Mark Bradford Clifford Still – Shade

By Alan Murdock “Shade: Clyford Still/Mark Bradford,” an exhibit exploring relationships in the work of Mark Bradford and Clifford Still exhibited in Denver from April 9-July 16, 2017. I visited the exhibit in May. The relationship between the two artists’ work is both conceptual and aesthetic. In terms of form, large canvases, shapes that look… Read More Mark Bradford Clifford Still – Shade

The Gutai Art Manifesto’s relationship to the Western Avant-Garde

In 1956 Japanese painter and avant-garde artist YOSHIHARA JIRŌ wrote a manifesto that would drive the art making of a group of young, energetic, daring young artists in Japan following the end of the Second World War. In the opening to his manifesto Jirō wrote: “To today’s consciousness, the art of the past, which on the whole… Read More The Gutai Art Manifesto’s relationship to the Western Avant-Garde