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After graduating from Saint Martins School of Art in 1989, Merlin Carpenter has gone on to exhibit in 29 solo shows, and 48 group shows between 1989 and 2007.
Carpenter’s paintings can be seen as deeply ambivalent[vague]. His style is heavily influenced by artists like Jackson Pollock and Julian Schnabel. Carpenter promotes in his paintings what he calls the “de-subjectivisation of the brush stroke”[vague], and with this is his exploration into what he has called “overdetermined imagery” such as fashion photography[vague]. In his art Carpenter also marks out the differences and parallels between art and non-artist luxury items[vague].
He has said that “For me, if a piece of information can be traded then it’s not worth trading”[cite this quote]. Via: Wikipedia
Research on Reena Spaulings artist Merlin Carpenter brought me to his amusingly annotated Wikipedia page [quoted above]. I don’t think the entry is quite as vague as the Wikipedians, though I’m just as much in the dark as they are on the subject of “de-subjectivisation of brush stroke[s]”.