An old friend came through once again. He set the stage for unprecedented success of my latest adventure. Yesterday I received a package from Colorado containing another talisman to watch over the exhibition. This, along with Levina’s “Sprit Cat”, will secure success. No need to worry any longer. True aristocrats of the spirit are with me. 2016.… Read More Dan Sent Specie and Colorado Russia
Here is a video to keep you warm on a windy day. Don’t forget us when you are seeking visual reunification with mankind. AAO. Saturday, November 5th, 6-9 p.m.
Andrew Makarov: “First Date” Свидание 2015. Oil on cardboard, 55 x 67 cm Update: The U.S. Embassy in St. Petersburg has sent word, and kind people there were ready to help. Human Kindness 2, Misanthropic Anguish 0 Andrew’s package was stamped for approval! I woke up this morning with the tracking number on my screen. What… Read More Human Kindness 1, Misanthropic Anguish 0
A form letter plea sent to powerful senatorial and Presidential representatives of Earth, Inc. on the morning my faith in humanity shall be rekindled. Also, this is a future “thank you” to the present action of any Russian or American high player with a conscience. I know you’re out there! You can’t hide from me! I wrestle existential… Read More Today I Dealt a Hand to Humanity to Trump Bureaucracy
“Dance” «Танец» 2015. Oil on hardboard, 41 x 30 cm A trip to the empty gallery yesterday to assess square footage, nail-in-wall damage, and the incurable madness of civilization. Makarov is stopped in some bureaucratic spit sludge, yet the show will go on because, in the end, life shall… Read More Gallery In Like a Lion
A short video where I teach myself the entire Russian language, and much that the Russians themselves do not know. Please tell friends about, and bring only the family whom you like, to Round Trip Stuckism on November 5th, from 6-9 p.m. I will sing this terrible song if you throw coins at my feet.
Alexey Stepanov: “Seedlings” “Саженцы” 2015. Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm And that is this… I am a dog. Picasso is a lion. But I am a dog. Picasso is dead. I am not. Thoreau wrote that “a living dog is better than a dead lion”. As a living dog, I work harder than the now… Read More I Had a Sudden Revelation and Insight While Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies For Exhibition
“Mums on a Table” 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14″ No, no, you can’t win this one. It was last year’s exhibition prize awarded to a sixth grader for guessing how much money I have made over a lifetime of creative effort. He was only one of two to guess negative, and he went way… Read More There Will Be A Raffle To Raise Rubles For More International Painting Playdates
Here is just another labor of love that the painter-peasant is qualified to perform in the modern age. I put together a video using the art of several others and myself. It is well worth the 37 minutes—or in snippets during coffee breaks. The exhibition will be an enormous success. All of Russia and America must attend.… Read More Modern Painters Also Make Movies Promoting Painting
Alena Levina Andrew Makarov Alexey Stepanov Lena Ulanova Ron Throop We are better people than painters. I would hope both a surgeon and plumber society would admit the same. They probably do. Bureaucrats, however, seem to have a knack at de-peopling the people. Does a Russian cat meow with a strong Russian language accent? Has a United… Read More Please Remember, Painters Are People With Exceptional Personalities And Bureaucracies Are Ghostly Abstractions