Prints by Mel Bochner

Prints by Mel Bochner

Thesaurus prints is a portfolio of text-based paintings and drawings from Mel Bochner. They have a focus on ordinary language, specifically the “emotional trajectory” that emerges when one riffs on words and phrases of a certain theme. The direction, Bochner says, is evident in “how one gets from the first word to the last word—from the prim and proper to the crude and vulgar. I concentrate a lot on the sense and sound of the language. The flow of words has to have a certain kind of rhythm—or a certain kind of lack of rhythm. That’s how the narrative of the painting is constructed.”

Artwork

Obliterate by Mel Bochner
Obliterate by Mel Bochner
Obliterate by Mel Bochner
Silence by Mel Bochner
Silence by Mel Bochner
Silence by Mel Bochner
Scoundrel by Mel Bochner
Scoundrel by Mel Bochner
Scoundrel by Mel Bochner
Everybody is full of Shit by Mel Bochner
Everybody is full of Shit by Mel Bochner
Everybody is full of Shit by Mel Bochner
Obscene by Mel Bochner
Obscene by Mel Bochner
Obscene by Mel Bochner
Thank You (black adn white) by Mel Bochner
Thank You (black and white) by Mel Bochner
Thank You (black and white) by Mel Bochner
Language is not Transparent by Mel Bochner
Language is not Transparent by Mel Bochner
Language is not Transparent by Mel Bochner
Obliterate by Mel Bochner
Obliterate by Mel Bochner
Obliterate by Mel Bochner
Amazing (inverse) by Mel Bochner
Amazing (inverse) by Mel Bochner
Amazing (inverse) by Mel Bochner
Braggart by Mel Bochner
Braggart by Mel Bochner
Braggart by Mel Bochner
Thank You by Mel Bochner
Thank You by Mel Bochner
Thank You by Mel Bochner
Nothing by Mel Bocher
Nothing by Mel Bochner
Nothing by Mel Bochner