Friday, April 21, 2017
Art Hot - Possessive Self versus Art Truancy
Selfie is the selfless self seeking attention.
Painting in museum or gallery is product of the artist once possessed. The possessive self needs order. Practice and need for perfection is the constant resolve with which he makes art.
The art truant self-prompts for attention, wills the persona more than talent.
Graffiti artist is the example of someone who is driven by angst. This drive is actionable, less neurotic more activist.
The selfie is done aimlessly without conclusion. To make art of the selfie is a dare.
Compromise between the self-possessed artist, one who scribbles or illustrates on napkin and the circumvent selfie promoter has a resolution rooted in query of what is art?
Art hot amplifies subjectivity of its value. 60's culture saw rebellion from representational art detailed in the Kosuth collaborative culture.
Cubism and Abstract Expression can then be seen as the artist changing the dynamic. Contribution to this would then be what is expected of the artist.
Does he meet that glowing and glorifiable dare from within to manifest? How then does he gain credibility as artist? Does he fit the mode or become the squared peg attracting the circle?
Voluminously art encompasses all that is creative. Supposed interpretation of art is made relative to fine art, more so the framed painting or drawing. Officiality placed upon it would then be it's merit in a gallery, museum or auction setting.
I'm more so inspired to determine mindset of the artist in his or her persona, cult of this - That Dali was mad is controversy. Picasso was just as mad.
It is the conscience which prescribes who and what is art. The product is by parlance a given.
Pecuniary understanding of art as business has corporatized all that is made definitive of talent, conscience and power.
In today's art world Picasso would be the ridicule.
One who transcends the "art boy genius" and on a grander scale the art warriors, neck breakers and art lords who have survived various movements see into its successes.
I for one have seen one too many Gerhard Richter's to know what drives the art messianic.