What the hell makes me think I am an artist? – Art, artists and paintings, an article by Goff James

“All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.”

James Baldwin

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© Aïda Muluneh, Lest We Remember, 2017

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https://www.departures.com/art-culture/women-african-artists

 

“…being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.”

Elijah Wood

 

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© Tilau Nangala, (Title and Date Unstated)

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https://tjupiarts.com.au/artists/

 

“Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.”

Anni Albers

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© Anni Albers, Black White Yellow 1926, re-woven 1965 

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https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/anni-albers
Conceptualizing, visualizing, interpreting and creating through image making is primevally basic for art and the artistic process. Such images were created in the period before the invention of formal writing, and when human populations were migrating and expanding across the globe.

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© TARA/David Coulson, Handprints and other figures, Awanghet, Tassili n’Ajjer, Algeria  

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https://africanrockart.britishmuseum.org/introduction/chronologies/

The first human artistic representations, markings with ground red ochre, seem to have occurred about 100,000 B.C. in African Rock Art. This chronology may be more an artefact of the limitations of archaeological evidence than a true picture of when humans first used form to create art.

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”

Emile Zola

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© Yayoi Kusama, I Want to Sing My Heart Out in Praise of Life, 2009

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https://www.artsy.net/artwork/yayoi-kusama-i-want-to-sing-my-heart-out-in-praise-of-life-2

“I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.”

Yayoi Kusama

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© Coatlicue, National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, c.1250-1521 CE

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https://www.ancient.eu/image/2164/coatlicue/

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

Anais Nin

Look, look and look again… – Art, Artists and Paintings an article by Goff James

“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.”

Joan Miro

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© Joan Miró, Women and Bird in the Moonlight, 1949

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https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/miro-women-and-bird-in-the-moonlight-n06007

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”

Leonardo da Vinci

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© Leonardo da Vinci, The Automobile, Sketch -1478

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http://www.leonardo-da-vinci.net/automobile/

“I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.”

Yayoi Kusama

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© Yayoi Kusama, Studio Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life, 2011

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https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/yayoi-kusama

Through analysis, comparison, symbolism and emphasizing of the visual elemental composition of form, art enables man to possess the essential mechanisms of perceiving, comprehending, understanding and interpreting. The relevant extracted data is then set out in terms of measured quantities and the found order is expressed in the individual’s analysis of the differing relationships of the inherent structures of that particular artistic form. Whether through communicating using semantic, syntactic or pragmatic processes.

“Humans see what they want to see.”

Rick Riordan

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© Remedios VaroPapilla Estelar, 1958

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https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-8-female-surrealists-who-are-not-frida-kahlo

“All that can fall within the compass of human understanding, being either, first, the nature of things, as they are in themselves, their relations, and their manner of operation: or, secondly, that which man himself ought to do, as a rational and voluntary agent, for the attainment of any end, especially happiness: or, thirdly, the ways and means whereby the knowledge of both the one and the other of these is attained and communicated;…”

John Locke

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©
Julie Mehretu, Untitled 2, 1999

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http://www.artnet.com/artists/julie-mehretu/untitled-2-EHXfwFxlbarZXN5h82YCDw2

“All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.”

James Baldwin

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© Jackson Pollock, Birth, c.1941

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https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/pollock-birth-t03979

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what [they] is.”

Jackson Pollock

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Art, Non-art or kitsch it’s a question of imagining possibilities. – Writing about Art, artists and paintings by Goff James

Winter Bears 1988 by Jeff Koons born 1955

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© Jeff Koons, Winter Bears, 1988 

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https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/k/kitsch

“Everything you can imagine is real.” 

 Pablo Picasso

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©  Pablo Picasso, Faun Revealing a Sleeping Woman (Jupiter and Antiope, after Rembrandt), 1936

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https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/picasso-faun-revealing-a-sleeping-woman-jupiter-and-antiope-after-rembrandt-p11360

“Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.”

Magdalena Abakanowicz

Embryology 1978-80 by Magdalena Abakanowicz born 1930

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© Magdalena Abakanowicz, Embryology 1978–80

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https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/display/materials-and-objects/magdalena-abakanowicz

The imagination is a powerful tool. An artist can use it to show others the world as [they see] it and to bring others into [their] dream of what the world could be.”

David R. Becker

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© David Becker, Black Daisy, 2013

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http://davidbeckerart.com/

It is through the human brain’s capacity and ability to handle intricate processes of sorting, sifting and organizing visual stimuli that humankind is enabled to achieve insight into the ordered inter-relationships of our environment and consequently the manner in which we respond to the visual impulses received from without. It is this three fold process and inter-linking between the elements; interaction, interpretation and response that enables humans to attempt to discern and to make a statement about, the processes of the nature of things and their intense variations in all their passive and dynamic moods.

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will”

George Bernard Shaw

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“Go where the silence is and say something.”

Amy Goodman

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© Amy Goodman‘George Best’, Wearing The 1968 European Cup Final Shirt

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https://www.amygoodman.co.uk/Welded-Steel.html

“Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.”

William Blake

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© William Blake, The Ghost of a Flea, c.1819–20

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https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/william-blake-39

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© Kiettisak Channonnart, Haunted Subconscious Mind 1, 1981

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Museum Of Contemporary Art, Bangkok

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Are artists prisoners of their actions and beliefs? – Art, an article by Goff James

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Goff James, Untitled, 2018

“An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success.”

Henri Matisse

The Snail 1953 by Henri Matisse 1869-1954

 

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© Henri Matisse, The Snail 1953 ,Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2018 

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https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/henri-matisse-1593

“Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.”

Albert Einstein

Working Title: African Art / Published Title: Women of African A

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© Peju Alatise, Flying Girls, 2016,

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https://www.departures.com/art-culture/women-african-artists

“My [paintings] have neither object nor space nor line nor anything – no forms. They are light, lightness, about merging, about formlessness, breaking down form.”

Agnes Martin 

Humankind’s actions can be motivated by religion, politics or merely by the inner desire to create and serves mirror-like as a reflection of a particular moment in time. Whatever the particular individual circumstances are image making requires a personal, intellectual or emotional discourse between the instigator and his environment. Artists utilize particular techniques and methods, sometimes perfecting them or even inventing completely new ones, however without spiritual individuality, image making could not achieve anything other than just being non-art.

“Between the art and the artist there is no distance.”

Attributed to Rowan Gillespie

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© Rowan Gillespie, Blackrock Dolmen Sculpture, 1988

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https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g10536946-d14173696-i323544215-The_Blackrock_Dolmen_Sculpture-Blackrock_County_Dublin.html

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© Amrita Sher-GilThree Girls, 1935

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/10087130/The-Indian-Frida-Kahlo.html

“Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea.”

Edward de Bono

“I always wanted to have the courage to do totally crazy, impossible, and also wrong things.”

Isa Genzken

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The power of imagination and creativity as processes within the human spirit and cultures… – Art, Artists and Paintings a review by Goff James

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Goff James, Untitled, 2010, Copyright © Artist
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“Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.”

Stephen Covey

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Tawee Rajaneekorn, Prostitutes Under The Tree, 2005, ©Tawee Rajaneekorn, Location MOCA, Bangkok

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“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

Albert Einstein

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Tawee Rajaneekorn, Belief and Faith, 2007, ©Tawee Rajaneekorn, Location MOCA, Bangkok

Art, form and creativity refer to the visible elements of a piece, independent of their meaning. When one looks at a particular image the formal elements contained within it are made up of colour, dimension, lines, mass, shape, etc., while the feelings of mystery and intrigue the piece evokes are informal products of the onlooker’s imagination.

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Tinnakorn Kasornsuwan, House Warming Party, 2011 ©Tinnakorn Kasornsuwan, Location MOCA, Bangkok

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“The imagination is a powerful tool. An artist can use it to show others the world as he sees it and to bring others into his dream of what the world could be.”

David R. Becker

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Kiettisak Chanonnart, Haunted Subconscious Mind 1, 1981, ©Kiettisak Chanonnart, Location, MOCA, Bangkok

Kiettisak Chanonnart

“Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.”

Ken Robinson

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Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit, Dancing, 2011,  ©Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit, Location, MOCA, Bangkok

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“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” 

Maria Montessori

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Tawee Rajaneekorn, Screaming Forest, 2014, ©Tawee Rajaneekorn, Location MOCA, Bangkok

MOCA, Bangkok

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In Dusk’s Furnaced Embrace…

A poem in response to Sangiam Yarangsee’s painting, The Dusk 

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Sangiam Yarangsee, The Dusk, 2011

In Dusk’s Furnaced Embrace

As evening’s setting

Sun dips and disappears

Behind the melting horizon

The ocean hushed

Listless lies

Day vanquished

Submerged ’neath the

Bleeding surf

Heaven’s dark skied

Moonlit clouds

Emerge

Dancing to

Night’s ancient song

Stars in unison

Spill their silver frosted

Spells upon the

Shoreline’s

Stretching sands

Soothing soft

Lulling Earth to sleep

 

Image Credit – © Sangiam Yarangsee

LocationMOCA, Bangkok, Thailand

 

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