Oscar T Wilson

CS03

“Infamy”

A conversation between painting and fashion. Abstract expressionism has always had a position within the world of fashion – even if usually on the periphery, even if it was just that they were deemed the height of fashion, Lets be frank (it may be only me, who also thinks this) because they were rather infamous in their own rights.

Anyway in that light, and due to the abstract nature, it seemed right to do an abstract- as they all seem to be, fashion style advert. As, what is fashion without an ad campaign! But more than that an abstract music video. A painting lost in an advert. What about getting lost in infamy, the fragilities of reality.

It’s interesting that to a certain degree there is an innate alure to infamy. From film to music, it has been romanticised and throughout popular culture. In Art no less so, since the great paintings of Caravaggio and beyond stuck in myth and embedded in folk.

It seems to have come out of the competition of the underclass more recently, the mysterious, unknown, secretive and dangerous? Who knows? But it’s a paradox, like many things that hold an allure. Anyway, I sound to myself like a pessimist when I write this – so maybe its institutional critique grandiose, worldly critique, as I revaluate what I personally find alluring.

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