Painting Artist Inspiration – Philip Guston

Artist Influences, Studio, Uncategorized
Philip-Guston

‘Evidence’ (1970)

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‘Painter’s Form II’ (1978)

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‘Confrontation’ (1974)

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‘Painter In Bed’ (1972)

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‘Days Work’ (date unknown)

 

I have been inspired by the way Philip Guston reveals the array of cluttered detritus in his paintings, as if letting the viewer in on the nature of his habitual lifestyle. I am interested in the symbolisms of objects, particularly the transient nature of everyday ‘commonplace’ items. Guston’s work reveals the nature of the human connection to objects, and this has furthered my thinking into exploring how the connection between man and their objects is fractured after a death. I want to explore the use of common detritus as a shrine to those who we have lost.

 

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