Thursday, September 9, 2010

American Artist Julian Schnabel's work in Art Gallery of Ontario

Julian Schnabel's Corine Near Armenia

Canada's CBC News identifies American artist, Julien Schnabel as a big artist with "a big ego to match." Schnabel, in the same newscast is quoted as saying, "I don't think of doing anything if its not meaningful."

Well, who am I to judge the quality of abstract art....but it seems to me that giant canvases with a few wild swipes of paint with a big number on them, pushes the definition of meaning a bit - and what's more, it seems to me to resurrect the avant guarde abstractionism of the 1960's.

Fair enough - but what's the issue that captured the interest of our national news team?

Well, it seems that Schnabel who has a reputation as the bad boy of New York art scene has arrived in Canada.

Schnabel is presently in Canada preparing for an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is a rare artist who has migrated from painting into film making and his most recent film will be presented at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Source: CBC Newsworld, Sept. 3, 2010.

To view a description of Schnabel's film, 'Miral'. Please click here.

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