Tuesday, April 1, 2014

GENESIS: Gordon Skinner / April 1, 1977

Gordon Skinner. Image via raggsnewhaven.tumblr.com.
BlackArtistNews  | April 1, 2014

Like untreated scabs infected with anger and frustration, Gordon Skinner’s rough-hewed paintings are a plangent cry for the need to heal the wounds of the social and economically injured. His defiant aesthetic is a hard reminder that the world ain’t a pretty picture; it can be vulgar and crude and wrong. Fortunately, there is a silver lining: the undeniable truth that the will of an artist is to create understanding and clearly (as the embedded video below illustrates) Skinner’s practice is not so much about the struggle to exist, but a way to transcend the pain and suffering that comes with living.

Gordon Skinner on tumblr.

Gordon Skinner on Facebook.

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