When a person declares himself as an artist he is often asked what do you paint?
Personally I struggle with that question since I don’t like to be defined. I never was in any type of drawers. I hate being labeled and be pushed into a category which only shows when it only describes a specific part of me.
For instance if you are using the crop tool on an image and then present what’s left as the whole image.
It’s just not true -it’s not the whole truth.
One definition of figurative art explains that “Since the arrival of abstract art the term figurative has been used to refer to any form of modern art that retains strong references to the real world.”
The arrival of abstract art has changed all the rule since before it all art was figurative and there for didn’t had any reason to define it as such.
In our life we tend to label things, feeling and even People and when the picture is changing we find ourselves struggling with it, trying to relabel so it will suit our first impression.
Bob Dylan described this well:
‘Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.
Enjoy hearing this great version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rh1ppL-xjw