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#CONTEMPORARYCOLLAGE (pretentious attempt at legitimizing DIY art on Instagram thru overused hashtags)

Formally speaking, collage is a term that denotes cutting or tearing pre-printed images from multiple sources and rearranging them into a new field of composition with some sort of adhesion to fix the various pieces of newly assembled image together in a new image. This type of collage is often a marked reveal of the inherent issues with formal images and representation. It is a way to simultaneously address the often overlooked fact that printed images/photographs are not what they represent and how not so obviously flawed image representation is. But in order to get down to the real issues of representation we would be calling this a preface to a much larger and (hopefully) less interesting dissertation on representation with footnotes choking each page half, if not two thirds the way up in a threat to break down the fortress of information by its own references.

What to me is uniquely #collage in the #contemporarycollage of today’s #contemporary is a seriousness in the absurd content that redirected forms conveys when placed by the eye/hand of the one reauthoring the images. Most things that are considered #art in my vernacular have a peculiar way of making me laugh. Not from direct intention of humor, but in a sudden presentation of something that is weighted with #truthiness, which could be argued is the definition of humor. Successful comedians often say that the funniest moments are moments that approach the truth about something that is normally too taboo to approach or something that no one is willing to say that everyone is somehow thinking in such a way that makes them acceptable and comfortable, if at least in that moment. Essentially we get to the facts of things however uncomfortable or obfuscated they are more easily through humor because it is the opposite of threatening. Again I would have a rather large text if I went on about #truth and #facts, so I will just say that there is a definite difference between the truth and what is a fact. Truth is dependent on so many factors and each person has their own unique truth, but facts are universal and can be in direct opposition to truths, which is a societal dilemma that we have not approached to my knowledge and has been thrown for a complete loop in the current American governmental political administration head. I would not like to say that there is a war on facts, though there may be, because I seriously hope that this was all a nightmare that happened only by illegal collusive means which will be soon discovered by the current investigations into just that.

My collages are an attempt to gain a closer look at the facts beyond the truths and I hope they do exactly that or at least piss off a few brainless #trumptards.

For more of my #collusioncollages and other truths go to my instagram:
http://www.instagram.com/transcendentalaccidentalism

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QUARTET OF TRANSCENDENTALACCIDENTALISM COLLAGES


As i step into a wriggling pile of misfortune, I am guided by the power of the incidental juxtaposition of objects made linguistically viable as it’s own vernacular creates itself as I facilitate it to do so by not interfering with what it wants or needs to say. The digitization of images and the development of portable network graphics files that can sit on a background of transparent nothing all around the internet, just waiting for something to search for them and to begin combining them into situations which might just be possible enough to believe. Even if the representation is completely absurd it is completely dependent upon theoretical politics, which are not understood by most American people, even though they are pushed, pulled, and dragged around by it while saying they “don’t like politics”. I often correct their use of the term hoping a light would go off as it did for me at the point when I realized that all things that require other people in order to function as what they are are political by their nature. Many people or a few people, it doesn’t matter. I’m not specifically siting governmental politics, which may appear in these collages, but only served to prove that the most accessible culture in this country is that of its governing bodies. everyday politics and the politics of the digital image are much more relevant with these pieces, but in an effort to point out the layers of politics at play, I will include that for the vast majority of the individual images I use that incorporate within the format, other people took the photographs and prepared them as transparent png files, thus forming a vital political relationship between each other, myself, and the audience. Perhaps the main reason I am comforted by this is that authorship is highly overrated.

But I will get into that some other time.

Eventually ….


simulacrum painting

simulations are always obviously not the real thing. anything you can think of that uses the word simulation manifests some quirky, not-so-equivalent equivalency to the real thing, though simulations in the utilitarian sense are often used prior to the ability to use the real thing. flight simulators have become so sophisticated that perhaps they are an exception, but driving simulators will never reach the kind of operative level as flight for the sole reason that air traffic and road traffic are not even in the same licensing arena, nor are the extensions of the body which create the simulacral manifestation of travel that out performs any natural abilities like walking, running, skipping, rolling, shifting, jerking, pivoting, tucking, snapping, epileptic vibratory locomotivation, or other means of self propulsion.

but not spinning….

im not talking about spinning or gyrating. that would be ridiculous. Who would spin to get from point A to point B? I don’t know. I know of 34 indivials … or rather a group of 32 individuals and their 2 leaders who gyrated in ellipses all the way from Canada to the edge of the Milky Way over the course of a summer. They had #colluded with several top executives in the American Star Federation to be granted temporary embargo relief while wearing vanilla sweaters stitched in lilac and socks of silver lining so that the witness to the full blown fraud fiesta could be better assimilated after being drowned to death every winter without chocolate slacks or berry pants to to keep them covered and sweet to the mouth. Had spinning occurred all hell would have broke loose. #thaticantellyou

in this painting, the subject is set free from most activities involving current computer technology and their operating system softwares. Perhaps it is a dream come true. Perhaps it is a nightmare that all people have after gyrating from the center of a geographical parallelogram to it’s caramel nougat Christmas vest patterned race car with Italian manuscripts in seven Asian languages over the course of 38 minutes. Either way the subject objectively has no fucking hands. How they disembarked is not really indicated, nor are the hands visible, which suggests that perhaps there never were any. If  the viscous red substances splattered about and roping in a pile from the openings at the ends of the subjects arms is blood, then maybe it’s just a #constant. This may not be a tragic narrative after all. I can also speculate that this flowing mess is food. Why? Because I am very hungry and want to eat some food. If that food comes out at the wrists, then I got no problem with that.

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Maybe you know what’s going on here. The artist that painted this image is a Dutch-German Chocolate Cake from California and does not take responsibility for assumed content in any of his paintings. Generally speaking, assumed content coupled with exaggerated and gestural form is basically the approach. trying to critique some meaningful message or narrative from it can only end badly, so I suggest that you don’t try.

if you truly cannot help yourself, then leave a comment which specific“efficiently describes the size of the opening needed to place the money that will be `used to purchase this fine work.

*do not cut your hands off at the wrists thinking a viscous candy will poor from the opened ends that you can lap up or sell to children. Just don’t do it if for no other reason that it would be hard to use your touchscreen device.

PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 2017

A new collection of work is coming down the pipe. Somewhat of a departure from the SNAKES AND EGGS Collage work I’ve been doing, these newer pieces are rooted in the ideas of writing, language, graffiti, and the postmodern practice of using a pre-existing image or material that carries a weight of signification that is altered or alters that which is applyied over it.

these are the first two in the series with many more completed and even more planned after that. Though they remain in a digital state, they were created with the intention to print.

check back or follow to see the new work as it comes out every week

 

PHYSICAL GRAFFITI - California Garter Snake

California Garter Snake

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Metaphysical Algebraic Copyright®

 

One for Monday … and the coming years

Meaning Lesson 101 - Fish and Water

a little subtle in suggestion, perhaps, but no less impactful in its lessons that teach us the meaning of fish.

HAMMERHEADSHARK HORSEBACKRIDING



HAMMERHEADSHARK HORSEBACKRIDING

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I have been on some thing about hammerhead sharks for about a week or so now and still can’t break down the semiotic equation into understandable, relatable signs. Perhaps it’s their pre-historic shaped head that has had no need of evolving or maybe it’s the way they congregate in giant vortex swimming patterns in the pacific ocean for mating purposes .. or for more sublime purposes that have to do with the other reason I believe I have been drawn to them .. their use of the magnetic field of the planet for more than we should assume we know.

But that is what contemporary art essentially is .. the working of a content problem through paradigmatic and syntagmatic signs in a closed system (a canvas or virtual canvas) with illusory borders that indicate a framework for the set of variables in the equation…. that’s painting. At least that’s part of what painting should be.

this is our kitchen.

with hammerhead sharks.