“Deliberation rather than grace”

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“Despite his anarchistic impulses, Wojnarowicz [pronounced voyna-ROH-vitch]  was a methodical worker, a planner. The Rimbaud series was carefully developed through notebook drawings, examples of which are on view. Self-taught, he painted the way certain writers write, with deliberation rather than grace, putting down one word, one idea, one image at a time, wedging and stitching them into a dense visual weave.”
(Holland Cotter, “He Spoke Out During the AIDS Crisis: See Why His Art Still Matters,” NYTimes)

(C) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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