Blue Fool by Christopher Wool

Blue Fool by Christopher Wool
Blue Fool by Christopher Wool
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Christopher Wool, born 1955 in Boston, raised in Chicago and educated as artist in New York, is currently one of the most sought-after United States living artists, with works spread across the nation's leading museums, and in other contemporary art institutions throughout the world. Without forgetting that successful exhibitions of his peculiar way of seeing and materializing art continue to be scheduled.

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Blue Fool by Christopher Wool

To begin with because Wool is not just a painter. His creations have been developed in this artistic discipline, but he also practices serigraphy and photography, just as he has been closely linked to cinema, and even music. Also, in his conception of art there is room for collaborations with other creators, something that sometimes is not especially easy in the egocentric world of artists.

Of all his long and varied career, surely the most charismatic of Wool's production are his paintings made on white canvas and in which large black letters appear. Letters arranged from a grid layout on the canvas, and with which words are formed, although it is not strange that letters are missing or encourage reading games. In fact, on many occasions the work does not make sense until the viewer reads it aloud.

This kind of creationsWool relates them to a first time he saw the lettering of the truck trailer completely white and with gigantic black letters. Although he also relates it to the world of graffiti in large American cities. In fact, the way he paints sometimes resorts to stencils, sprays, aerosols and rollers, as in urban street art.

On this occasion, curiously, the painting is not black, but blue, which is alluded to from the title of Blue Fool (Blue Madness). And it is that from this scheme, the artist has been experimenting with certain details. Playing even with the idea of ​​self-sabotaging and copying himself. That is why one of his favorite techniques is serigraphy, to which I can later return to incorporate brushstrokes by hand, make other prints, or add errors, or simply leave them as they were initially. A process that he likes to relate to concepts such as copies, exterior painting and even vandalism with which he is sometimes linked to street art. Although it is true that this universe of graffiti and signatures may be related to the art of Christopher Wool, it is also true that he has nothing to do with the original clandestine atmosphere of street murals. On the contrary, his art is highly prized, with some of his works reaching multi-million dollar sales figures.

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