24 Involuntary Paintings from Around the World
By PAUL LASTER, SEPT. 2015
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
Paul Laster is a writer, editor, independent curator, artist and lecturer. He is a New York desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editor at Whitehot and artBahrain. He was the founding editor of Artkrush.com and Artspace.com and art editor of Flavorpill.com and Russell Simmons's OneWorld Magazine; started TheDailyBeast.com's art section; and worked as a photojournalist for Artnet.com and Art in America. He is a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, New York Observer, Modern Painters, ArtPulse and ArtInfo.com.view all articles from this author