On the occasion of Julien Nguyen’s solo exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (June 4-August 13, 2021).
Hey I got lost reading this--and--I love Julien from following him on twitter...
But this article vivisects him in such a way that it seems he has now replaced Jesse Waugh (RIP) as my favorite living artist.
All compliments to you for writing in such a way that I can do three things at once:
* Remain enthralled with the subject
* Constantly open the dictionary w/ a 'right click'
* Know that I'm out of my league, but still welcome
Fascinating article. That Ave Maria, very impressive, reminded me of the work of Leonora Carrington or Remedios Varo. Interesting to see the scythe-like knife as her prosthetic right hand, like the ceremonial ones used by Druids to cut and collect herbs. I know a magician forger who makes similar ones. Being so sharp, I don't interpret it as a "hook" but as a knife.
This is really good: "That which dwells “among the untrodden ways” holds a deeper, darker sway than Hermes, who at least extended us the courtesy of a crossroads."