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Meet Billy Childish

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“People often get lost. They think, so, we’ve got to find new ways of sneaking up on it. So what we’ll do is we’ll add some more ingredients. And then you get very over – fruited cakes. Which is what we’ve got in our day and age, are some very over – fruited cakes.
And people have ingested so much of the fruitiness that they can’t taste anything without it in it. They eat only the strongest flavors, and they think anything without them hasn’t got a flavor.
And that is what is known as being an idiot – in the true sense.

So what we do is try to undermine idiocy"

- Billy Childish

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This video is a great way for folks to meet the man who founded Remodernism.

I am a visual artist using mostly acrylic paint on canvas. I’ve been working on something that I call The Ocean Series since 1978. The Ocean Series could be described as a Remodernist response to the late work of Mark Rothko.

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  • Matt Bray
    Matt Brayover 6 years ago

    hey carson

    im glad you liked it man. i love the intimacy of it.

    its great to see him there painting those pictures with so little anxiety or fear which you find with so many painters…. haha. he makes it look so straight forward.

    like billy loves to say. “theres nothing special or clever about art. that attitude is just a way of keeping the jobs for the boys”. when you see him sitting on the floor with a cereal bowl containing paint, making 10 versions of the same river scene. Thats when you get his work.

    peace bud…


    REDREAMERover 6 years ago

    thank you so much for this

    bright moments.

  • fecundfreehand
    fecundfreehandalmost 5 years ago

    wow, I read this just after stopping myself from “adding too many ingredients” and nearly ruining a painting! I think i’ll take this as a serendipitous confirmation, thanks for sharing it.. funny how things like this help when your a bit stuck

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