Sunday, May 22, 2011

Analysis of Form

"Why is this supposed to be art" How often have we heard this question asked- or asked it ourselves, perhaps- in front of one of the strange, disquieting works that we are likely to find nowadays in museums or art exhibitions.There usually is an undertone of exasperation, for the question implies that we don't really know we are looking at art, but that the experts (critics) have established that it is art. Why else would they put it on public display? Clearly, their standards are different from ours; we are at a loss to understand them and we wish they'd give us a few simple, clear cut rules to go by. Then we would learn to like what we see, we would know "why is it art". But the experts do not post exact rules, and the common folk fall back upon his final line of defense: "Well, I don't know anything about art but I know what I like"

-extracted from H.W JANSON [HISTORY OF ART]

Now, people are becoming more aware that there is in fact a barrier which divides, the so called "experts" or a cultured individual, and the regular person who enjoys pretty pictures. Frankly art is becoming confusing too understand, and there is not really a set of rules to go by (on my opinion). There is the fine art, and there is craftsmanship, and because one has the capability to paint the Mona Lisa, it doesn't mean he/she will. A lot of people, including me, are confused about this subject, so the only thing I can say for now is that my works ARE art. They explain my process, my growing, it is the culmination of my skill level, and my passion for it.



Three failures make one right...I think
MASTER COPY (portrait from photograph)