So as part of my University project I have been told to do a blog, a reflective blog so here it is.
I'm currently undergoing some sort of existential art-block. This is certainly going to be part of my physical project. Unfortunately I don't have any experimental/developmental work yet because of this dastardly art block.Jake Chapman - “It’s like Helen Keller at the butchers, that’s my description of making art”
Helen Keller is blind and deaf. Anyway I don't know what is worth painting anymore or what is worth doing a project on, because nothing matters, to combat this I have been reading and trying to find inspiration in the art some of the great artists, maybe their inspirations and drives can influence me, motivate me.
I don't often have art block and it's really quite annoying because it makes you question every painting you start, why are you doing it and where is it really leading - everything has been done before and you cant really make an impression.
It's quite Nihilist.
I suppose what Jake means by this thing he said is that making art is hard.
For this blog I was told to reflect on my artistic development and my project.
I think my narrative tendencies came through in my last project, I did series painting with inspirations from the 1926 Faust by F.W. Murnau and several other inspirations like Francisco de Goya and Paula Rego.