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Bad Painting Phase 2: reduction

The reduction of a painting to its title or even to the memory of it is the core idea of this section of Bad Painting Phase 2. I would like to keep this page as a work-in-progress description of the artistic process of work and thought. The latest development is on the top.

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11 March 2020, Margate, UK: Abstraction and reduction

This painting refers to Bad Painting 14: the murder of James Bulger

This painting is actually upside down, the lines you can see represent the railway tracks and the grey is the first layer of paint (trees, bushes etc.)

size: 56cm x 56cm
material: acrylic, colour pencil on stretched canvas

 

reduction abstraction bad painting

 

 

 

11 March 2020, Margate, UK: The reduction of the painting to a memory

Title refers to Bad Painting 4

The title is written on a loose sheet of canvas outside the actual viewing space. Once the visitor reads the title and forms an image. This image might be based on the actual painting or is a self-created image. With this image in mind, the visitors find themselves in an empty room with only the memory of the title.

size: canvas sheet: 22cm x 18cm, frame: 32cm x 27cm
material: acrylic on canvas

 

Bad Painting memory#

 

 

 

10 - 11 March 2020, Margate, UK: The crime scene

I have removed all the subjects of the scenes. The paintings refer to the original Bad Paintings as indicated.

Crime Scene 01: relating to Bad Painting 101

size: 61cm x 76cm
material: acrylic on canvas

 

crime scene

 

 

 

9 - 10 March 2020, Margate, UK

This painting refers to Bad Painting 27 and Bad Painting 28

size: 2 x 61cm x 76cm
material: acrylic on canvas

 

Crime scene

 


 

25 February 2020, Margate, UK: The reduction of the painting to its title

acrylic on white sheets

size: 205cm x 120cm
material: white sheet, acrylic, wood

 

Bad Painting

 

 

 

11 February 2020, Margate, UK

work-in-progress painting of Bad Painting 134, the torture of Junko Yurata

size: 22.7cm x 30.5cm
material: acrylic on canvas

 

work in progress

 

 

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