A friend sent me a little saying, trying to challenge my desire to produce paintings:
"Stop looking at the walls, look out the window", Karl Pilkington.
I understand what was trying to be said, but then I thought of the actual action of looking out a window- your eyes become somewhat glazed over as you begin to stare blankly into the scene infront of you instead of really trying to understand what's going on- I think this is what art is, when it hangs on the wall. It takes everything and anything that's outside, or right in front of our eyes, to make us acknowledge and think about it- the possibilites, the undertones, the alternatives and motives, the reasons.
Last Friday I attended the opening of Justin Brett's exhibition Out of Sight. We aren't related, although we share a surname, but i also shared a studio with him at Michaelis during my last year there. He was just starting his Masters. That was when he became my unofficial brother (coming from a family of only sisters!) :) And slowly but surely we watched him divulge in his mission to create Out of Sight. I understand it was difficult for him to get permission to exhibit his masters work outs... Continue reading...