In short, I could go on and on to recount Madame Sourgins’ whiny whims, but it is time to conclude. She is accurate to write that the pleasures of culture are “delayed joys” which require cultural awareness and some knowledge. Visual arts, like all cultural expressions, reflect the society and the times in which we live. Walk the Arts’ artists are aware of what is being done in the field of contemporary art, good or bad. It is up to them to choose whether or not to venture into the contemporary department. But it is important to acknowledge that there is no turning back. Contemporary art is here to stay. Continue reading The bastard of Marcel Duchamp: Contemporary Art
In art, a concept is not self-sufficient, it needs a strong relationship with other ideas that you have acquired during your life time, through your knowledge. In other words, a concept is an amalgamation of many smaller ideas derived from your own ethic, social, cultural values ; and on top of that we have the throw the notion of intention. Continue reading How I see art (4c)
Are you aware of your own knowledge of art? Do you have a vast or a slight knowledge of art? Do you have a good knowledge of art history, theory and philosophy? When painting, do you get involved into complex or simple reasoning, or no reasoning at all? Do you paint simple or complex subjects? Continue reading How I see Art (4a)
But what makes a work of art “excellent”? There are so many answers and it all depends on the artist’s own “art-world”.[…] My “art-world” is a well-circumscribed territory endowed of its own system of transmission devices needed for the circulation of ideas. Continue reading How I see Art (2)
As Márquez states “the more we become one with the crowd, the more we become no one” […] Therefore, when you paint, are you creating or imitating? Or simply sleepwalking… Continue reading Copying, imitating. Are you sleep walking?