The medium of painting raises several questions in today art world.
Is painting a proper art medium today?
Is painting the golden path of the commodification of art?
When photography is the source of a painting, which is the role of the photographer in the artistic process?
How does painting survive in today visual culture?
Insiders in the art world know that painting is a questionable medium today.
Not only the role of painting is a subject of disquisitions, at present, but also other traditional and well-established fields, like the Art History .
On the 4th of March 2020, the Metropolitan Museum of New York opening an exhibition in its Met Breuer branch, with the meaningful title "Gerhard Richter: Painting After All". Painting, after all. In its digital primer, the MET states: "In 2020, art can be made from literally anything. So why still paint?" .
Rachel Wetzler, associated editor of Art in America, posted a review about the exhibition entitled "Gerhard Richter: Painting After All" Foregrounded a Question at the Heart of Richter's Practice: "Why Paint?".
On this debate about painting, Walter Robinson posted a seminal article in 2014, "Flipping and the Rise of Zombie Formalism", coined term "zombie formalism" that became popular.
On the other side, in 2020, Alex Greenberger wrote on Artnews: "First There Was Zombie Formalism—Now There's Zombie Figuration".
On this slippery way, I'm developing this branch of my artistic research.