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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick A View Post
    Erasing part of an image is what we did when bored in seventh grade social studies. Removing faces from Time(or whatever rag we were assigned to read)got old quickly even back then.
    Obviously you were farther advanced. All we did was paint on mustaches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkroom317 View Post
    Ok, I jumped too quickly. I can see some value in his work. My main issue is that I have yet to find his artist statement explaining this work or am I missing something. If I found this I might appreciate it more.
    I keep looking for Rembrandt's artists statement and can't seem to find it.

    Could help some of my confusion over what he was trying to achieve.
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    Different time, different aesthetics and different conventions on what is needed. In the world of conceptualism an artist statement is usually needed. I argue differently depending on the work but I do think it would be nice to see one for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkroom317 View Post
    Different time, different aesthetics and different conventions on what is needed. In the world of conceptualism an artist statement is usually needed. I argue differently depending on the work but I do think it would be nice to see one for this.
    I always feel if you have to explain the joke, it's not a very good joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post
    I always feel if you have to explain the joke, it's not a very good joke.
    Nice analogy.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Well done and agreed is most cases. However, for some reason I don't really get why he is doing what he is doing. What is trying to say? What is your interpretation of the work?
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    Ok, the video on the artists website helps a bit along with the titles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkroom317 View Post
    Well done and agreed is most cases. However, for some reason I don't really get why he is doing what he is doing. What is trying to say? What is your interpretation of the work?
    To be honest I haven't really looked at it.

    My take on art is you have to look at it and YOU have to interpret it for yourself. You have to say, " I think this is what he's trying to get across".

    To have an artist spell it out is like giving away the end of the story at the beginning. You lose the fun of it. In fact if he truly has to explain it, maybe he just sucks at it.

    OR even worse is some blowhard bullshitter at a gallery pontificating on "This is what the artist is saying. It's mans inhumanity to man as he's forcing that thing into her" when in fact it's just a run of the mill porn shot.

    Good art it meant to stimulate the mind and the sense, as well as the emotions. An artists statement to me is very amateurish.

    "See mommy this is you and this is daddy and this is the cat..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post



    OR even worse is some blowhard bullshitter at a gallery pontificating on "This is what the artist is saying. It's mans inhumanity to man as he's forcing that thing into her" when in fact it just a run of the mill porn shot.
    Very true. I guess his work just seems meaningless to me

    Actually, I've had an instructor completely misinterpret my work during critique. Rather annoying to be honest.
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    [QUOTE=Darkroom317;1347726]Very true. I guess his work just seems meaningless to me]

    I haven't read anything about him and only looked at 3 of the pictures.

    To me he has taken the soul out of those images.

    That in itself is worth exploring.
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