Monday, November 19, 2012

Mel Bochner

I visited the Whitechapel Gallery when in London recently.I saw the Mel Bochner: If the Colour Changes exhibition and was very inspired.

Descending from phrases such as ‘top dog’ and ‘king of the hill’ into macho mantras such as ‘rule with an iron hand’, the latest paintings of American artist Mel Bochner (b. 1940) use a thesaurus to generate word chains that are both mordantly funny and bursting with colour.