~ROB PRUITT, MRZYK & MORICEAU, AIR DE PARIS, FIAC
now that’s more like it !!
as far as I can make out, the cutting edge art scene today – is all about: STEALTH.
as in, STEALTHY: wily, cat-like. STREET-SMART, STYLE-SMART, CONTENT STEALTHY, PAINTERLY STEALTHY !!
VERY FORMAL, THE VISUAL DYNAMICS are a big part of the picture, but on a very down-low type of game, as in – NOT ROTHKO !!
more ED SHERRAN !!
you know, cutting close to the beat. holding back, and then giving up. sweetly. very musical.
it’s certainly not: not in-your-face geezer ‘sexy’ overload and repeat after me, Paul McCarthy.
ROB PRUITT, ‘Daybreak/Twilight’, 2014
dyptique, acrylique peinture, email et pailles sur toile.
182,9 x 182,9 cm. chaque. 182,9 x 365,8 cm total.
unique – image via AIR DE PARIS – LIST FOR FIAC 2014
coming off of Rob’s recent and, gorgeous tres ombre ‘Suicide’ paintings, these are a knock-out. I was blown away the minute I saw them.
yeah, that’s what I mean by stealthy content, and ‘bio’ content – and even more stealthy . . the formal ‘painting’: smart formal elements, very fashion forward. almost a word play, game on visually, for sure.
STEALTH in this case employing digitally inspired – finely gradated & sophisticated spray paint work.
MRZYKE & MORICEAU, ‘Sans Titre’, 2014.
encre sur papier. 29,7 x 21 cm / cadre (frame) 31 x 22 cm.unique.
image via AIR DE PARIS LIST OF WORKS FOR FIAC 2014
wow, vive les native born frenchies !! these 2 artists are just so smart. in the head, in the style, in the draftsmanship, in the wit, in the down-low. in the global, in the fashion, etc. etc. etc.
so happy to be able to prove, I’m just not all about NYC, and I am for locavore cutting edge !! which this is, for sure !!
and, in double-time.
LISTEN UP, FIAC:
I’m not one to knock something and then not come up with a better alternative.
I hate negativism, it gives me nightmares after I post . . for days.
so . .
if FIAC had truly wanted to put up a giant, knock-out INFLATABLE . . that was truly ahead of the curve, and way ahead of the ‘market’ game (you damn straight, know what I mean !! McCarthy gallerists !!), that was also striking, cutting edge, super fun, super smart, very FRENCH !! and tres relevant to today, and not just A REPEAT of an old gross joke from 7 years ago, they should have / could have blown up & put up any one of the drawings on that MRZYKE & MORICEAU portfolio page link, above. in giant scale. PERIOD.
am I right ?
of course !!
in fact, here’s my top 2 picks:
MRZYK & MORICEAU – for ‘Chocolate Santa’ – if that’s what you really wanted. I mean it’s just a great image for an art fair, esp in Europe – let alone in tres sophisticate Paris !!
such a great ‘off-beat’ unexpected scenario, or what !!
plus, so super smart – design-wise.
so anti-terror, anti-war, anti-bio hazard, anti-earth, anti-market, anti-status-quo, anti bio infra-structure collapse. so sweet, and yet so powerful, edgy – but also an image everybody who came around – could embrace.
and hopefully . . transform with, evolve with – and at worse, just simply: escape and . . . dream – with.
too bad, FIAC dropped the (inflatable) ball, here’s to next time.
ok, now I can sleep better, voila !!