Turps Painting Magazine Issue 15

by Turps Banana

"We are now coming out of the long period during which
painting always minimized itself as painting in order to ‘purify’
itself, to sharpen and intensify itself as art. Perhaps with the new
‘photogenic’ painting it is at last coming to laugh at that part of itself
which sought the intransitive gesture, the pure sign, the ‘trace’.
Here it agrees to become a thoroughfare, an infinite transition, a busy
and crowded painting. And in opening itself up to so many events
that it relaunches, it incorporates all the techniques of the image:
it re-establishes its relationship with them, to connect to them,
to amplify them, to multiply them, to disturb them or deflect them."