Doo-da in the mail

There's a lot of gibberish that arrives in the mail. Not all of it is spam or financial investment proposals from Nigeria -some it is a self-consciously pretentious artspeak laden pitch lobbed by an art gallery trying to peddle it's rotten wares. E.g. this arrived a few days ago-

This series (of art works) is an internalized perception of a world that is complex, but on paper becomes the embodiment of transcedentally lucid concentration. While colour is the core around which Manish's work revolves, it is also the environment within which the artist explores texture. His works are born out of propositions of apply and excavate, add and subtract and are aimed at the ultimate search - the creative state that seeks integration with the sublime.

Wearily I clicked  on the link(just don't ask why) and I found this -

 some kind of an art work by
Manish Pushkale

and other similar splotches, botches and doo-da.

You may see more of this gentleman's works here.

I failed to see the internalized perception of  a complex world, or of anything and I totally missed what must have been really bloody marvelous transcendental lucidity of ..... whatever.

But then that's just me. Here's hoping that -as the artist applies and excavates,adds and subtracts(or is that a math student working part-time on a construction site?)- he will soon integrate himself with the sublime.

Hopefully then he won't need to waste so much precious paper.


That's the trouble with internalised perceptions. Very difficult to convey to the punters. That's why the old masters took such care to externalise them.
Anonymous said…
It's true that art comes in various forms, some of which aren't appreciated by all.
I think a great example of true modern art is this video by Ella Montclare. She has put together a video that highlights the true effort that goes into making a video yourself. If you're running things on a small budget and still trying to achieve something beautiful it takes an enormous amount of effort, sweat and tears and I think this video shows this