Friday, December 30, 2011

Recycle Art

Several artists have been on a mission to save old paintings from themselves. John Lytle Wilson says on his website, "Occasionally, an artist will paint something, but neglect to include monkeys and/or robots. When I can, I fix that." His work above shows a classic painting you might see in a frame shop that most likely came out of a Chinese painting factory. I am sure Wilson picks up these works at thrift shops, ebay, or even "starving artist sales." Wayne White is another artist that takes old paintings, but he uses text to interact with the old paintings. I blogged about him a while back. Peter Schuyff also makes painting on top of old images only Schuyff make abstract images that are more related to minimal painting. So you have a Re-Pop artist, text artist, and minimalist artist, but all are recycling paintings that needed a face lift.

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