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Fine Art B.A., Philosophy Diploma
10 The paintings of Justin Stansfield begin where Ad Reinhardt’s black paintings stopped. “The last paintings anyone can paint” said Reinhardt, of his late black all over painted canvasses. Out of this blackness then, came the first paintings. Inspiration for how to paint or, how a painting could look, came from Lawrence Weiner’s early propeller paintings of the 1960s, these small canvasses of the same size, taken from a television set’s test pattern after the programmes had ended, struck Stansfield in their simple honesty as the perfect way in which to render to form his own ideas and images which were quickly beginning to take shape and unfold at that time. A serious devotion and potentiality towards painting was gleaned one night from the art documentary ‘Storming the Citadel’ which followed the abstract expressionist artist Robert Motherwell’s journey from ignored outsider to contested insider. “In the history of all art there was never a moment as hated as abstract expressionism", Motherwell had said. After graduating from art school in the mid-nineties Stansfield moved to London and, as he himself has said, “forgot all about art”. It wasn’t until the late nineties (when a kind of epiphany occurred one night while watching television), that he started to paint again. The first of which was the now iconic painting ‘Global Communication’. From London he moved to Andalucía, Spain, where due to the light, the paintings took on a completely new appearance, as though they... ... (Read more)
Antwerpen, BE

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Other, Other
3000 EUR

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1500 EUR

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3000 EUR

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Painting, Other
3000 EUR
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