Lee Krasner would often cut up her drawings and paintings to create collages – revising and discarding. Her exacting standards and critical eye constantly editing and reassessing. Her catalog of surviving artworks (published in 1995) lists only 599 known pieces. She was rigorously self-critical, and her critical eye is believed to have been important to Pollock’s work.
Within a creative partnership (containing two creative souls) there is always a hierarchal tipping point.
The individual who creates the most waves within the public domain automatically become the dominant figure. The perception of achievement and value automatically encircles the ‘socially successful’ individual. Within these partnerships the minor player is in many cases the glue that binds the success together. History always plays down this importance.
Krasner had a crisis of identity – being both a woman and the wife of Pollock, the public and artistic perception of her role as wife and artist lead her to sign her works with the genderless initials “L.K.” instead of her more recognizable (public) full name. The daily give-and-take of the partnership between Pollock and Krasner stimulated both artists. They both fought a battle for legitimacy and individual expression and opposed old-fashioned, conformism and its repressive culture…
…but which one drove the successful partnership?
ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T …
Notes on Painting:
- The act of being creative is a love hate thing – The Beauty and The Beast someone fetch a priest (ref. David Bowie).
- Action Painting – Pollock. Print dribbled paint.
It was with a sense of great sadness that I walked around my old college’s studios and lecture hall as the final exhibition/installation took place. Meeting old contemporaries there was a pleasant shock after thirty years.
Postgraduate Certificate from Wolverhampton University in Painting
BA(hons) degree from Exeter College of Art and Design in Printmaking
2004-2006 Bristol University
2002-2003 Wolverhampton University
1976-1979 Exeter College of Art & Design
1974-1976 Stourbridge College of Art & Design
- 29 years ago today (peterbright.info)
- Video – ‘Avocets’ (myartmydisease.wordpress.com)
There is no such thing as an artist – I am a painter, I create decorations for walls.
There you go the truth is out – I have never been a true artist, I am stuck out in the margins, balancing life on a knife’s edge…
The pointlessness of producing art for decoration and pleasure is a perverted masturbation fantasy and process for the deluded mind. Art and its prettiness have no place in any intellectual society – it has no place in a capitalist society … Continue reading →
The naked truth is I have been and still am a liar.
A decoration of mine that is for sale La Belle et La Bête
- Artists should be executed (myartmydisease.wordpress.com)
- ‘Christ the Capitalist’ The corruption within the ‘established church’ has been exposed. Has Jesus cast out the money lenders from the temple or is he charging rent? Jesus Christ, a symbol of capitalism. Read more… Sun July 27 11:18:46 2003
The pointlessness of producing art for decoration and pleasure is a perverted masturbation fantasy and process for the deluded mind. Art and its prettiness have no place in any intellectual society – it has no place in a capitalist society – it has no place…
The only true pursuit for the creative process is the creation of the commodity. There are no such things as art schools, public art and art galleries, they are simply empty vessels containing and perpetuating the (economic) elitist stranglehold on the common man’s freedom to think for himself.
The powerful use art to bludgeon the weak into submission by edifying their wealth with totems and monuments to their self glory.
Any person who calls themselves an artist should be ashamed of themselves – because they are a liar.
(Commodity) art is created for and by the wealthy.
There is no such thing as art – just commodity. You are either a commodity or a failure as an artist.