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.
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;
—but you would think that celebrities would object to having their presence brought to a visual standstill by tacky and obtrusive ad walls.
And what are we to say about important public events smothered in commercial visuals?