Art is what an artist does!
However, anyone who follows the art market is punished by the art market.
Nothing is clear, everything is hidden, to be absurd is the motto.
Since 2015, I concentrate on the essentials of life. With the freedom to be professional and financially independent, art is the confrontation that still remains. The question was what art is. Hardly anyone asks. The answer is quite simple. I am an artist and I do art because I don’t do anything else. And after more than 1,000 pictures, I have control of form, color and effect, I care of expedition, contemplation and inspiration also psychology, philosophy and not least the physics (optics).
Being an artist is more faith than talent, a decision. It is important to define and shape the (remaining) rest of the time. Thinking and acting should not be subject to any purpose or goal. It’s been known from ancient times that everything is hidden and concealed, but I can not do anything about it. So I use it. While trying to uncover, the resulting freedom is irrational or absurd, so my pictures have to be. It is irrelevant whether I work classically or use the digital preparation, the implementation remains after analogous transfer to the medium classic and continues to be subject to the creative process.
As a libertarian cognitive agent and system lab technician, in the effort to bring it to a point I came across a concept that matches: hypernormal. Hypernormality can be the never-existing, infinitely ambiguous mediocrity or a captive parallel world. Ultimately, the term describes an irrational state of knowledge about one’s own behavior in a society, a fake society. There is, in addition to the sociological, there are also a medical and some culturally relevant aspects.
Adam Curtis explains in his remarkable BBC movie essay “HyperNormalization” the post-factional era and a broader aspect of this state. Dr. Michael Schmidt-Salomon explains the causes of this condition very clearly in his polemic “Keine Macht den Doofen” (“No power to the stupid” – only in german, sorry). It is a provocative general reckoning with the insanity that we experience in politics, business, religion and society and from which I suffer.
Intelligence and creativity are compulsorily compulsory together, even if this results in an anarchistic worldview. There is a lurking danger of being caught in my own claim. I don’t want to be scared that this fact will overwhelm me and so I don’t make it. As long as confusion and habit are replaced by indifference and courage, it is O.K.
In the o.g. Meaning, my pictures are not realistic but normal, hypernormal; do not trust them.
Art is not decoration but explanation. Art is a business, a highly absurd business.
Hypernormality applies in times of [before | as an indicator of] a change of system [s].
Jens H. Westermann