Art is the only answer.
I hope that people who have experienced pain and loss in life as absurd and meaningless will be able to connect with these ghostly shapes as images of the sense of precariousness they may feel.
ART IS THE ONLY ANSWER BY IVAN DE MONBRISON 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 18
Art is for me the only answer in our modern world to the question of death and the fragility of human nature. Through the ages human beings have used the representation of the world as a medium to conjure what they saw as powerful elements of nature that they could not explain and which would threaten them, such as spirits of the ancestors, forces of nature, death itself. I think this process is still at the core of the art medium. To represent ourselves is still a mirror to our own self, and the consciousness we have of it is reflected in the very image on the surface. In a world of technology, to choose to use still a very classical medium like painting is a way to set a bridge with the past resisting the facility of te…