David Hockney, and Postism Art – lots of Agreement

Noted artist David Hockney, in an article on BBC asks, “Why art has become ‘less’
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-16578438

Quote:

David Hockney thinks that over his lifetime art has become “less”. He blames the art establishment (museums, galleries, art schools) for becoming over-enamoured with conceptual art: “It gave up on images a bit” the artist laments.
By which he means that the artworld ignored figurative art: paintings, sculptures, videos and installations that aim to represent the known world: the sort of work Hockney makes: landscapes, portraits and still lifes.
Instead he feels, museums and galleries have jumped too willingly into the unmade bed of conceptual art where lights go on and off in a game of philosophical riddles. But Hockney says “the power is with images”, and in neglecting them the artworld has diminished the very thing it aimed to protect: art.

For many years, I’ve been saying the same thing whether it’s in my video, Snake Oil, that challenges all conceptual art through conceptual art …

Snake Oil Video

Or through my revolution in the arts:
http://tinyurl.com/38a5txu

The 20th century was the century of the ‘isms’ in art. But starting up another ‘ism’ now, or looking for a new ism now, is no more modern than painting like an impressionist, or pointillist, or surrealist 100 years after that ism.

The real development in art is not a new ism but the end of all isms. That’s one of the main aspects of post-ism, or postism art ideas. See the links above for more, or the categories on art on my blog.

Photo 6

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 23 year old zine Musea)

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