August 4, 2010

last century modern

Towa Tei ft UA

i like the phrase "last century modern", it makes me think of this md player i used to carry around with me everywhere in middle school. it was a sad old red thing and i listened to a lifetime's worth of bad music on it...


i am really into Arimoto Toshio's artwork at the moment
the world he paints is so quiet and i love that the women are almost always alone but they never look lonely!




































* Arimoto used this technique of repeatedly laying on paint and scratching it off to give his paintings a worn out look. he would even hammer holes in the frames. i think that's one of the reasons why they're so special, the paintings look old but they have a quality that is completely timeless and ageless

9 comments:

Blue Floppy Hat said...

The things you share here are always amazing- I know you're too busy to post often, but when you do it's so completely worth it. The art here reminds me a little of a possible cross between Giotto and Magritte with a touch of Seurat's serenity, if such a thing is possible- it's lovely.

in the galaxy said...

i like the color sense your image postings. so emotional!

Lulu said...

wow, i think i have a new favorite painter!

galatea. said...

thank you for sharing this x its interesting how it has this almost surreal-like component to it but in a cubist influenced sort of way.

lovely xx




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http://candidebyvoltaire.blogspot.com

Ally said...

Love the colours and forms in these works. Also the note about how the works are deliberately aged is so fascinating, whenever I draw or paint I always have the urge to scratch back and erase and layer pigment on top again too.

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Love those pieces really amazing

Live In Australia said...

Your blog has very good taste

Jooey said...

love them... very soothing, yet very beautiful. i'm waiting for your next post...

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so cool so pretty