What I Hate about Art
This is a quote highjacked from the Art News Blog
It is about a 2010 exhibition of Anthony Lister’s
I love Anthony’s raw, visceral, familiar, disturbing, abstracted art
This quote says nothing, at least nothing that is understandable.
(I’ve highlighted the worst sentence, just so we are on the same page)
From the Lyons Wier Gallery blog here..
“Known in the Low Brow movement for his intriguing, playful hybrid of street art, expressionism, and cubism all manifested in non-traditional media such as spray paint; Lister’s new body of work shows the tongue-in-cheek frivolity of his earlier pieces developing (or decaying) into a more mature and disturbing direction. The deformities and un-done aesthetic resolve of Lister’s work provides viewers with a concretization of contemporary societies’ psyche – or, as the artist himself states, “making the obvious more, well, obvious”.”
For Fucks Sakes.
One of the reasons I quit my painting degree was that I could not stand the wank
When did art get highjacked?
When did society get told that art only belonged to one section and not another?
When did it get wrapped in a language I think half the people who speak it don’t even understand?
When did people with eyes and ears and hearts say I don’t like art-
Because they weren’t allowed to participate-
Because art didn’t like their sort?
This is why street art is so popular: it is accessible and no one is telling you how to digest it.
This is one of the reasons I love printmaking
It is affordable, inherently unelitist
And why I adore Kathe Kollwitz:
Her work was for everyone:
Grow up art world,
You elitist pack of wankers.
Your need to justify your existence with
Is one of the reasons the gallery system will die.