“Reclining Nude: Stabbed” by Iva Gueorguieva bears a strong resemblance to Doc Waffles’ “Merz,” the living work bred and styled in the rapper’s former Brooklyn Loft residence.
At first I was unsure of what to make of the film strip trimmings, vintage baseball cards and cigarette ashes piled in the middle of Waffles’ floor. And as a matter of fact, I’m still not entirely comfortable with it. However after considering the merz along with a write-up about Gueorguieva in the current issue of New American Paintings (in which Gueorguieva is featured as the spotlight artist), I am pleased to think that I have a more sophisticated appreciation for Waffles’ style as a lyricist and a rapper.
Captions extracted from New American Paintings #91 Artist Spotlight feature.