Donald Baechler, Mint, 2007

Because today, it is super hot in London…

Donald Baechler, Mint, 2007
© McClain Gallery, Houston

Highly influenced by the naïve vocabulary of Jean Dubuffet, Donald Baechler’s art is full of childhood imagery, nostalgia and purposely cliché motifs. However, his ‘paintings-collages-drawings’ are not always innocent as it may seems.

Sometimes a real critique of the loss of innocence, he builds with accumulated layers, what he calls an “illusion of history”. He therefore implies that his works are about our perception of childhood as adults, more than our ‘original’ childhood itself.

Nevertheless, this is beautifully made.

Donald Baechler, Western expansion, 1996
© Cardi gallery

 

Donald Baechler, Colorful Ball, 2010
© Cheim & Read gallery, New York

 

Donald Baechler, Walking Figure, 2008
© Cheim & Read gallery, New York

 

Donald Baechler, The Blue Rose, 2015
© michael lisi/contemporary art

 

Donald Baechler, Virtues of obesity, 1990
© Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm

David Shrigley makes work that is image and text

Being hangover in the office is not funny.

Being hangover in the office while there is nothing to do due to technical issues (again!) is  worst as minutes seem like hours and it is still not midday yet!
So, my brain being in slow motion this morning, let’s share some of the works of David Shrigley.
Because the artist, and I quote him, “makes work that is image and text, it doesn’t really need any explanation, it diminishes the work to add text to it – it’s self-descriptive” , I stop writing here and wish you a pleasant weekend…
David Shrigley, Untitled, 2016

 

David Shrigley, I’m dead , 2011

 

 

David Shrigley, Untitled (I am glad), 2013

 

David Shrigley, Untitled (It’s OK) , 2014

 

David Shrigley, Untitled (Layers Of Meaninglessness) , 2012

 

David Shrigley, Untitled (Legs), 2014
David Shrigley, Sleeping Balloon , 2002