Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Turner Prize - Britain's Best Art
"Site-specific painter whose understated yet radical works are rooted in fine-art tradition wins judges' vote"
The yellow bits are gold leaf. That is the sole connection to 'fine art tradition'. The composition is only a quadruple mirror image of some abstract shape.
There must be a good technological trick to getting the gold leaf to stick to certain areas.
Yes, there is; it's called 'pounce' and static electricity, discovered, and used, by Giotto, etc, in the fourteenth century
What you do is make a sketch, then pin prick holes in the parts you want to separate. Then you rub chalk dust over the sketch, which goes through the holes, and forms areas you can't paint on. That's basically it, but of course, there are complications.
As Wright's paintings are frescos, applied directly to walls, there is no way he can sell the painting to someone who wants to take it home.
But can you imagine the number of wealthy sheikhs or Russian Mafiosi who would like something like this on their bathroom wall? He's got it made.
Wish I'd thought of the idea.