my apt is a complete wreck right now as i pack and get ready to move into our new place on Saturday. of course this is happening while im trying to finish up the new i still love you nyc website, do a bunch of guest video style blogging for a new video blog (ill tell you more soon) aaand go to a really amazing art show tomorrow night of paintings done by my friend Matthew Palmer, and i have: no space and no unpacked clothes! ha! maybe ill take my wigs and make a cape of my very own…
Make Up Your Mind by Steven Whore //Music: Delta Maid and Ed Harcourt // Concept & Cinematography: Nick Knight and Ruth Hogben
When speaking about his work, Matthew says, “I use painting to depict the inter-woven relationship between reality and media. Modern cultures’ engagement with technology allows one to blur the lines between fantasy and reality into an interchangeable network. By using general figures and manipulated icons and situations, I create an environment all its own. Embedded in both the desire for beauty and destruction for what exists and what is culturally constructed. I employ a satirical, sometimes tongue-in-cheek sarcasm in my paintings to create a playful critique of societal conduct.
Using a clash of colors, styles and generational references, my paintings display energetic and explosive situations. I combine methods of realism, abstract expressionism, futurism and pop art into a single environment, creating a tension in the space of the painting giving the context plausibility.”