I am grateful that I am not tied to traditions that I don’t believe in. I am grateful that I can celebrate with the people I love and in whom I do believe.
Illustrated reflections on art and life, art exhibitions, and other events.
The arts world is a reflection of its surroundings. Academics and artists have internalised the needs of the system that they live in.
Things can also be understood without having words for them. Words are like vehicles transporting knowledge, not the knowledge itself.
It is essential for people to distinguish between the insignificant and the essential. But in the current context it is very difficult to discriminate.
My favourite metaphor is the stew. With age I am learning that fewer ingredients of better quality are the best base. And that the art is in the method.
Our advanced capitalist market economy is based on the relationship between supply and demand and on specialised production of goods and knowledge.
Orange is the colour of dried earth during drought, and combined with black it reminds the old bit of our brain of the danger of famine.
In Plato’s and Aristotle’s time, art had a social function. Today we are used to art for art’s sake.
When art is good and it reaches us, we understand it with that bit of ourselves that understands that which can’t be explained.
It has to be possible to distinguish between what is art and what is not for any theory of art to exist.
Nothing is possible until it is. Einstein said that to prove something new, first one had to be able to imagine that it was possible.
Sometimes the void of ignorance is better filled by the imagination than by knowledge.
Art exhibition – 3rd March – 3rd April 2014 – Bristol, UK. A representative survey of work produced by the group over six years.
Art hides a truth that it can’t show, because it would betray its etimology, but that has to be there, because if it isn’t, it wouldn’t be art.
Klee, who suffered the consequences of crisis, wars and nazi madness, kept being able to create subtlety.
Having to go back to work is one of the main causes for mothers to stop breastfeeding or not even start.
Without children there is no humanity. To say that something as important as the destiny of humanity is incompatible with art is absurd.
Even if it might seem trivial, colours matter. I am convinced that a more joyful palette would contribute towards taking us out of the crisis.