July 10th, 2012 - 05:32 PM
Philosopher and self-taught artist Georges Mathieu lived inside his art, splashed and texted color onto canvas, not on the floor, living the battle inside his art, straight up, not bent over like a drunk. His art was the text and he the context. Deconstruction twenty years before his time. Ninety-one years of life says something about his artwork, as well as the glorious medium of oil.
Yesterday, I saw his pictures in Life magazine, the same ones I saw yesterday, 1952 I think, camouflaged soldier shooting at the enemy hiding in the bush. VC or NVA or something evil like that.