How does one engage with the natural world and the man-made world during this current period? How does one differentiate between one's own unique internal experiences and the experiences which are engaging in information external to one's own senses? Is it even possible to differentiate between these experiences?
The essay begins with an explanation of the different theories of how we experience. It then outlines two different approaches to Art which offer either a ‘sensory’ experience or a ‘reliant’ experience and uses Conceptual Art and Abstraction as examples of these different types of experience within Art. It says that Contemporary Art seems to be dominated by ‘reliant’ rather than ‘sensory’ experiences and attempts to explore the reasons for the need to go beyond Contemporary Art and towards a new form of Art which exists as a social, cultural and political force.
Outlining the reasons why Contemporary Art must exist as objective factual text in the rapidly changing, dynamic and connected Information Age.
A comment on the reasons why Edward May would make Art and the reasons why he would be dissuaded from making Art.
A short essay on why the reasons why painting in 2017 is still important as a representation of physical existence but is perhaps not as important as an Art which exists within temporality.
The Divisions of Colour concept is based on the notion that we can split everything that we see into colour, and it is these divisions of colours (or colour differences) which allow us to understand the physical visual environment. By explaining how shape and colour are associated with the physicality of a being or object, the essay explores how we are able to identify changes in physicality through these changes in colour. Photography is meant to be an accurate representation of actual physicality but an alteration of these divisions of colours within photographs can giving a false impression of reality. The essay explores the importance of visual apperance in todays society and the impact that the divisions of colour within photographs is having on actual physical reality.
Objectism is Art that predominantly focuses on the documentation and exploration of objects, placing a strong focus on the ways in which humans use and consume objects and how the presentation of the “ready-made” object within the gallery space can be used in a way which places the objects concerned under scrutiny and analysis. Objectism tries to explore our existence through objects: looking at the actions performed within the physical environment and the ways in which we interact with the physical environment itself.