March 31, 2010
Have you ever talked to those individuals who think and claim that they are painters, in which they paint something on the board and claim that this is my abstract sensation and expression of something and people organize exhibitions, and the like.
One day I went to an art exhibition here, and was watching many paints of someone at the gallery, and most of the paints are like full of chains and dark things, and they sound they are talking about FREEDOM in boards and the like.
And I went to the painter and asked about the ideas behind the paints, he said painting is not like literature; see and take whatever things you want to go and go; this sounded to me rude; I was just trying to understand him that what he painted and tried to deliver are in conformity with what I understood; and this sounded to me rude; and I said to him…I am not looking for your approval, but was just checking on what the stuff wanted to deliver.
These people are like one of the most up-surd people in many cases since they think that Nature has called them for mission and purpose and think they are people of abstract sensational, the type of people who can express thing in best and most articulative way, and try to neglect others as if they are deprived of the best gift nature has to deliver.
There are wonderful and imaginative painters this world has treasured; and there are painters in which none has a clue on what they are doing, and in some cases the wall paint in your house could tell and give better feelings and thinking than what they paint and the like, and in fact when you ask them on what they paint, they try to answer in attitudes like those who did excellent job in the scope, which sounds so silly.
It is commendable to have a model for your scope or profession, but when one imitates those who are like pioneers; this could need moderation and care, to what extent one has to follow them. When one takes the form or shape of those pioneers, such trends could lead us to wrong ends, in cases.
For example, I could be the best painter in town, and I could have excellent gifts none could have; and I could have my own personalities like,taking opium, smoking cigarettes; making my hair like Bob Marley, and the like, and most tend to be like me, and instead of copying what I do—Paints—they could be attracted to the personalities I develop smoking part, hair drilling part and the like. In this case, they give more priority to the least aspects of copied personality. They take the form than the spirit.
What I observed in the younger generation of the paint world here in most cases, in terms of expressing oneself to others, and personalities, they are like copying the form part than the spirit and the like, and they tend to have some sort of direction in terms of their thinking and personalities.
They tell you, this color is so loud; this is to express their dissatisfaction and displeasing aspect of that given color; they try to create a connection between sound and colors; they tell you, this color is disturbing…they try to connect colors and feelings here, and the like, they are just expression created by them so that they could communicate nicely and the like, and have their own island of uniqueness and special gift stuff.
One day an old woman asked the painter who was rented in her compound since she thought that he has better know how on colors and the like, and she wanted to make her house wall’s with nice paints and colors and she told him the color and the type of things she wanted and the painter replied, that color you think is very loud and the like in his own jargon and she was confused and she told him that she will bring another person who knows meaning of such expression since it sounded to her that that painter is kind of abnormal person.
The point here is that when one addressed certain jargons in such worlds, the expressions like relating sound and color are not customary in the contingent world, in such cases one needs to use layman words that could make you communicable to others than pretend as if others are ignorant and you are smart since you do abstract things on the boards. This is a sickness the field is suffering due to imaginary feelings and thinking they create to themselves.
How can I explain it to you, this is something abstract and the like, there are many thing that could be expressed; and there are things that could not be expressed due to the nature of incidents and lack of experience by others, which is true; but there could be more things that more people could understand and share on what you think like I am the only one who knows this matter.
Unless and otherwise you lack skill and capacity to explain and express, such things could be communicable and express-able to others; here one should confess one’s incapability or inadequacy than blame other’s capacity or inadequacy and the like. Find words and expression in way others understand you than think that you are like something and as if others are idiot.
Art is a combination, coordination and result and accuracy and precision of both senses—Inner and Outer—in which the inner senses develop thoughts and the outer senses support with their practical translations that could give meaning and understanding to others. When both are well organized and coordinated, they come up with meaningful insights and pleasant paints so that whoever passes by, look at them and tell; YES; this is a real paint!!