Kenjilo Nanao ( kenjilonanao.com) paints with a wonderful splashy richness, but the impression his work makes on me is thoughtful and internal rather than showy.¬† Perhaps this is because amidst the slather of paint there will be a box or an angle or some such contesting element that looks as if it ought to be overwhelmed, but isn’t. There is a conversation, an unresolved action.

Boxes in Terra Rose 1 2009 84 x 108"

White Ash III monoprint 2003 28 x 22"

 

His monoprints tend to be quieter than his paintings, but thoughtful in the same way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When did we get the commercialization of every image?

I can see that a politician would want to dignify himself, however absurdly, by posturing before the flag;

posturing politician

—but you would think that celebrities would object to having their presence brought to a visual standstill¬†by tacky and obtrusive ad walls.

celeb (Huffpost)

celeb (Huffpost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And what are we to say about important public events smothered in commercial visuals?

Republican primary debate