- The hoary.
Definitions, dimensions, manifestos, thesis. Supposed to be explanatory. They define the product, set the difference in the market. They delineate and put it in a corset. Something that has always worried me in the arts subject. It concerns me … and the basis beguin to oppress.
True it is that the corset is beautiful. And the countless little buttons that close it to fit and stick to the gorgeous form. But always, in my fetishistic desire I enjoyed letting go button after button of this refined shell. It is a pleasure to discover at last the naked and anarchic body. The pleasure of the unexpected.
Each button is a guideline to follow, a distinctive sign of a nearby art, a dimensioning mark. The Painting was dropping all those buttons and dimensions days ago. Oh Duchamp, you also loved to unzip corsets.
In contemporary art today there are in the same basket urban street graffiti painting, the poor art of a broken bag with a shoe on the floor, installation of stones scattered around the room, etc… etc… contemporary art. But a young art like the comics, talks about graphic novel, about manga, about illustrated book… and many more, with even more eagerness to diferenciate, to separate.
Each one of them is getting sewed buttons increasingly closer together to form their snug waist, even at its meeting in public. Accepted that industry and market need to label products in order to decorate them for sale, even at the risk of separating on Fairs and Exhibitions akin public to that art (it is very gourgeous the corset emphasizing the forms).
But the author should fly free, let him burn his wings when, reckless, he come close to the Sun.
Eventually, with text and pictures they tell us a story. Without going into: speech baloons, vignettes here and there, black and white pages and huge eyes, etc … Recent past yet forgotten: What were the old strips on newspapers or old comic pages where the text was written at the bottom of each picture and where not any dialogue bubbles?
What obsession to separate and parcel the people lovers of this art as a whole and lovers of its potential. I hope that a glance at the art of painting in general that is much older and already has learned in its long road that the horizon is wide, will serve us as an example. The creativity needs to unbotton the guidelines in order to find new ways and encounters … and its so beautiful to unzipp a corset.