Bad Paintings Series | 『糟糕的繪畫/上好的藝術』繪畫系列
The artist’s signature painting series which inspired by an essay by curator Eva Badura-Triska in for the 2008 show “Bad Painting: Good Art” at the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna , as well as the works of Francis Picabia , Gerhard Richter , Julian Schnabel , Yan Pei-Ming .
Contrary to the Photorealistic paintings earlier in Michael Andrew Law’s earlier career which tried to make painting looks more like a photograph , “Bad Paintings” intended to be more on the side of abstract , expressive and action painting ( Here referencing Jackson Pollack ) so in which image or realistic result not the first priority instead using painting as a gesture to showcase a story , the images just a side effects. Most of the “ Bad Paintings Series “ are painted in monochrome with transparent painting techniques on top of a prepared toned canvas , in which there were minimum to no colour mixing ( Avoiding mixing of different colour paint ) in the entire painting process , with the least cover up or retouching in the painting process to avoid losing “transparency” of the painting , each work either could completed within couple hours or would be destroyed .
The artist consider this series more of an mixture of Expressive Art, Abstract Art and Pop Art in which acting as a medium of social commentary for the uses of explores humanity subject matters such as Death, Sex, Self, History and Popular Cultures.