The Kick-About #55 ‘Basquiat’

A color and form explosion inspired by Basquiat.

Red's Kingdom

Our last Kick-About together was characterised by a whirl of ingenuity, with our community of artists reaching for ad-hoc materials and digging out old tools by which to produce their ‘new works in a short time’. With Jean-Michel Basquiat’s paintings as this edition’s start-point, the range of work is no less inventive, and in common with Basquiat’s Untitled (1981), offers up an intriguing x-ray of the creative mind.

Graeme Daly

“Some expressionistic ramblings for this Basquiat prompt, feeling very much cathartic and automatic. I am sure there’s some hidden meanings in there somewhere!”

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Francesca Maxwell

“I always find Basquiat fascinating, mostly because I cannot paint like him, so it is a sort of magic to me.  To try and paint something inspired by him was a challenge, and, at the same time, it gave me a sense of freedom I haven’t felt…

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17 responses to “The Kick-About #55 ‘Basquiat’”

  1. philgomm says :

    Thank you Kerfe – as always! X

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  2. janetweightreed10 says :

    I love these colourful, energetic images:)

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  3. Ingrid says :

    I enjoyed the artwork here, Kerfe, thank you!

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  4. Graeme Daly says :

    Thanks for sharing Kerfe! 🙂

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  5. Zettl Friedrich says :

    wonderful works!


  6. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Awesome artwork and a beautiful post, Marta.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Powerful artwork and words, Kerfe. A stark commentary on the issues of the day. I too hope for some good news one of these days.

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  8. robbiesinspiration says :

    HI Kerfe, this topic certainly brought out some dark themes. I liked what you did very much. Quite amazing that blotting out parts of text allows for the creation of something quite new.

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