I’m going to be honest,
I know art exists, but I don’t know what it is.
“what is art?”
“what is an artist?”
“what is an artist statement?”
And I won’t have an answer.
Artists are not relied upon to figure out problems. They are free to make anything from their imagination. But if art is questioned itself, investigation becomes even broader, opening up themes of the unimaginable. To make us question what we DO NOT know and CANNOT imagine. Art can easily turn logic into the illogical, the improbable and the impossible.
… art is a way of seeing, art is a state of mind, art is an object, art is a collection, art is an abstraction, art is a urinal, art is a body, art is a narrative, art is an expression, art is.
I struggle to accept the ambiguousness of what art is.
I struggle to accept that I simply do not know the answer.
But, that is exactly what I aim to do in my practice. To accept that I do not know. So that my failure in not understanding can become productive; and so that the never-ending investigation becomes exciting. In doing this I can be free from the mental frustration of not being able to find answers and form conclusions. To simply say,