Monday, September 21, 2009

Suzzan Blac - taste the flesh

On Valentine's Day, Feb 14 2009, I blog'd about Suzzan Blac's porno-doll-like Resistance Gallery (London) exhibition. With the slightly tipsy help of my mate Mitch Phillips, I ended up accosting her with my annoying wasp of a video camera and many of you may have gotten the wrong idea about what really turns me on about her art.

It's not the franchisement of plastic love holes (or even the underside of a doll's tongue) that spasms my robust constitution, it's Suzzan's attention to the anatomy of pain ... each of her more extreme gore-spattered paintings exudes a personal hurt that is impossible to fake via commercial sentimentality.

You look at these raw artworks of ultimate female torture and you KNOW that this artist has been there and back again. She's a survivor, a real artist.



This is the real Suzzan Blac, unrestricted by the suffocating euro, liberated from the choking dollar, reviled by the grimy yen and not a sleazy yuan in sight.



You won't see work like this from any art group or conceptual movement - it's properly unique, it's utterly horrifying, it's very special.

1 comment:

Mike Philbin said...

here's a word from Suzzan, sent privately, that she's allowed me to put in this section:

MY DEAREST FRIEND!!!

YOU HAVE SO MOVED ME WITH YOUR INVIGORATING, WONDERFUL WORDS..BECAUSE, THIS IS WHAT I AM ABOUT!! I'M NOT HERE TO MAKE COMMERCIAL SHITE, I AM HERE AS A TRUE ARTIST, WHO PAINTS FROM THE GUT'S,AND IF THAT LEAVE'S ME COURAGEOUS,YET POOR ..THEN SO BE IT!!! I WANT TO LEAVE A LEGACY OF MY EMOTIONS SO THAT OTHERS MAY IDENTIFY, CONNECT AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRUTH THAT 'LIFE IS BRUTAL'AND KNOWING AND EMBRACING THE TRUTH IS FREEDOM!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS!!

SUZZAN ;)