By the Book: Stanford Kay

Another great find from the creative explorer that is Artsy Forager… This one especially appeals… For obvious reasons!

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I don’t always read Artist Statements but sometimes one just describes the artist’s work and vision so perfectly that I don’t feel like there is any way my words can improve upon it.  Such is the case of New York artist Stanford Kay.  His artist statement was so completely lovely, I’d like to let him speak for his own work.

“At first, there is paint and desire. Paint is applied, removed, and applied again.  It makes suggestions. It is edited without mercy. The image and the need to signify arrive later. Books as images within these paintings offer formal modernist possibilities while also serving as an embodiment of content.”

“Both paintings and books are vessels for ideas, experience and memory.  The books we read and the paintings we love and choose to live with, 
define us.  A book requires the reader to assemble images and ideas out of its signs and symbols. Likewise, a painting asks that you translate its strokes and drips into…

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Sometimes you just feel it and don’t know why!

Ok, so sometimes I see work and think… ‘that’s not me, not my style and the subject matter is not what floats my boat but…..’ yes, I am really enjoying this, and sometimes it’s great NOT to know why!

See what it does for you…

Sage Vaughn - Ruby Throats
Sage Vaughn – Ruby Throats
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Sage Vaughn – The Judge
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Sage Vaughn – Ring Cycle II

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