Thursday, May 20, 2010

Head Over Heels

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour/30x20cm

Continuing with the series of 'roadkill' diptych drawings, with here another slight twist to the habitual proceedings, (re)presenting the found subject/object matter as an inverted 'pair' of forms across opposite sides of the pictorial divide, the shape into which the original had been transformed suggesting such a device & dialogue.


Nick Drake 'Made to Love Magic'
Joy Division 'Unknown Pleasures', 'Closer'
& 'Substance'
Cabaret Voltaire '2x45'/'The Crackdown'

By no means an intentional pairing of Nick Drake & Joy Division, but rather, in the case of giving the latter a spin, acknowledging the 18th May 30-years' anniversary (albeit a day late, in typical slightly out-of-step TOoT fashion) of Ian Curtis's premature passing: the power, poignancy, freshness & wonder of the music endures as a fitting tribute, ever relevant & contemporary.

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