Art Image of the week by Barnaby Furnas
Sorry for the delay again.. Somehow I got
screwed picked to be on a Jury Trail.. so I've been without internet all week. Can you image..? Picking someone as biased, jaded and judgmental as MAO to be on your Jury.. OMG.. talk about scrapping the bottom of the moral barrel! I almost feel sorry for the apparently totally guilty defendant! But that's another story... now ..back to our AIOTW...
So this weeks image is by Artist Barnaby Furnas.. This large painting is titled "Dual, 2004." It's an oil painting and measures 325 x 193 cm. I believe the scene "depicts two ex-presidents in battle, simply for the sake of seeing the beauty of the carnage in slow motion."
Interestingly.. For this young artist, I've not seen much written on Barnaby's work lately.. but you may remember him from his hot debut a few years ago. He's one of the
overhyped 2000 Columbia University, MFA super stars who had his first show at Marianne Boesky Gallery in 2002.
Barnaby's use of hot colors, and intense hyperactive narrative scenes have always been an attraction to collectors.
Here's some background info..
and a little more
So what do you think?
A Young Art Star who burned out quickly?
Still a major force in modern painting of the new century?
All Washed up at age 33?
or A fresh voice, gliding effortlessly between the worlds of representation and abstraction?
All thoughts welcome..