Monday, more things to grap at, grap grap grap, today we wish to share with you the art of Chicago painter Gregory Jacobsen
Gregory Jacobsen – “I paint figures, focusing on the little bits that obsess me…a little flab hanging over a waistband, ill-fitting shoes, underbites and exciting flags held in dainty orifices. Over the years this work has developed into piles…meat, junk and fruit constructed into heroic yet pathetic towers spattered with gloppy sauce. The work is absurd, grotesque and a bit brutal but I try to bring the viewer in with lush and glowing surfaces. Essentially the work is about human failure and weakness groomed and developed to be an asset”.
Gregory Jacobsen is represented by Zg Gallery in Chicago.(who seem to have some rather wonderful paintings from Molly Briggs on show right now)
“Lovely Little Girls is the avant-rock band that I front in collaboration with bassist/guitarist Alex Perkolup. Started as a performance piece in 2001, the project has evolved into a full band that uses theater and performance as its foundation. Using my paintings as a starting point, I write lyrics about sex, food, humiliation and abject undignified death by using a cut-and-paste approach. Words are meticulously arranged from cookbooks, encyclopedias, pulp novels and industry handbooks. Alex and I then write linear-suites around these lyrics where a line like “can’t taste comfortably plump, brutish handsome belly up, bulge bodied still damp, help upright by sweaty hands” becomes a convoluted chant sung to an absurd and twisting melody. Inspired by artists such as Fred Frith, Magma, Arrigo Barnabe, The Residents and Captain Beefheart, we strive to make the avant-garde accessible”.
Lovely Little Girls – Undulate/Buttocks of Gloss
Meanwhile, a couple of weeks ago we introduced London-based French artist Clotilde Lataille and her pink paint poured in a Paris street. We speculated over what she might do with the space she was to occupy as part of the recent Back in Black show at Cultivate, well here’s what she did….