In 2008, with the launch of TheGreatNude, we set about “recreating” famous Nudes to generate a some of our first videos. Here’s a re-release of one of our first of those videos, a Life-painting session where we attempt to recreate Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” with my guest, italian artist Giorgio Casu. This is HANDY CAM pre-HD video, and we’ve certainly improved our productions since this video. But we had a great model, and I can’t believe we fit all those people in my tiny Hell’s Kitchen studio apartment! And how about that Red Wig?
Unfortunately, we live in a country of Absurdity and Hypocrisy. We voraciously consume porn videos and accept just about anything sexually provocative in our advertising and entertainment. Yet out of some kind of fear – or loathing – we cannot display a nude human depicted in paint. I do not understand this place. Scotty, beam […]
This interesting video from Redhoot came to me through Vimeo. I contacted the producer behind this video and asked him for an short interview: JW: What inspired you to create the visual approach to this music video? Redhoot: The theme of granularity; which is also relevant in the technology used in the images and music, […]
These three paintings are from the “Shared Spaces” series that I began in the mid-nineties. There’s many psychological and intimate portraits in that collection, people I know, couples, pairs. It’s mostly drawings, but the origin of this series were these several figurative works painted exclusively in “Pthalo” Blue and Ultra-Marine acrylics. The larger works are […]