I am Bubba VonMax but my frinds call me either Max or Bubba. IT has been awhile since I have had an active website and there have been a number of changes in just the past couple of years that I am still trying to adjust to. Not that I have ever been what one could call “tech savvy,” I have always managed to muddle my way through these things.
So I decided to try out the Blog Page here with my first post as a “get to know you all” knid of thing. Again, I am a painter as opposed to being a webmaster so these things come slowly to me. But I did want an Art Blog page to offer my opinions, insights, share with you thoughts and images from some of the very talented artists that I know and perhaps even vent on occassions.
I think it states on the “About” page that I am the founder of the Phoenix Guerilla Stuckists. I know that many of my friends are unfamiliar with the term ‘Stuckists” or “Stuckism,” much less the movement itself. Gonna give you the Wiki explanation now and tell you that Stuckism is an art movement that was founded to promote figurative painting as opposed to conceptual art. The movementr itself was founded in 1999 by Charles Thomson and Billy Childish. The name, Stuckism” was in response to a poem read by Childish to Thomson in which Childish recited that his former girlfrind and artist, Tracy Emin had adminished him be saying that he was “stuck! stuck! stuck!” with his art, poetry and music. Not long after Thomson approached Childish with a view to co-founding an art group called Stuckism, which Childish agreed to which after considerable grown in the United Kingdom it has expanded world wide and is now considered to be a significant part of the art scene in the UK as well as continually growing here in the US.
There are numerous manifestos written for Stuckism by Childish ad Thomson which Stuckism is described as a quest for authenticity. Other manifestos describe it as Remodernism, a criticism of Post-Modernism aiming to get back to the true spirit or Modernism. There is yet another one describing the movement as anti-anti-art.
So in a nutshell, that brings us to this point at this time. I’ll get into more detail as we go on and leave you with the 1st Manifesto of Stuckism from 1999 – http://stuckism.com/stuckistmanifesto.html#manifest
I hope you enjoy the site and thank you for stopping by,