Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Extraordinary Ordinary - Traffic Gallery Floors, Dubai...


Take a lump of Turner, add a dollop of Rothko and Kline, a healthy sprinkling of Twonbly and Newman, a tablespoon of Tapies, with perhaps a pinch of Salcedo and a smidgen (according to taste) of Basquiat - and you have the floors of the Traffic Gallery in Dubai... These concrete floors, saturated with the almost forensic markings and stains of past exhibitions and events, can also provide a crawling myriad of suggestive and analogous, Rorschach inkblot like, figurines across its monochrome planes... In their subtle vibrancy they provide a germane backdrop to the work on display...















6 comments:

maja Kinnemark said...

did any one ever call you pretentious?
I'm just kidding, I also love this. Thank you for being so pretentious =)

maja Kinnemark said...

the pictures are just smashing!

Thomas said...

Pretentious... Moi..?

Thanks... It's nice to occasionally use the camera on a vertical axis rather than the usual more horizontal one...

maja Kinnemark said...

rightly so

Ghadah said...

You forgot a thimbleful of Google Earth.

Thomas said...

What on EARTH was I thinking about..?!