Merci Monsieur Mosset for creating a dark hole of abysmal-ness you call "art" at Leo Konig gallery that ran from February 10th - March 19th; thank you for the wonderful birthday surprise; when I pulled on the heavy glass door that greets you at Leo Konig Gallery I found "monochromatic art" gingerly placed on the walls. Black canvas after black canvas had invaded the gallery space. I was so offended by the obnoxious pretentiousness of the artists' work/show that my blog "Madame J" was born, so thank you Leo Konig and staff and my special thanks goes out to "artist" Olivier Mosset. Merci beau coup. I've included an excerpt from "artist" Olivier Mosset's press release explaining his inspiration for his show (which I took the liberty of calling/naming "Abysmal-ness of Nothing-ness")
*Oh and p.s. "yes we all know how the art world can be a soul sucking business/existence to/for some artists (i.e. Basquiat), but come on now! Mosset! Forty (40) black paintings, $#1+!!! "*
- Madame J
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From Leo Konig Press release ---
"For this current exhibition, Mosset has anchored the show by presenting 40 identically sized black paintings. Using a material usually reserved for industrial application (specifically truck liner paint), Mosset has created incredibly seductive fetish objects that defy categorical assumptions. Appearing as perfect squares, glossy and textured, the paintings, en masse, are suggestive of the “black hole” of the art market, which sucks everything and everyone that gets close to it into its infinite core. The death of the avant-garde, issues of value and critical rebuttal all rotate within a feedback loop of repetition, only exemplified by the interaction of the works within the space. It is here that the collaborative gesture reigns, the paintings collaborate with the space, and the viewer, independent of affectation. The sheer visual pleasure that these objects evoke is perhaps its own reward."