I create work our imagination can openly interpret, similar to instrumental music. Like the jazz musician, I freely take any risk that best captures the moment of expression. Jazz musicians began to improvise out of the same necessity I felt, the traditional approach was a dead end. Even as Monet, Van Gogh, and many others worked to free imagination, it succumbed to definition. The interpretation became psychological, and form alone defined imagination’s boundaries. Artists found imagination easily eliminated confinement, but not the categorical control of definition. Works were produced to fit definitions that were increasingly confining and oppressive for the artist to work with, establishing a frustrating atmosphere that continues. The consequence, imagination and expression were coerced into disciplining themselves to abide. Art was no longer defined by beauty, or the highly developed creative skills of the artist.
So, I rejected past and present ideas by choosing an original of my own. First, I learned everything I could about pigments, and established a way to manipulate them without artist tools. Then, as I paint to imagination the line forms a peculiar characteristic, by achieving an ambiguity and freedom through our interpretation. Allowing a depth not found in contemporary painting. Thereby creating the Jazz and Poetry of visual art, making interpretation true to both, our imagination, and the work.
Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue”, was recorded without written music, or rehearsals. Becoming the first deliberately improvised album, revolutionizing music recording. It razed all established conventions. Bill Evans wrote, “This conviction that direct deed is the most meaningful reflection. I believe, has prompted the evolution of the extremely severe and unique disciplines of the jazz or improvising musician.” As a result, music has never been so diverse, or unencumbered. Imaginism frees our imagination with art in the same way music does.
Imaginism: Imagination delineates Art. Cognizance of the process initiates a complex and evolving interpretation. Individuality personalizes the experience. Art is imagination not a word.
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