The Kick-About #55 ‘Basquiat’
A color and form explosion inspired by Basquiat.
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.
“Some expressionistic ramblings for this Basquiat prompt, feeling very much cathartic and automatic. I am sure there’s some hidden meanings in there somewhere!”
“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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