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The Failed Painter – Or: Unchained by Material Anxiety

The Failed Painter – Or: Unchained by Material Anxiety

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By Ian Lynam

'The Failed Painter' is a personal book about material anxiety in creative work. It speaks of fascination for singular and multiple production processes, perfectibility, and imperfectability in times of virtual surface and hunger for authenticity.

Writing out of the persona 'The Failed Painter', this book is a collection of essays on design and art spanning culture, race, nation, and sheer vandalism from the author of 'The Impossibility of Silence: Writing for Designers, Artists, and Photographers. Within this highly curated, yet varied assortment of approachable writing on aesthetics: space exploration, mercenaries, puberty, instant nostalgia, precarious labor, and of course, zombies.

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