Thursday, March 28, 2013

Two Amazing Papers on Painting (files updated)

I was speaking to a few painting colleagues online the past few days, and the idea of terminology came up. I have said that I am not an Abstract Painter, because my work does not take from anything that is already there. I am not a cubist, where I am breaking down the picture into many sides, I am not a geometric painter, taking ideas from buildings and other places. I simply make paintings, color and texture are my friends in my work. I am what painters such as Ryman and Marden would call a Realist, meaning I make REAL paintings, not paintings that are OF anything, just paintings. But someone such as Frederic Matys Thursz (Pictured Below) would say I am an Actualist. As for his terminology  I make "Actual" Paintings. You can read further on the subject in the paper he wrote back in 1986.

The other paper contained in this post is one from a particular favorite of mine. The Painter Joseph Marioni. This paper was written by a colleague of his, and recently mine too, Mr. Carl Belz. It was written for the catalogue of his exhibition at the Rose Art Museum which Mr. Belz curated. It is one of my favorite papers on a painter and on painting.


Thanks for taking the time to learn about the work we do.


  1. These are wonderful - thank you for posting them!

  2. Thank you! I appreciate you sharing these.

  3. Thank you for posting these articles. The Belz essay is wonderfully lucid.

  4. awesome! It's true haven't seen you put much painting up here in a while, but really sweet!
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  5. Thank for your post, But the files have been removed :(. Could you send them to me please? I hope I could read these two amazing papers.
    My email is
    Thank you and looking for it.

  6. Trang. I just got the files updated for easy download. Going to upload them to my personal server again so they will have a more permanent place for people who desire to read them. Cheers.


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