Vallario’s Latest Painting and Manifesto – The Heart of Markets

Dearest Globatron Citizens, I am happy to present to you the latest work of Ken Vallario, The Heart of Markets.

Ken Vallario also wrote the following essay as a companion work to this painting, called Heart Transplant.  It is an art manifesto of sorts, a vulnerable exploration of artistic practice in the 21st century.  I hope you enjoy both.

The Heart of Markets

The Heart of Markets



    September 21, 2009

    Vallario’s Latest Painting and Manifesto – The Heart of Markets. the most sincere work I’ve seen in some time:

  2. Globatron
    September 21, 2009

    This essay and painting partnership is really interesting. Whoever said a good painting doesn’t need to be explained was high or something. After reading this I feel as if all paintings should be accompanied by some sort of written description.

    And I must say you put it all on the line with this essay. The sincerity and degree in which you shared yourself and your thoughts through the essay is quite remarkable. That alone is refreshing as it seems many visual artists like to pretend they don’t have to explain themselves. I often hear, if they wanted to be writers they would have become writers. It often saddens me that I must approach a painting with no prior knowledge of where the artist was coming from unless it is described by some art historian who is attempting to translate the historical significance of a piece of work without ever have known the artist.

    It would seem to me that along with their being some requirements for education that an artist should have in order to be taken seriously that there should also be a level of writing to accompany one’s work to be taken seriously.

    September 25, 2009

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    October 7, 2009

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