Monthly Archives: January 2014

Automatic Expressionism

Since my new, mixed-media paintings don’t seem to fit into any currently acceptable “category,” I’ve decided to invent my own: Automatic Expressionism (a.k.a. “faux bouche” or fake stupid or “infantilism”). Part of what this means is that the execution of the work is completely uncontrolled. I made this deduction after thinking a lot about what I’m doing, and how I’m doing it. The actual brushwork is so lame… infantile? What am I doing? I realized that I’m just letting it come out, with no effort whatsoever to control my hand… sort of like automatic writing. It’s completely intuitive. What’s most interesting, to me anyway, is that I really like it! It’s very free, uncontrived… honest, in a way. I used to do pencil drawings like this many years ago (see DRAWINGS section). I always liked the style back then, but was afraid to really show them to anyone. Now, I don’t care. Now, this is what I present to the world. I Am Free At Last.

A previous post from www.metrov2000.com:

Today I officially founded “trois mains,” a school of art dedicated to artists excelling in multiple disciplines. Any artist who feels they belong in this group, feel free to contact me. December, 23, 2013. Be Out.

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