April 10, 2007

Paranoic-Critical Methods

I'm hearing these words a lot around here: the paranoic-critical method. I won't name names just yet. I would like to talke to them and suss out their relation to this idea. Attributions to Dali, our neighbor north of Tossa, I like howSurrealism has long been associated with Catalunya, land of caganers, a vital skeleton key for understanding Salvador and the whole art movement so invested in the psychologist's couch.

I backed up into this territory as I looked closer into the medium via painting as I repulsed from what I considered the hyper-conceptualization of art theory in grad school at the end of the 80's. My architectural background was a big influence in appreciating the nature of materials argument. If painting and drawing can be existentialized, then they will be strung between abstraction and representation and with such a compass, one is not obligated to actually travel to each pole to get the most out of it. One can build architecture, cities in between --instead.


Posted by Dennis at April 10, 2007 7:17 PM

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