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Bad Painting Phase 2: reduction

The reduction of a painting to its title or even to the memory of it is the core idea of this section of Bad Painting Phase 2. I would like to keep this page as a work-in-progress description of the artistic process of work and thought. The latest development is on the top.

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30 June 2020, Margate, UK

several paintings based on Bad Paintings

 

Bad Painting reduction number 164 by Jay Rechsteiner

Bad Painting Reduction based onBad Painting 164: An angry father is yelling at his daughter and telling her that
she is stupid and will never achieve anything in life.
61cm x 76cm, acrylic on canvas

 

Bad Painting reduction number 23 by Jay Rechsteiner

Bad Painting Reduction based on Bad Painting number 23:
4-year old beaten, locked up, drowned, starved & force-fed salt by mother & stepdad.
61cm x 76cm, acrylic on canvas

 

Bad Painting reduction number 97 by Jay Rechsteiner

Bad Painting reduction based on Bad Painting number 97: The male performer is punching the female performer.
He is wearing a solid gold ring. Because of hte severe pain she wants to stop the scene while the crew is filming.
61cm x 76cm, acrylic on canvas

 

Bad Painting reduction number 143 by Jay Rechsteiner


Bad Painting Reduction based on Bad Painting 143: The husband is about to hit his wife with a belt in the face.
22.7cm x 30.5cm, acrylic on cavas

 

Bad Painting reduction number 107 by Jay Rechsteiner

Bad Painting Reduction based Bad Painting number 107: Soldiers are forcing a mother to perform oral sex on
her 14-year old son.
22.7cm x 30.5cm, acylic on canvas

 

 

26 May 2020, Margate, UK: People don't give a fuck about social distancing

This painting was intended to become a regular Bad Painting. After the second layer of paint I have decided to leave it as it was because I liked the ambiguity of the dark figures.

size: 22.7cm x 30.5cm
material: acrylic on canvas

Margate Sands Social Distancing

 

 

11 March 2020, Margate, UK: Abstraction and reduction

This painting refers to Bad Painting 14: the murder of James Bulger

This painting is actually upside down, the lines you can see represent the railway tracks and the grey is the first layer of paint (trees, bushes etc.)

size: 56cm x 56cm
material: acrylic, colour pencil on stretched canvas

 

reduction abstraction bad painting

 

 

 

11 March 2020, Margate, UK: The reduction of the painting to a memory

Title refers to Bad Painting 4

The title is written on a loose sheet of canvas outside the actual viewing space. Once the visitor reads the title and forms an image. This image might be based on the actual painting or is a self-created image. With this image in mind, the visitors find themselves in an empty room with only the memory of the title.

size: canvas sheet: 22cm x 18cm, frame: 32cm x 27cm
material: acrylic on canvas

 

Bad Painting memory#

 

 

 

10 - 11 March 2020, Margate, UK: The crime scene

I have removed all the subjects of the scenes. The paintings refer to the original Bad Paintings as indicated.

Crime Scene 01: relating to Bad Painting 101

size: 61cm x 76cm
material: acrylic on canvas

 

crime scene

 

 

 

9 - 10 March 2020, Margate, UK

This painting refers to Bad Painting 27 and Bad Painting 28

size: 2 x 61cm x 76cm
material: acrylic on canvas

 

Crime scene

 


 

25 February 2020, Margate, UK: The reduction of the painting to its title

acrylic on white sheets

size: 205cm x 120cm
material: white sheet, acrylic, wood

 

Bad Painting

 

 

 

11 February 2020, Margate, UK

work-in-progress painting of Bad Painting 134, the torture of Junko Yurata

size: 22.7cm x 30.5cm
material: acrylic on canvas

 

work in progress

 

 

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