Monsieur Ted

Works and rants by Ted Basdevant ____________________________________________________________________

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Sorry for lack of posts, I am caught in the real world.

Detail of work in progress. Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.

Detail of work in progress. Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.

Filthy Rich Lonely - August 2014
Mixed media, approx 33 x 25 cm, original photo by Tony Drayton.

Filthy Rich Lonely - August 2014

Mixed media, approx 33 x 25 cm, original photo by Tony Drayton.

Heart on his sleeve like a badge of honour.

—Ted Basdevant

"Double"

Ink on 300gm A4, 2014. This piece should have arrived in Moldova by now, but I’m worried it might be lost somewhere between New Zealand and there.

Hope it turns up chez  everygo .

Untitled - July 2014
Acrylic paint on plastic sheet on acrylic painted stretched canvas, approx 29 x 37cm

Untitled - July 2014

Acrylic paint on plastic sheet on acrylic painted stretched canvas, approx 29 x 37cm

tacomortal:

monsieurted:

Figure.
Ink on black A4, May 2014

I got this surprise in the mail. How awesome is this?

The artist Ted Basdevant sent this original artwork to me, just because he’s an excellent person. So generous. I only mentioned that I liked his art and he donated it to me. Amazing. 
It’s a truly beautiful work and it looks even better in person, I really love it. Can’t wait to frame it and hang it on my wall. 
I encourage you to follow his tumblr for more and support artists on tumblr. 

Glad it has found a good home on the other side of the world !

tacomortal:

monsieurted:

Figure.

Ink on black A4, May 2014

I got this surprise in the mail. How awesome is this?

The artist Ted Basdevant sent this original artwork to me, just because he’s an excellent person. So generous. I only mentioned that I liked his art and he donated it to me. Amazing. 

It’s a truly beautiful work and it looks even better in person, I really love it. Can’t wait to frame it and hang it on my wall. 

I encourage you to follow his tumblr for more and support artists on tumblr. 

Glad it has found a good home on the other side of the world !

Life in patches.

monsieurted:

Moments are only that.  Gone before our eyes. Flashes of contentment. Hollow, empty and uncertain.

But uncertainty is one of the few certainty. I know that I don’t know. I’m not ok with it but it is what it is.

Overwhelming lies we are told, that we so desperately want to believe. 

I don’t believe but I do hope … sometimes.

monsieurted:

We own the World I, II & III.

Ink, gold leaf, gold and silver pigment. August 2012.

gabcollab:

"Homer, the clown and the all seeing eye"
by Ted Basdevant
Ed. Note: This week’s initial collaboration contributed by guest artist kaeghoro.

gabcollab:

"Homer, the clown and the all seeing eye"

by Ted Basdevant

Ed. Note: This week’s initial collaboration contributed by guest artist kaeghoro.

monsieurted:

We Own The World I of III
This post from August 2012 has recently received some attention, thanks to a reblog from zeroing … I’m flattered.

monsieurted:

We Own The World I of III

This post from August 2012 has recently received some attention, thanks to a reblog from zeroing … I’m flattered.

(via 2headedsnake)

Happiness is a reblog.

—Ted Basdevant

Anonymous asked: I love your work, especially the mixed media stuff, something eerie that really appeals to me. I noticed a lot of your "people" have blanked out out white eyes, does it mean anything ?

Thank you. But why ask as an anon ?

Anyway,  good question that I am not sure I can fully answer. I generally don’t really like to impose my interpretation on the viewer. I like to let people decide what the picture is telling them; but there are some vague answers I can give you, I guess. 

Not seeing or not wanting to see, hiding the real world … whatever that is… or maybe it is to hide FROM the real world.

 Anonymity that is the norm for most. 

I don’t know … what do you reckon ?

White ink on black A4, June 2014

White ink on black A4, June 2014

Mixed media on 300g watercolour A4, June 2014

Mixed media on 300g watercolour A4, June 2014