Thursday, September 5, 2013

Phyllis Bramson: Love and Affection in a Hostile World

Uploaded on Jan 14, 2012
An artist statement on video.
Phyllis Bramson paints from her wholly-owned perspective of Fragonard, Chinese pleasure books, bawdy ashtrays, and the provocative Art that cartoons hope they grow up to be.
Painting/collaging in her Chicago studio, discussing her work with a minimum of artspeak and a maximum of intimate detail, she invites the audience for a revealing studio visit. read more

"I use images that are infused with lighthearted arbitrariness and amusing anecdotes about love and affection, in an often cold and hostile world. Mostly, I am making work that percolates forth life’s imperfections: that doesn’t take decorum all that seriously, refusing to separate manners of taste from larger questions about “good behavior.”