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November 25, 2012

Think Sitter

I do find the art world and it’s hierarchy fascinating and if I wanted to sum it up with one ism It would have to be esotericism.
I am often amazed at how art is contexturalised and layered with meaning that is translated for the mere ordinary people by learned scholars from within our esteemed institutions.
Sometimes when I hear debates and critiques of art on the radio I can’t help but see right through them, in one way I would just like to accept it all but I can’t because deep down inside I smell bullshit. So, what I do is analise the language and try to apply it to random objects and when I do it kind of turns everything into art from dog shit to a footprint in the mud. And in one way I like seeing everything as art because everything is quite interesting in some way or another. However I’m passionate about art that communicates with us all directly to the point where we don’t need it explaining to us by overly paternalistic patronisers. The very fact that we often need the weight of academics to clarify the meaning of an art work serves to tell us that the work is failing to communicate a clear message and in that sense it could be seen as a failure. 😉

As a practising artist I can’t avoid forming strong opinions about these matters because the prevailing attitudes impact upon my life on a daily basis. Fortunately for me I see the greatest weapon in art to be individuality and defiance and I’ve got a bit of history in those areas (enough to keep me going for a while yet).
Sunset Horse
Beautiful Warm Morning
Relics
Doubles
Keeping on in spite of it all 😉
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