Art in the history of humanity reached different forms and purposes, mans always felt the necessity of this kind of expression for different reasons. It seems that nowadays art is considered for a big part as decoration of different spaces; but when it decorates it also does something else? I NEVER make art considering its future or potential decorative purpose, if it has one, I always make art motivated by what I feel inside and I care for, often it comes from my life experience and driven by the art process, always so unpredictable. Art today, like always, carries with it a universe of a person that live in a time and in a space and this is something that art can represent so uniquely. Than reflecting on the fact that we today use it as a decoration quite often brings about a very subjective topic that it cannot be resolved in only one way, it depends on who decorates and what you decorate. I had a conversation quite animated and quite felt about the fact that some art is not meant for lived spaces because it is too charged or it can cause distress. I believe that “hotel art” (not felt, cold, often poor prints) should not be done or used and that an image even if strong can tell something special to the person who feels a connection with it. I believe that in art we should care about who likes our art and not about who doesn’t because it means that the artist and that person shares something particular together, and not with the person who doesn’t like the piece.
The images and shapes that art can create are infinite and they speak differently to different persons but than the decorative aspect is a “second moment” consideration that is too personal to be judged. We decorate ourselves with clothing, styles, make up and we decorate spaces we feel ours as well, the fact that than we have to share those spaces with other people is another “second moment” consideration to make and sometime we have to mitigate for the well being of everybody. But I think that everybody should have his or her personal and unique free space to create, that is his or hers, and I think that nobody should make or not make art driven by the fact that it would be too much to handle for some people.
We cannot block the powerful and precious creative impulse of an artist because we don’t like a sort of image to be seen on walls or on a particular room, there are enough people and circumstances for each piece of art to find its right place.
Art wants and request its own freedom.
Images are from collaboration between Hyatt Regency London and Saatchi Gallery London.
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My desire would be that everyone that could share anything related to art, their art, art making, art viewing with no expectation but with the same freedom that brought ME making all my works.