I’ve a problem with Ben Aronson. His work always makes me balance like a pendulum, between :
- Naah this guy is too dexterous, he paints too much, he trusts too much his talents, it’s crafty knacky laziness, like “I know I’m good, fuck it”.
- Ohhh this is so exquisito-gorgeous! Look at this light! Vibrating! We could almost feel the wind and the sun and the shadows and hear the cars. He got the mood and heart of this street!
Therefore I keep watching. His flowers are gorgeous. I admit he “felt” Paris’ streets. I like when he’s attracted to more abstraction. I like this paradox, it’s realistic but not at all : there’s a pendulum with expressionism, a speed, a movement. It’s realistic from afar, but not at all if you look closer…
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Raoul Hynckes (1893-1973) was a Dutch/Belgian painter. Long life, different styles! Impressionism, still lifes, and then “this” realism I love so much : trying to capture the soul or the moment of a place. Yes, like Stephen Shore did at times in the USA…
There’s nobody, only places. These places say something, right? I love his sunny/shade work…
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Andrew Haines has a talent for light, or for shadows… I keep watching his work in a awe.
What is his secret… to make these banal places so… what’s the word, here?
This “realism” has the capacity of making of feel “as if” you were there, right? I can almost feel the air, the wind…
Isn’t it the power of poetry?