Abstract painting - Alien teddy bear dance party

Abstract painting – Alien teddy bear dance party
Materials: Acrylic on MDF board
Dimensions: 51 x 92 cm
Painted: 2018

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The story behind

Abstract painting – Alien teddy bear dance party

Early in 2018 Bert heard a familiar sound, a whistling, whooshing and popping. He went out into the backyard to investigate and sure enough the fuchsia coloured disc with a central bulge spaceship descended and landed. This time a different alien appeared once the door popped open.

A big orange coloured, furry, alien, teddy bear with no clothing except a big red bow tie around it’s neck stood at the boarding ramp of the spaceship.
“Hey Bert I heard you’ve been sad of late. Do you want to go to a party?”
“Sure!” was the reply and Bert climbed aboard the spaceship.

After seven minutes of flight time Bert arrived at the alien teddy bear’s planet – it was called “Yolbahalbanork.” They exited the spaceship in the middle of what can only be described as an enormous dance party of teddy bears. The teddy bears were all naked (except for colourful bow ties) and dancing to music which was a strange combination of techno, punk rock and jazz. The field they danced in was lit up by colourful lights amongst an assortment of strange sculptures of fornicating aliens. Bert got naked and joined in the unbelievably wild dance party as best as he could.

Why

Bert strives to create beautiful art. He wants people to see the actual painted surface as being incredibly beautiful with its dense array of colourful splotches, flicks, dabs and runs.
Secondary to that is the crazy story and image behind the work.

How

  • Using a paintbrush to paint a stroke, dot or line
  • Flicking paint from a loaded brush
  • Using a finger to manipulate paint already on the surface
  • Dropping a droplet of paint from a brush
  • Pouring an amount of paint into a puddle
  • Tilting the board to make wet paint run across the board
  • Adding oil based paint to acrylic paint
  • Using a syringe to squirt paint in a direction
  • Using a syringe to drop a droplet of paint
  • Using a large brush to apply paint to a large area
  • Removing half dry paint off by washing painting off with a hose
  • Removing and smudging paint with a rag
  • Using a can of spray paint

Bert’s compositional approach is very much like taking a photographic image and tearing it up into small strips, shapes, confetti like circular pieces and throwing them up into the air. Only to have them fall in a completely random manner on the board. Each piece of the torn photo occupying it’s own space, and all the pieces landing in the original image space.

Bert’s abstract paintings are just a torn imaginary photograph.

From the mind of a complete and utter lunatic.

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