You mentioned that you paint and left me a simple card. Well I am breathless. Is it really you who painted all those marvelous paintings? I have to know because the works are masterful. If you asked me which of the paintings I liked, I would be forced to say ALL OF THEM. There is such a variety of styles, ideas, moods that one should not just browse but inspect no more than 5 at most 6 at a time.
Kari: was that really the message you wanted to leave me after all these years..? Really? "Good enough, I guess" - "Lively up yourself a little." And you leave an email that's not your own ("Keith" - or "happydudes@etcetc" - doesnt seem to know who you are at all..) What was the point of that, really..? How odd..
Well.. your work is good enough, i guess... is there a reason why there has to be SO much mystery involved?? If this is where you're at now... where will you be in a couple months.. next year?? What (who) could you possibly be working on now? Lively up yourself a little.
Wow!!! I just looked at your website young man & what can I say?? I think one of the words the youngsters use these days is AWESOME :))) but it does not begin to describe zee pleasure felt ;-) Seriously, how can you be so damn prolific?? So many amazing pictures & the site itself is put together beautifully. Chapeau my dear, Chapeau! Well, when I get rich & famous perhaps I'll commission a portrait... ? to go on my Solo album once I make it? (working on that...)
J'ai découvert votre site par hasard, j'ai parcouru vos peintures une à une, et c'est sublime ce que vous faites. Mon attention s'est concentrée sur "La Citadelle". J'y reviens souvent, j'ai un vrai coup de foudre pour cette oeuvre. Elle me rappelle le Yemen, l'architecture de ses habitations très particulières, et la métaphore de la concentration d'un monde "tenu" entre ciel et terre. Il y a beaucoup de sensibilité dans votre peinture, quelque chose d'intemporel qui unit celui qui s'y attarde, en orientant son regard sur l'éternité qui se dégage de l'éphémère de nos scènes quotidiennes.
I have just stumbled across your website. Your work has gone from strength to strength. I confess that you partly inspired me to give up my life in New York to commit myself to developing my own work, yet to date I lack your tenacity and focus. Perhaps I need to come to terms with my life as a sybarite...
Bravo pour le nouveau site et surtout pour cette magnifique peinture. Vous êtes un grand artiste de ce siècle et si je suis élu, je vous accorderai la nationalité Française sans detour, malgré vos origines pour ainsi dire... louches.
Well baby... the new paintings are wonderful...as I knew they would be. Particularly the Moroccan Street scenes. You have created an environment that the viewer is invited to enter and move around in. Also liking the more painterly quality of Cockfight 2!!!
Well done - I miss you much, brother.
Travelling through your fabulous website has turned my reality upside out. Smitten by your talent, i have given Brad the heave-ho and shall retreat into reclusive, humble adoration of you and your art, until you deign take notice of me.
They are like If you peered through stained glass windows. A mess of blue and yellow.
Your paintings seem to glare at you as you go.
Enticed within the trap of color. There is a gleam of pure logic... i also see a glimpse of joy that you discover through the work, trapped in hues....aka-love them.
I have been in your page and enjoyed it. I specially like the portraits and enjoyed also the close/ups. Go ahead with the linking, I will link your page also as soon as I have the chance.Hasta la vista.
Manu - www.manucoloma.com
Wish I were there, in the midst of your world, but I am here and love, everywhere. Thanks for sharing. On attend la cuvée 2005 avec appétit. Le manque rend le goût plus insistant. Keep feeding us from your beautiful mind.
Memory is a rich and challenging exploration. Your work is a time/space trip for me in the way you open the door, collapse perspective and let the viewer in. Youre work is a fine example of the vitality of the medium. Fantastic work.
Good morning. I am the gallery owner Annabelle Cayrol told you about in Fribourg. I find your work very strong and interesting. I will try to organize a visit to Prague this year unless, of course you happen to be coming to Switzerland.....Best regards
Undertow II ... I think you painted her for me. I think my life feels like this painting... alone, calm, the water alleviating the pressure of the outside world, reflection, a little melancholy but breaking through...
See, Mickey? The peanut gallery weighs in. You're becoming a phenomenon. But where are you, we all wonder? Still hiding behind that fake email address? Didn't you want an answer? Also, the list of people curious to see your work is growing. Send your website a.s.a.p. You never know, might get a buyer and kill another bird with your sticks & stones :-D Anyway: if you want the answer to your post, click here
I have to agree with the comments below... House painter mentality...
Sorry Jess I do not think Mickey is coming back. But it would be good fun to hear (see) some type of "professional" painter philosophy
A guy named Mickie painted my house once. Very, very amateurish (one word). Did nothing to our hallway but fill it with garbage. Perhaps a visit to the big American Tru-cote factory and an even stroke with the paint roller would've helped him improve his technique, but he seemed to have a real lack of vision and too much time on his hands to truly focus on his craft. The houses were there, but he just spent his time on the Internet, writing ridiculous critiques. Dat you Mickie?
A. Jadayne. Professional Art Critic (BSA)
Very very amateur ish, the kind of picture making that really does nothing to the artworld except fill it more with garbage. Perhaps a visit to the big american artists and a real look at art history may help you get better but really i feel that you have a real lack of vision in your artworks, u have a subject matter but the realisation just looks poor.
Mickie MA (RCA)
Very empressed by your art. Wish i could find the proper words to express the depth of the emotion that I felt through them. Must use words that aren´t sufficient enough to describe such art work.....I can only say Thank you. It made my evening.