Post by Keeping It Council on Mar 10, 2008 12:59:38 GMT 1
Looks like Copyrights starting to get all superstar on us with his recent feature in Harpers Bazaar selling work to the geeza out of that there Prodigy and now this profile piece in Modart! ;D
Headaches heartaches and nosebleeds: CopyRight on Addiction
I’m cheating on my girlfriend. I’m in love with hundreds of women that do not exist. I can see their faces. I paint, draw and spray them every day.
I am having an affair with paint. Its all over my clothes, on my skin and in my mouth. I live in a loft room in London, a badly ventilated enclosed space where I spray and sleep and guests automatically exclaim things like: "Dude, woah! You’re hardcore" or "you must be getting high as a kite in here". Nope, actually I’m just getting headaches and purple snot.
It kills me. It makes my eyes sting. I wake up in the night choking, have headaches all day, and then there are the nosebleeds. Yet I do it all again the next day. A love for these high-heeled honeys compels me to keep on. Like Harpies tempting sailors to their doom. I understand why I paint, I have also come to accept my drive to paint illegally. What I can’t find peace with is my daily habit. I have a girlfriend I love and a hopeful future, yet I continue to poison myself, and for what? Art? What use is a short-lived legacy of paintings? Who am I telling this to? Maybe myself?
What’s the answer? Sacrifice the paintings, find a big expensive studio, or just carry on in ignorance and thick purple snot? Makes me wonder what use art is. It can’t cure me if I get sick, and it certainly won’t clean up after me if the toxic fumes f**k my bladder and bowel control. Not to mention the dreaded C word- could be cancer, could be cist, could be c**t, which is what many would call me for this aerosol masochism. I know this. I repeat it. I hear it from my girlfriend. But I can’t seem to stop. I guess I’m not the first guy to kill himself for love. Is it love for painting? Is it love as addiction? Who knows? What I do know is these b**ches are killing me and I love them all anyway.
agent provocateur: Any pub/bar owners on here who'd be interested in something to hang in their fine establishment I might have something of interest, pm or email me anytime for more info. AP
Jun 5, 2013 13:52:51 GMT 1
monkeyface: Art Republic recieved some in stock today.
Jun 4, 2013 18:44:42 GMT 1