martedì 10 novembre 2015

ultra-abstraction in painting and drawing / Peter Ganick. 2015

UA is the taking-to-the-extreme of any of conventional abstraction’s principles.
the first aspect is that an UA picture will have no reference to any representational-reality and will, therefore, be totally non-representational as a totality though representational objects like color, language, form, variation, and all possible combinations of these aspects can be included.
it is not a parlor game, though it can have rules—all meant to be provisional and non-binding.
ultra-abstraction is not conceptual art—the art is in-the-object, not in-the-idea-of-the-object.
like all quality art, it must satisfy a certain visual quality i’ll call temporarily ‘having-character’.
this ‘having-character’ is a quality of the picture or the object primarily—how an artist’s personal development courses through his/her life UA is ‘considered’ and without doubt, has the most carefully planned importance.
this pre-planning is not from the beginning of the exemplar’s existence.
the best way to talk of this pre-planning is: choosing the parameters of the piece, namely the tools to be used—perhaps that would be enough.
if we’re talking of a painting, perhaps a palette to be used, a type of ground, a means to apply color, and any other means the artist deems important, for instance, some music to enhance creativity—anything to make the artist feel painterly.
compositional aspects are in ‘free-flow’—there is no ‘one [or many] true’ compositional form[s] that will be guaranteed to work successfully in the making of this art-form.
in some manner, UA, like the quality that makes any art-piece ‘of-quality’, cannot be taught.
unlike developing talent by ‘practice’, the sort of experimental aspect that comes into play in UA is more of a poetic, irrational quality.
‘free-flow’ in this case means, considering compositions as structures, any structure can be considered to have this ‘of-character’ quality, but how that is determined is of the utmost importance.
chaos is not UA, which has some intentional-inner-structure that is recognizable.
by ‘taking to the extreme’ and ‘poetic irrationality’ is meant the unplanned, accidental, surprise occurrence that can come up in a painting.]
these, most definitely, as not ‘errors’—rather are opportunities-for-changing-direction-in-the-painting’s-midstream, so to speak.
a simpler way would be to encourage on-the-spot-improvisation.
this is and has been all along the touch-stone of jazz-music.
one must be open to ’the moment’— in this case the pictorial/compositional moment.
so, throw away ideas of ‘balance’ as a sure-fire way to enhance a picture; but keep aware of color-values, so dark-medium and light work together in a new way.
what i mean when i wrote earlier of ‘poetic irrationality’ as a thought to have in-the-back-of-the-artist’s-mind when creating is probably the best way describe UA is free-flow composition with the spontaneous improvisational aspect of utmost importance—or—if it’s different that what’s been seen before, it is worth considering—not necessarily ‘of-character’ but worth considering.
the poet, ezra pound, told poets to ‘make it new’ while some wise people would say, ‘there’s nothing new under the sun’—  i do not claim to have an answer to the discussion but think it’s valuable to consider it.

venerdì 6 novembre 2015

chapter one of a repeating text / Peter Ganick. 2015

      
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is optional and creatively applied.  punctuation is optional and creatively applied. words and word order are what matters. words and word order are what matters. words and word order are what matters. words and word order are what matters. words and word order are what matters. words and word order are what matters. words and word order are what matters. words and word order are what matters. rule. rule. rule. rule. rule rule. rule. rule. rule. rule. rule rule. rule. rule. rule. rule. rule rule. rule. rule. rule. rule. rule rule. rule. rule. rule. rule. rule rule. rule. rule. rule. rule. rule rule. rule. rule. rule. rule. rule rule. rule. rule. rule. rule. rule rule. rule. rule. rules are the problem not the solution. rules are the problem not the solution. rules are the problem not the solution. rules are the problem not the solution. rules are the problem not the solution. rules are the problem not the solution. rules are the problem not the solution. rules are the problem not the solution. few rules applied with creative insight and wisdom is the best type of freedom. few rules applied with creative insight and wisdom is the best type of freedom. few rules applied with creative insight and wisdom is the best type of freedom. few rules applied with creative insight and wisdom is the best type of freedom. few rules applied with creative insight and wisdom is the best type of freedom. few rules applied with creative insight and wisdom is the best type of freedom. words are words and nothing more. words are words and nothing more. words are words and nothing more. words are words and nothing more. words are words and nothing more. words are words and nothing more. words are words and nothing more. is that true. is that true. is that true. is that true. is that true. is that true. is that true. is that true. is that true. is that true. that is a form of materialism. that is a form of materialism. that is a form of materialism. that is a form of materialism. that is a form of materialism. now i am on a screened-in porch. excess of one thing is lack of another. excess of one thing is lack of another. excess of one thing is lack of another. excess of one thing is lack of another. excess of one thing is lack of another. excess of one thing is lack of another. excess of one thing is lack of another. excess of one thing is lack of another. excess of one thing is lack of another. outside the remaining tree-leaves are red and yellow. outside the remaining tree-leaves are red and yellow. outside the remaining tree-leaves are red and yellow. outside the remaining tree-leaves are red and yellow. outside the remaining tree-leaves are red and yellow. outside the remaining tree-leaves are red and yellow. outside the remaining tree-leaves are red and yellow. outside the remaining tree-leaves are red and yellow. there is a lack of green leaves. there is a lack of green leaves. there is a lack of green leaves. there is a lack of green leaves. there is a lack of 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voice. amazing [a non-sequitor]. amazing [a non-sequitor]. amazing [a non-sequitor]. amazing [a non-sequitor]. amazing [a non-sequitor]. amazing [a non-sequitor]. amazing [a non-sequitor]. amazing [a non-sequitor]. amazing [a non-sequitor]. amazing [a non-sequitor]. amazing [a non-sequitor]. amazing [a non-sequitor]. yet it holds some sense of meaning. why. yet it holds some sense of meaning. why. yet it holds some sense of meaning. why. yet it holds some sense of meaning. why. yet it holds some sense of meaning. why. yet it holds some sense of meaning. why. yet it holds some sense of meaning. why. the dog likes to catch flying insects: insects insects insects insects insects insects insects insects insects: the dog likes to catch them. inside the house therefore [non-sequitor]. inside the house therefore [non-sequitor]. inside the house therefore [non-sequitor]. inside the house therefore [non-sequitor]. inside the house therefore [non-sequitor]. inside the house therefore [non-sequitor]. inside the house therefore [non-sequitor]. inside the house therefore [non-sequitor]. inside the house therefore [non-sequitor]. where intelligence reaps invention is the comparison to be made a question or a statement. where intelligence reaps invention is the comparison to be made a question or a statement. where intelligence reaps invention is the comparison to be made a question or a statement. where intelligence reaps invention is the comparison to be made a question or a statement. where intelligence reaps invention is the comparison to be made a question or a statement. where intelligence reaps invention is the comparison to be made a question or a statement. where intelligence reaps invention is the comparison to be made a question or a statement. where intelligence reaps invention is the comparison to be made a question or a statement. where intelligence reaps invention is the comparison to be made a question or a statement. how many isomers arrive at the same 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isomers arrive at the same conclusion as this document is of no concern to me although that in itself could be an isometric reality. how many isomers arrive at the same conclusion as this document is of no concern to me although that in itself could be an isometric reality. how many isomers arrive at the same conclusion as this document is of no concern to me although that in itself could be an isometric reality. how many isomers arrive at the same conclusion as this document is of no concern to me although that in itself could be an isometric reality. how many isomers arrive at the same conclusion as this document is of no concern to me although that in itself could be an isometric reality. how many isomers arrive at the same conclusion as this document is of no concern to me although that in itself could be an isometric reality. how many isomers arrive at the same conclusion as this document is of no concern to me although that in itself could be an isometric reality. how many 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