in contemporary art
the process is the message
The contemporary artist, composer, dancer etc show that s/he knows what s/he is doing when dancing,
the subject matter appears on the canvas. The contemporary artist does not try to hide how
s/he paints but shows how it is done and the fact that he is painting.
The marks on paper or canvas are shown explicitly, they are the subject matter of the work.
From a professor in the USA on my work –
further illustrating what I wrote above:
Insightful piece of writing. Your work is reminding me more of Chinese calligraphy now, the kind that Merton was playing with – all done quickly. As Life emerges from Formless Spirit, it becomes apparent to consciousness in an unadorned state. If I filter it through thought and emotion it becomes something else, something from the past, something from the patterns I can recognize readily. Having done that, I try to take control of it without realizing that’s what I’m doing. I put it on canvas, paper, a piano keyboard, whatever container that I can find to receive it. Your “marks on paper” invite me to see a cityscape (perhaps?) before it has familiar pattern. All I see is an act of you breathing out. I can never “trap” it because it can never be more than air or a Rorschach blot onto which I project the past.
The writing he refers to is this –
Photos and figurative work as mere marks on paper