Sunday, August 23, 2009
Subjectivity, Subject Matter, The Matter of Subjects
So my problem right now and has always been the issue of subject matter, what I could really get into and get behind. I was taken from the streets of Harlem and delivered to a proper "English" Education with Dalton and so was denied the street authenticity of a Basquiat and the earnest strivings of Kara Walker, Leonardo Drew etc..my mind and soul were "fucked" by the whitewash of pre-Spike and Public Enemy "black po-mo" culture..What to do?..why not PAINT THE WHITEWASH ITSELF? Equestrian paintings, Brooks Brother's ads..Ralph Lauren..try it.