Hip To Be Square

Just before installing my booth at the international fair for contemporary art in Metz (North-East of France) I decided to use the neutral background to present a brand new artwork.

Johannes BlonK & Hip To Be Square 2016

This three dimensional painting is quite big (35 x 140 cm) and the first out of a series of paintings in the landscape format which you aren't used to see from me.

As it contains three squares I decided to go for "Hip To Be Square" as a title. I don't know if you heard it before but Huey Lewis and the News released a popsong with the same title in 1986 (you can find the clip below).

The song deals with tendancies, with what is 'in' or 'out'. Things that were oldfashioned have become popular again. It can even concern human behaviour (hippies that became yuppies many years later is a very good example).

Let's conclude this article by saying that squares are really in fashion this week! You need to have some in your home.

Strasbourg France abstract art Plastic Artist Johannes BlonK art geometric abstraction 2016 Hip To Be Square