Robert Wallace

Ephemera

 

 

Yukata 

 

Terashima-ya Yahei Co. Uji

 

Lake Biwa 

 

Yukata

 

 

Studio Notes

Some good things have come from my frustration with a painting in the past.  The scraper is my reset tool.  Tear it all away and see what's left.  As best I can tell, nothing interesting is left following this procedure.

Maybe I am just out of ideas.

 

Studio Notes

This feels like speaking a foreign language, one at which you are not very proficient.  Some thoughts or ideas are communicated, but just as many are completely lost.  I don't understand these paintings.  Not today.

 

Studio Notes

Sometimes it seems we paint only to remember who we are.  If this act, applying paint to a surface, defines who we are, we mustn't stop for risk of vanishing.  A painter must paint.

 

Studio Notes

Too long off the brushes.  This is good and bad.  It is a fresh start and a clean break from whatever I was doing before.  But there is a relearning, a de-rusting of the painting muscles.  This takes time and there is inevitably some ugliness I must work through.

Sometimes I can see the potential of a painting, just one small section.  How to pull that out of the mud, that is the challenge.

 

 

Light string

 

 Oars

 

 Moriyama onions

 

Yanagi Baba-dori shop front

 

 

Checklist

 

1.  Haunted by the past

2.  Stupid girl

3.  A place made for leaving

4.  The little defeats add up

5.  The holy man

6.  A hopelessness grows

7.  "rebuilding the old days”

8.  "Ain’t got the change of a nickel”

9.  Not for sale

10. Buddha smile

11. ちがいます

12. Moved by inaudible tones

13. Magnetic resonance

14. I’ve got some matches; looking for some bridges

15. Bending to the sun

16. Losing half of the sonic information

17. Out of reach

18. Stitched together

19. The last beer

20. He said to himself

21. The questions pile up

22. Live outside the System

23. Number 25

24. What are you selling?

25. La poétesse

26. How do I get to Wednesday?

27. Simultaneity

28. Change the guidance language

29. Warming old bones

30. Impulse

31. Between yesterday and today

32. Reject empire

33. Degrees

 

 

Ohara tree

 

Electric

 

Garden

 

Boots 

 

 

This is a short film produced on the occasion of my exhibition Checklist at be-kyoto gallery in Kyoto, Japan 2017.

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