BIG LIFE Magazine BIG LIFE Magazine Edition N°15 - March 19 - Page 65

Kvetch, 2018 Mel Bochner Monoprint with collage, engraving and embossment on hand-dyed Twinrocker handmade paper, 40 x 46 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Two Palms, NY. Beacon, 2018. David Row Silkscreen in 3 colors with waterbased and UV inks, 48 3/4 x 68 1/2 inches. Edition of 20. Courtesy of the artist and Two Palms, NY. El artista estadounidense utiliza en sus pinturas un diccionario de si- nónimos para generar cadenas de palabras que resultan mordazmente graciosas y rebosantes de color. Bochner comparte con otros artistas que surgieron en la década de 1960, un interés en usar sistemas de racionalización (números, medidas, definiciones) para explorar la naturaleza irracional y provisional del ser. Uses a thesaurus to generate word chains that are both mordantly funny and bursting with colour. He shares with other artists who emerged in the 1960s, an interest in using rationalising systems, such as numbers, measurements, definitions, to explore the irrational and provisional nature of being. 63