About the Book
Grotesque Banalities and Trite Repulsions (or GBTR for short) is what I call the body of paintings and drawings I started work on in 2005. This book documents each of those works. It also provides a definitive practical and conceptual resource for GBTR through an interview and several illustrated essays. My desire was to sketch out as much of the notional warp and woof that the effort abides by as is possible, much like a college thesis paper. But because this is really about the pictures, I’ve allowed them to dominate including extreme details beside each full reproduction. That way, what isn’t explained in the text can be left up to the inexplicable poetry of what the work does when it finds itself in the silent space behind your optic nerves. I hope you’ll grant this effort safe passage into that expanse despite it's grotesque banality and trite repulsiveness.
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Jan 29, 2015
- Language English
- Tags CCAD, SVA, Aaronzeem, WV, Huntington, realism, provocative, edgy, subversive, macabre, grotesque, painting, drawing, painter, writer, artist, Columbus College of Art Design., School of Visual Art, The Poo Syndicate, Postmasters Gallery, Bravin Lee Programs, The Drawing Center, PPOW Gallery, New York, West Virginia, photo collage, art writing, New York City, Aaron Zimmerman