Jackson Pollock at work.

 

‘It’s all about the process’, and this is an expression we listen quite often. Every corny quote about happiness, art or life has this meaning and we read lots of cheap metaphors like “dancing under the rain” or “enjoying the ride”…

Well, it is extremely true. Our last lesson of Angela Rui was about artists who used more or less the same conceptual method. To give more importance to the process of creation is more important than the final result, as Kurt Schwitters did, artist we studied on our first lesson. This course, History of art, was a cycle. At the end we were at the starting point, did we need the entire course to actually absorb what we were taught in the first lesson, but why was it given so much importance to this chaotic artist?

When we studied Arne Quinze, it was said that his work is always a passage; you never have to stay there.

The name of one slide was this: It is a strategy that builds on the composition. Without end. Without an aim. Without boundaries. So if you don’t have an end, it is always a process. When we studied the Environmontage it was said that you don’t have to write but you can understand it by doing it. It is a process, it is not theoretical.

I can keep going mentioning artists as The Chapusat brothers, Dieter Roth, Frank Ghery and specially Duilio Forte, which, without giving function, they give space, pure space.[1]

It seems like they fall in love with the present composition, and if two pieces go perfectly together, and then three and then four, at the end you will have a masterpiece, but it was always about that present moment.

The building of the cell for the contemporary man has helped us to understand the beauty of the process, which has a lot of simbology with life, itself.

haha, cool, let’s find ourselves


[1] Angela Rui

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