Thursday, October 28, 2010
I actually found this painting for sale on craigslist, which may be frowned upon by art elitists. I do think this is a strong piece, though. Compositionally, it works to have all of the spermatozoa (or neurons? these are two things I typically look for in art, I guess, and two things I find to be somewhat visually synonymous) congregating in the center, and having the painting split down the middle creates tension. You want this to be one painting, but if it were it might be less interesting. It works. The illuminated sperm cells are especially beautiful. Maybe the whole idea of the piece is supposed to be one big play on words... "Dicktyp diptych"