I’ve taken art where music lead by creating work for imagination to interpret as it will. Musicians began to improvise out of the same necessity I felt with regards to contemporary art. It’d become a dead end. Even as Monet, Van Gogh, and many others, worked to free imagination. Imagination succumbed to definition. Art was now a psychological experience rather than an artistic one. Artists found imagination could easily eliminate confinement, but not the categorical control of definition. The freedom was gone, and the race was on for the next definition. Work was created to fit definition, and the artist’s imagination had to discipline itself to abide. Expression was also reined in and harnessed to definition. Art critics found themselves needing psychology degrees to write about art. No longer poets helping artists express, in words, the beauty they could only express through art.
So, I rejected past/present ideas when I started painting, and followed my own by painting to imagination. Making the only truth imagination. I created a new way to manipulate pigments without artist tools. Allowing a depth not found in contemporary painting. The line becomes more by interpreting it from either side, akin to Escher. The closer you look the more you see, like a microscope. Infinite paintings within a single painting.
From the Miles Davis LP, “Kind of Blue”, 1959. The first entirely improvised album, it revolutionized music. As a result, music has never been more diverse. Bill Evans, “..artists must practice a particular discipline, that of allowing the idea to express itself in communication with their hands in such a direct way that deliberation cannot interfere. The resulting pictures lack the complex composition and textures of ordinary painting, but it is said that those who see will find something captured that escapes explanation. This conviction that direct deed is the most meaningful reflection. I believe, has prompted the evolution of the extremely serve and unique disciplines of the jazz or improvising musician.”
Art’s progress requires imagination, expression, and interpretation be unrestricted.
Imagination delineates Art. Cognizance of the process initiates a complex and evolving interpretation. Individuality personalizes the experience. Art is imagination not a word.
No Fb, Lkn,Twt, etc...Mnartists only.