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Sleepdrunk Vademecum
September 11, 2011 3:00 PM   Subscribe

Tania Blanco is a modern artist who shares her time in France and Spain. She says of her collection Sleepdrunk Vademecum, "The body is made up of a large set of rounded painting formats. Medical instruments, high precision technology, scientific devices, anatomical models, clandestine laboratories and human representation become the object of study and thought. The bizarre represented objects reflect a mixture of past and future, and an ambiguous clinical atmosphere flows in them. On many of these painted surfaces, a soft cool-cold gradient isolates the represented elements and gives a non-gravitational character to the compositions." [via]
posted by netbros (3 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

That's great stuff, thanks.
posted by Huck500 at 3:26 PM on September 11, 2011

One of the things that I've really liked about a lot of the painting I've seen in the last year or so is the return to craftsmanship and skill and a reclamation of the figurative draftsmanship that rewards detail as a move away from a lot of the quasi-amateurish abstract expressionism I had been seeing. I also like that Blanco isn't tying that surgical skill into the Evil Kewpie/Juxtapoz shit that just seems so fucking obvious and shallow.

(I would also say that this is another example of an artist's work being far better than the statement.)
posted by klangklangston at 4:51 PM on September 11, 2011 [2 favorites]

(I would also say that this is another example of an artist's work being far better than the statement.)

Seconded. Artist's statements should be taxed heavily until they stop making them and let the art speak for itself. When I want to read a bunch of self-absorbed twaddle I can proofread one of my comments on Metafilter.
posted by anigbrowl at 8:45 PM on September 11, 2011 [3 favorites]

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