|Hey, well guess I was in a bad mood, I guess and was just being a bit nasty... In the preparatory sketches the smoke stacks billowing forth are far more prominent and I may have been reacting to this. Hackneyed in a sense means unoriginal, and there is nothing original about this work, to be honest i use to paint, and it was my best subject in highschool, I too could draw and was better than most of my peers at realism.|
I was also discouraged by the modern art world, and its lack of respect for ability and technique, although there are valid arguments for this standpoint often revolving around the idea of message making or conceptual art, alot of this art is however in my experience heavily realiant on the write up that acomapanies it, somewhat defeationg the concept of communication via the work itself.
If Im honest I think its the subject matter as far as anything, and the market to which it is aimed. The capatilist industrial idealogue is in a sense a fashist. and in this way I agree with the post above.
I believe it is designed to sell rather than confront. Politically I believe in a sort of socialist capatilism, the main problem with capatilism is that it is that it only values that which can be monetarily valued, the concept of the cost in terms of the environment, to those entities who do not have a voice under capatilism, e.g. organisms other than humans, and the humans at the lower end of the socio-economic scale.
In this sense, you cant be objective about what you cant see. If you have power but lack objectivity, which you cant have if you perception is impared, you enforce your lopsided view of reality on others.
Thats my best attempt at a rationale for my violent outburst, anyways... interested to hear your opinions...
(Edited by Quintin Mckinnon
on 8/13, 7:26pm)