Now, side-by-side. Previously, these paintings were facing each other
ArtInfo.com Why Would a Serious Artist Paint Robert Pattinson: Q and A with Richard Phillips.
ArtInfo: The paintings almost begin to look like teenybopper posters — like something you'd paste on your wall as a 12-year-old. And the weird thing about those posters is that they represent a kind of pre-sexual fetishization. How does sex play into these images?
Richard Phillips: "If one looks at the "Twilight" series objectively, a comparison could be drawn to the avant-garde practice of John Cage, Merce Cunningham, or Steve Reich. Instead of sustaining a note or holding an awkward position or repeating an appropriated rhythmic progression, the actors of "Twilight" sustain irresolvable teenage emotions for 2 1/2 hours without any sexual release. The production of this experience taps into a universal tween condition that once passed through can only be accessed again through externally induced psychological trauma. Sex is omnipresent in all these images but is experienced unreservedly only by those currently going through availability and the capability to satisfy forbidden sexual desire. All of this translates to a multi-billion dollar industry that may or may not lend its agency of legitimization to raise awareness of that which has the pretense to call itself contemporary art." Click here to read the full Q and A
If you missed the earlier post about Rob and Kristen being in Richard Phillips' 'Most Wanted' Pop Art Collection . Click here
Woah! Rob, Kristen and Twilight in pop culture. A pretty intense one.