"The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within that prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness." Andre Malraux


02 October, 2011

Ross Chisholm

A mostly dreary Saturday at the Chelsea galleries -- both on the ground & in the sky -- was temporarily brightened by the unique paintings of Ross Chisholm at Marc Jancou. His haunting images are like degraded old photos, or paintings that have been left in a corner of the attic for one too many generations, simultaneously providing a narrative & denying its satisfying conclusion. Somehow I wasn't at all surprised to learn he is English, though I'm hard pressed to describe why (maybe a bit of Bacon's influence on his style?).



Drastic Plan Plastic-Man



Seminal Lloyd (3)



Tonight Have Stopped



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