Often when a viewer looks at works of art they ask themselves, ‘why did the artist make this?’ However I believe that understanding the original idea or intention of my work defeats my ambitions for this artwork. Instinct led me to paint this painting. By trying to understand my instincts my aims are never going to be clear.
Creativity is instinctive, and it is buried within me. I’m interested in this part of myself. I am curious about exploring what I am hung up on. I’m not in control of what comes out.
Braque said, “the only thing that matters in art is what that cannot be explained.”
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Art does not have a purpose and function like a design. It is not essential to try and understand why I made this artwork. A person viewing an artwork comes to see the work with their own unique background, knowledge, and history. The artwork now exists on its own, and it has to stand up by itself.
Everyone sees things differently. I believe that the best artworks mean different things to different people.
As Duchamp said, “the artist has only 50% of the responsibility and that is to get the work out, it is completed by the viewer.”