Dieter Roth - Worktables
"The genesis of these works dates from the 1980s, when Roth decided to place gray cardboard mats on the worktables in the studios of his various homes and apartments.
He initially used them as writing mats, covering them with doodles, sketches, and all the ‘traces of domestic activities,’ as he put it.
The mats eventually became the foundation for all manner of collages and assemblages, a progression through time with continually shifting arrangements of objects and drawings, their seemingly anarchic placement achieving a certain ‘symmetrical ornamentation.’”
I’m officially naming this award season “the year stars stopped giving a fuck”
Above are step-by-step photos for my latest painting. As you can see, I start with simple shapes and build the painting slowly as a whole. Generally, I focus on color, not drawing. I do have black silhouettes in this painting, but generally I stand by the tried and true impressionistic mantra: a shift in light is a change in color, not value.
I also want to point out that I use reference photos just for the sake of drawing; I don’t rely on them to judge color. Luckily, I’ve spent enough time at this statue to know what the colors are like.
I was a different person every month this year.
There’s not a second of regret in all of that.
Colorful Stairs, Tehran, Iran