Miles McAlinden - Bell, Book and Candle
artwork

Mast-erpi-ece
2006
cut canvas
80x80cm

Masterpiece (mirrored)
2006
cut canvas
80x80cm

Masterpiece (black)
2006
cut vinyl cloth
80x80cm

Masterpiece (yellow)
2006
cut vinyl cloth
80x80cm

Masterpiece (turquoise)
2006
cut vinyl cloth
80x80cm
The nature of painting is manifold. Itís as much about content as it is about retinal pattern. Itís about other worlds where a different logic, pictorial logic, rules.
Technology has created a different climate and criteria for the artist. The artistís hand wears a very different glove from the craftsmanís glove of his forebears.
The strongest aesthetic experience I have had was the image of a slightly rotund young man, with tufts of weed coming from his mouth, as I swam down to rescue him. Everything was in focus...I knew he was dead before I touched him. It was a truly beautiful sight that disappeared abruptly on contact.
Yet history shows us how artists have always begged, borrowed and stolen from each other, with Manet and Picasso being the champions of how to take another artistís idea/work and turn it into their own. This ability should be called Ďassisted innovationí.
Artworks have no feelings.
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