Saturday, May 18, 2013
"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better."
"I believe in plenty of optimism and white paint."
Elsie de Wolfe quote
"Every artist was first an amateur."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nothing is as hopeless as trying to justify art in words."
The long and the short of it behind my art and photography
To quote Oscar Wilde seems fitting because he was such a famous author of short stories, and as the above saying could imply, all artists, whether writers, fine artists, or photographers, are all storytellers seeing things as they choose to see them.
Now, you may be saying, "I thought I was at an online contemporary art gallery where I could buy contemporary art by Lausen, but now we're talking literature, I'm confused.”
That's okay, even I wondered why there was a need to write stories about the art. That is until I asked the question regarding which came first, the art or the story? And depending on which came first, does that make the creator an artist or a photographer or a storyteller? After all, a picture's worth a thousand words AND a thousand words paints a picture.
Who knows, as this topic could be analyzed endlessly―in fact, it has. I mean one can't know the stories behind the likes of Vincent Van Gogh or Alfred Stieglitz (an American photographer and art promotor) without knowing that they spent hours in cafes or studios discussing art stories, or should I say, discussing the philosophy on how an artist 'see things', like Wilde's quote suggests.
But, the rest of the story on art philosophy, amongst famous artists, will have to wait, because you're interested in reading some art stories and getting to know a little bit about, a contemporary artist's art and philosophy.
You may get tidbits of where the work was created or how I created it technically. You may get some personal history. I give no guarantees on what you will get out of it. The intent isn't to educate, as there are better sites for that. I only hope that my perspective or art meaning, plus your idea of what the artwork means to you can together make the art more interesting. And interesting is what it's about. Or not. Know a good cafe where we could discuss it?