JOEL MAXIME JR. WEBSIGHT
Decisions, Decisions
2014
Acrylic, industial and house paints on cardboard
3,1/2ftx5,1/5
$500
This is another sketch from my pad that made it to fruition. After hearing my girl friend Dominique and seeing my sister Josie's reaction to it, I knew it must be painted. I hadn't painted a real composition in over five years, and a drawing in about twenty years, but Josie and Dominique are never wrong about these things. I borrowed yellow paint from my friend Reggie El and took a large card board box from our new tenant Alice, leaving it exposed to act as pigment (which I couldn't afford at the time anyway) in Haitian tradition and also playing on the "Paper BagTest" known too well in the African Diaspora.
This piece is made as an homage to Matisse and Picasso. The tones are all those that exist on a skin, but cubed and washed to look like textile and masonry.
Currently on display at Independence in Hyde Park.
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