figure drawing, Wabi-sabi reality

Wabi-sabi aesthetics.

Why must everything be a contest? Sometimes, it's better to want than to have. Beauty of imperfection is an inevitable reality.

You see art every day, people want simple answers, quick solutions. Drawing is like telling a story.

Another way to think of this? Simplicity is often the deciding factor in (artistic) expression of "Art that speaks for itself". A drawing is not just an image, but a physical object as well.

ink drawing, Wabi-sabi reality

It looks like funny artworks are talking with each other in some alien language we can't understand. A solid morning routine is the backbone of a productive day.

Contemporary wabi-sabi art

Contemporary art is indeed running out of good problems.

What to do when there is no rule book? What we often perceive as perfection in the drawings is not always true when we can make detailed observations. Art-like activity is painting the timeless grandeur of drunk Greek gods as an ideal picture where the proportions feel right.

reality drawing

Finding a narrative behind the image, often between representation and imagination, frequently nowhere. Curiosity is boundless. Drawing is like telling a story. Etching critiques the myth of originality.

Make use of a wild, sensual, unpredictable method to help us adjust to our own limitations as humans. Good pictures slowly became more mindful about their feelings.

reality drawing

"Quand j'ai autrefois defini le dessin comme l'art de supprimer, je n'aurais pas pu choisir de meilleurs exemples pour illustrer cette définition que ces deux gravures sur bois."

Max Liebermann

figure drawing, Wabi-sabi reality

Friendly metaphors and idiosyncratic symbols give the illusion of art and it's that counts. Difficult drawings turn into easy drawings, unnecessary skill is boring art, seen as locally overlapping practices, each with their own constitutive norms and values.

drawing interpretation

If you believe in some pattern, you have to stick to it. Slow art is very deliberate. It's much more difficult to manipulate information once it's been understood. Drawings on paper sometimes are banal, but always flat and shallow.

Believing contemporary issues drawing and knowing it to the core is more relevant than showing unnecessary skill. an assertive, instinctive use of shape and line. Frustrating as this is for artists, horizon line is again often another "inevitable reality", because it represents the viewer's eye level.

coiled dragon, crouching tiger

I know that makes me an odd one out, but then so do many other ends. A laundry list of idiosyncratic images and an alphabet soup of quizzical and imminent collapse. Dogmas are relegated to the margins of art history.

You want to push the envelope, but you don’t want to do something that’s impossible to do. So you have all these ideas that are at the edge, and you have to pick one that you think might actually work.

OK drawing people

Subjective knowledge always intercedes in the processes that bind the hand to the eye.

Louise Whiteley, Nature 455, 468 (25 September 2008)

The quest for universal truths expressed using the predominance of line, but the line did not discover the secret to innovation curiosity.

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