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Andrew Kovner; Paintings & Giclees
Originally I used the working title: We Exist In Radio to describe this series to myself. By then we no longer inhabited towns and cities, but rather were denizens of the echo-chamber MediaLand. We are in some variation of that now.
I would call this series a 7 or 8 year RANT. I find it Ferocious, Unrelenting, Inpolite, Inopportune, Scatological and Vicious and like any good fire, eventually burned itself out.
There have been notable artists who have managed to recast the Photograph distictively into Paint and managed to say something original about Photograpy and Painting, I am not one of them. By and large Photos are considered the "real thing" and the facsimilie of a facsimilie is inadequate, unless done supurbly. I do not regret this departure, color blending and mixing are necessary tools.