Rothko’s Modern Life (Seven) and Rothko’s Modern Life (Eleven) are the latest prints from BORF’s corresponding series of painting which debuted at The Outsiders Newcastle in summer 2012.
“As I matured my teenage suspicion of Mark Rothko's abstract paintings turned to appreciation,” explains BORF, “he was creating paintings about human tragedy, ecstasy, doom; about the world, even though they were devoid of figure or subject matter. They were emotional and honest. What I had initially reacted against was the establishment status that the art market had given Rothko's works. Graffiti is youthful expression and Rothko is adult expression, but both are pitted against each other more by market forces than anything else.”
BORF | Rothko's Modern Life (Seven)
100cm x 80cm
Giclée print with silkscreen gloss on Somerset White Satin 330gsm paper
Signed and Numbered Edition of 75