The artwork ‘A Turbluent Dream’ by John Dugdale.
how did i go so long with out listening to angel olsen
"The first generations of “academic artists” hit NY in the late 70′s to late 1980’s. I can tell you that very, very few of those artists were still making work in the late 1990’s and even among the successful ones,only a small handful are still making art today. Why? Because it is very hard to sustain any kind of real personal dialogue with art, if you come out of school and start making your own work right away. There is no period of failure. No striving to develop the true inner dialogue on which art is based. What one ends up dialoguing with is success and recognition. The all important period of developing your own vocabulary which is best done in the shadows is truncated, starved.Instead what one sees are people copying what seems to work for other artists and this is a betrayal to ones own budding vision, which cannot be rushed to fulfill some ego based need for recognition. There are many of examples of people who got that recognition early, shows, tours and grants from age 26 on who are empty and artistically exhausted by age 39, just at the moment that ones own vocabulary starts to naturally coalesce."
Sasha Pivovarova photographed by Yelena Yemchuk for AnOther Magazine № 11 Autumn—Winter 2006.
Luciano Perna, life is full of surprises, more or less interesting… installation view at Downtown Photoroom, Los Angeles, 2014