Matthew Couper on the ImageBlog

'Public and Private Battles', 2012, oil on metal, 14" x 11", private collection Santa Monica, CA, USA
Upcoming Exhibition: Matthew Couper: Recent Devotional Paintings.

I think—in that denseness of anxieties, and sorrows, like a nightmare world, of forms which are all exact and there, yet not the forms? What are the forms, one says. It is not possible that one should not arrive at them. Somehow not to be accidental, not even enough or too much "accidental." No one understands, but some know. It is a very articulate determination which can, at last 'take care by the throat & throttle it' with such care…" - Robert Creeley, "Philip Guston: A Note," Black Mountain Review (Spring 1956).