Sunday, January 28, 2007

Odd Nerdrum at the Forum

My friend, Mark Korsak, and I went to see the Odd Nerdrum exhibit at the Forum Gallery. The canvas are huge and the paint is masterful...although I didn’t really connect with them until I closed in on the key figures, but when you do connect, it’s a powerful hit. And you could say that the work is strangely...science fictional.

4 comments:

Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

I too, love Nerdrum's stuff in an odd(no pun) way. The more you look, the more there is to see. Has the same attraction as Bacon's, and sometimes Giger's work-deformity and disease. Things seem ill at ease and dystopian as a thread that runs in his work.

Jack Ruttan said...

That's quite a name.

What I saw of his work here reminded me of cosmic Bourgereau. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing.

Anonymous said...

i have find the technique to paint like masters such as Rembrandt or Rubens just observing the nerdrum paintings, and the secret is not in the use of varnishes and resins, it can help us but is not the most important thing.. the luminosity of Rubens and the claroscuro of rembrandt, nerdrum have the same technique of them, but nerdrum have developep more than they, Nerdrum is incredible but also he needs to improve his drawing and try to paint, like rembrandt metals precious stones and a lot of escorzos, his psycology is better, Nerdrum Rembrandt en su vejez encontro lo que tu has desarrollado y que has buscado desde joven, esa impresion sicologica que te hace ser el mwejor de todos los pintores, ahora que he descubierto tu tecnica, quisiera ir mas alla asi como tu has alcanzado nuevos limites en tus valiosisimas pinturas ...my email is erikaprr@hotmail.com

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