Thursday, December 06, 2007

Duncan Hannah

David Cohen appears to be one of few with extensive writings about Hannah online. The following is quoted from one his writings on

"His genius is to meld oddity of vision and execution. There is a kind of earnest irony in Mr. Hannah, in which painting becomes a "boy's own" adventure. His images of youths masquerading as adults, not to mention of the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, present an allegory of alienation, in which painting itself refuses to grow up."

Hannah does it for me by freezing what appears to be a bland moment, which only undoes its blandness. But maybe I'm alone in this perspective...

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