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Rococo irl

Posted in art by Possum of Possum's blogg on October 17, 2010

 

 

Another of those quite rare irl works – this one from a year ago, and like so much of this blog;  inspired by Watteau.

Materials: Pastell and Flache colour on Oilpainting-paper on canvas with fragmented frame  of painted cardboard.

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Posted in art by Possum of Possum's blogg on November 26, 2009

I could have spent for ever on this image but i decided to put it up in an unfinished state in stead.

Anyway, on the pretentious side, i feel i have rediscovered the therapeutic side of making images in the last years. Growing up with two therapist parents and having a real nag for over intellectualizing traumas and feelings i sometimes get absolutely stuck in analyzing events i still have to strong emotions about to really be able to distance myself sufficiently from them. At points where i find myself trying to distance myself from something that feels to threatening to turn my back on for even a second (for example for the purpose of dinstancing my self from them) making images of the feelings as one does in art therapy often makes me able to see sides of them i otherwise wouldn’t have dared glance at. Well here’s depressing image number one anyway; you took

On the same note, i’m currently working on a larger project, an abstrat image..or actually more like  four images of four stages in life surrounding death (not your own death of obviously or it would have said preceding since i’m not a big fan of the whole afterlife thing) but the experience of losing people close to you.. or to be moderately personal..losing my mother. I’m aware that it sounds somewhat depressing or pretentious but i think i have sufficient distance in that case to actually find it mostly interesting to reflect on what happens to your perception of time and the organization of your thoughts at traumatic times in hour life… the most depressing part of it actually…witch is in itself a bit depressing… is constructing the last image/phase that concerns how your life comes together afterwards…

A Darker Rococo

Posted in art by Possum of Possum's blogg on November 8, 2009

The two latest images commissioned by sprezzatura. The theme is commentary on an excerpt from a rather wellknown diary kept by one of the ministers of louis XV’s court, the comte d’argenson.

The excerpt in my own translation: The Dauphin (crown prince) and the princesses become melancholic and devote them selves without constraints to their peculiar taste; they wont see and will never speak to others: they love to talk of death and catafalks; in the dark antechamber they amuse themselves by playing quadrille in the light of a yellow wax candle, and with delight they tell each other: “Nous sommes morts” (we are dead).

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Crying Possum – Hidden Panda

Posted in art by Possum of Possum's blogg on October 9, 2009

Two more images comissioned by Sprezzatura, for more on that see previous posts.

These two images were inspired bu the common fable theme in eighteenth century art, such as it is exhibited in the many adaptions of Fontains fables and in the butterfly works of Charles Germain de Saint Aubin and by my recently failed relationship. You will be able to see the images full size and hear a little more about them at later date courtesy of Sprezzatura.

Crying Possum

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Hidden Panda

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Fragonard dans l’hôpital

Posted in art, erotic by Possum of Possum's blogg on October 7, 2009

The second comission by sprezzatura, a hospital theme just like the last one but this time in conjunction with another eighteenth century artist, Fragonard – my own suggestion.

As with the last 0ne: If you like the image and would really like to be notified if it becomes available as a print ( there’s been talk of it) just mail me at techteur@gmail.com and i’ll save your adress and notify you.

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Hôpital Watteau

Posted in architecture, art by Possum of Possum's blogg on October 6, 2009

The first image i recently made as a commission for coming web- magazine Sprezzatura, made by two boys who found me through this very blog (you can see their comments on earlier posts). The image will be published in full size by sprezzatura later (probabely in quite a long time). If you like the image and would really like to be notified if it becomes available as a print ( there’s been talk of it) just mail me at techteur@gmail.com and i’ll save your adress and notify you.

The next image commissioned by sprezzatura can be seen here soon, probabely this week.

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The images have been made according to themes construed by me and the commisioners together, the theme of this one is a commentary on what a hospital designed by the french early eighteenth century artist Antoine Watteau might look like. As you can see, my interpretation of the theme is not very literal but rather symbolic, for more on that you’ll have to read their publication.

Rococo light analysis

Posted in architecture, art by Possum of Possum's blogg on September 3, 2009

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Gyniecoco – “paint” style

Posted in art, erotic by Possum of Possum's blogg on August 18, 2009

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Gyniecoco

I’ve been working on a comission lately and haven’t had much time to post, but now i’m finaly working on something to post here again.

Gyniecoco, a much larger image of witch the image above is a part, is the first entirely (digitally) “handpainted” work i’ve done in a while, and i’m enjoying it thoroughly, really few things can be as fun as letting an image flow entirely according to intuition with only a minimum of intellectual intereference.

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I’ve used only solid pixels while working on Gyniecoco, like i’ve previously done in the threadlessproposal “Modern crafts” and when i was 17 in my gymnasium (high school) arts-project. Gyniecoco however is much more detailed since it’s not made in good old “Paint”, it retains more of a classic drawn appearance contrasting with the pixelated detail in a way i like, it’s at the same time more artsy craftsy and more obviously digital than what i’ve usually done lately.

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selfportrait as seventeen year old, made in good old “Paint”

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part of my gymnasium (high school) arts project, made in good old “Paint”

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Posted in Uncategorized by Possum of Possum's blogg on January 16, 2009

dear readers…if any are left, long time no blog

I’ve been working on my new website, www.techteur com and on a threadless proposal, that is- a t-shirt proposal…

if you want you can help me get the t-shirt printed by clicking this link, signing up for threadless, wich is free, and scoring the tee really high…

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