24 Involuntary Paintings from Around the World

 Millree Hughes

24 Involuntary Paintings from Around the World


Involuntary Painting is a Facebook Group formed by artist Millree Hughes and poet, artist and musician Paul Conneally. The group asks the question: “With all the changes in Contemporary Art over the last 100 years what (out there, in the world) could be mistaken for a painting?”

Over the past year the group as expanded its Facebook presence to nearly 2000 members and images with the hashtag #involuntarypainting are popping up on other social media sites, including Instagram and Twitter, with hundreds of digital photographs being posted weekly worldwide.

We took a look at the Involuntary Paintings from the past week and selected 24 of our favorites by two-dozen different artists. WM

 Janice Caswell

Pat Whitcomb Yancovitz

Judy Rhee

Natalia Sacasa

Jeff McLennan

Andrea Evans‎

Boz Warnock‎

Liz Vaughn

Saul Ostrow

Blandine Campion

Negar Ahkami‎

Mark Kostabi‎

Sarah Davis

Roman Turovsky

Simone Allard‎

Tinsley Perky

Michelle Mackey‎

Brad Melamed‎

Simon Paris‎

Colin Goodwin

JoAnne Lobotsky‎

Deborah Post Radovsky‎

Paul Conneally



Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.



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