Flat Out Belief

“Not ‘seeing is believing’, you ninny, but ‘believing is seeing’…” Artistic movements, carved, collaged and splatter painted across history, generally tend to advance or dissipate the philosophical declarations and physical tangibility of their predecessors. To do so, there must first exist belief in a need for stasis or overhaul. For example, as every art history…

Expressionism Bites Back

When it comes to bashing modern and contemporary art, expressionism and its inheritance generally seems to take the most brutal walloping. A fact both understandable and restrictively short-sighted. Understandable, because, well, for the longest time artists had stuck to painting, chiseling, sketching and eventually photographing what they saw — the objects, vistas, faces that surrounded…