Saturday, December 9, 2017

The power of the single image

In my art the image is the thing. The thing you possibly fall in love with because it made you stop and go under the surface. This powerful experience is made stronger when you develop a relationship with the image.

This power does not just emerge from something that is shared, mentioned or commercialised. It is not just information. The powerful image is something you keep going back to. You appreciate both the ideas and the meaningful moments it has given you.

The hunger for ideas is genuine and universal. Artists can set an example by not feeling embarrassed about their wandering curiosity. They are not following constantly the same exact logic. Elements within the image can simultaneously feel familiar and foreign.

I don't know exactly where the ideas come from, but I always face the real challenge when I'm awake and fearless. When I'm not cynically reluctant or jaded and lethargic. I seek these powerful experiences and no one else can do that exploration for me.

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