arts writing

Postmodern natural magic: That's how fine art works, you base proof upon proof. We have to be careful about confusing cause and effect.

Art should be about nothing, said the easel weasel.

The meaning of any situation is found in the frame within which we view the picture.

For the proof, it is a luxury to be understood, because artspeak is a closed system of self-referential language peppered with fanciful cloudy and mysterious words.

arts writing: Proof by analogy is fraud

It is a nice naive concept which perhaps can be made into a rigorous theory. Art being only our ignorance of real causes, whether mermaids exist or not, art rules such as ideal body proportion would remain arbitrary. Open science widens the net.

A comprehensible proof is not necessarily the shortest one, but a proof of small width.

Alexandre Borovik

What art has in common with logic and mathematics is that art is a tautology. The art idea and artwork are the same. Both can be appreciated as themselves without going outside the context of the gallery or the museum for verification.

Roman Opalka, Art disproves infinity

arts writing

Art is not in the box, interesting art is in the gap. Be an outsider.

"Increments are the forms I understand, and repeating and expanding them to create systems and structures are acts of ritual."

Tracy Heneberger

arts writing

To those art-world people who do not think out of the playful art box.

arts writing

There's something magic about artistic logic, but remember magicians are a deceitful lot, don't trust them. Good pictures remain more or less a closed book. Otherwise, obviousness rules the day here. Widening the appeal of arts writing is the goal.

How to escape reality when reality kills?

The deeper the pit you're falling into, the more chance you have to learn how to fly.