Gory Impasto: Johann Louw’s ‘Loog’

ARTTHROB | Isabella Kuijers:

Many describe, with delight, the dynamics of oil paint. They call it buttery, honey-textured, rich and sensuous. For some it is, at its finest, the medium that enabled the shimmering light of the Impressionists. But in Johann Low’s ‘Loog,’ the butter is rancid, the honey is mucous and the shimmer is corroded. The result is a collection of works where the subject matter is as dark as the technique is illuminating… Read more 

2018-10-23T18:13:21+00:00