ample amounts of merrymaking laced with sinister undertones.
Centre administratif des sept mares (1980) in Elancourt, France, by Jacques Kalisz
I’ve recently read an article where Kit Harington said he wants to see more male nudity on the show.
Ghost door. National Car Park, Queen’s Bridge Road. Nottingham, July 2014.