U P D A T E S on A B S U R D I S T S (PART 2) – ANDY HECK BOYD

More updates on our absurdist video artists continue, this time it’s:

ANDY HECK BOYD

BOYD has been pumping out videos, but not the one’s we are used to seeing, rather videos of his completed artwork (drawing/painting), and also as of recently, some experimental vlogging which include his art, himself in his surroundings, and everything from random thought nuggets to bits of his personal past.  They work.

He hasn’t left filmmaking though, as the above video reveals. Boyd recently completed HOWARD (2012)  a 14 min. short featuring a headless main character who deals with the art conundrums which Andy seems to possibly be dealing with – be a painter or be an absurdo-weirdo video artist? He makes fun of the latter putting Headless in front of a video camera as he dances around absurdly, then gets tired so sits down in a chair for a supposed serious scene with a kermit the frog-head actor, but Headless can’t help himself; he plays with his balls while mumbling absurdities, eventually falling over the chair and passing out. Kermit-head says “I think you should go back to painting”

HOWARD has probably the best use of font/lettering in all Boyd’s pieces. Big colored block letters, making the dialogue pop out while interesting and easy to read. It also has some laugh the fuck out loud enormous penis shots that come out of nowhere, great absurdist dialogue, and some good music collaboration (shaun parker), which probably could have been used more throughout the whole film. It’s a big work which shows, I think, that Andy will still be pumping out video art, even as his paintings, especially portraits, continue to get better.

Andy’s art site can be found at: http://andyheckboyd.tumblr.com/

HOWARD (2012) by Andy Heck Boyd

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