First, I was caught by the Vincent Syndrome: a good artist must be poor and suffering. Now, I know better. Maybe the very best old master who ever lived, Rembrandt van Rijn, was a successful artist-entrepreneur.
About Case GreenfieldPlease note. For visiting the website of Case Greenfield click the "Case" logo (top left this page). Thank you! --- About Case: Case Greenfield (1961) is a Dutch contemporary artist and philosopher. His work evolves around the idea of ‘mind models’, “the realities that we create to shape ourselves”. With his art Case aims to bring joy from beauty, and affirmation of who we are – our narratives and identity. ---> For more, visit the website: click the "Case" logo (top left this page).
I have this recurring thought in my head. I see it everywhere. Are we as a species at the brink of a big split between those who want to remain who we are and stick to traditional values and those who want to improve themselves into super-humans?
I want to make the first ever statue on the Moon of a ladder and an astronaut. The ladder, permanently pointing upwards, to the center of Earth. The astronaut, home sick, or saying good-bye forever.
I was thinking about how to express mind models in an artwork. I think I will experiment with expressing different realities as different layers, each with their own artistic expression about the topic of the artwork.
What is the purpose of art? And does modularity matter, at all? I think it does. For me, it is an integral part of the expressive power of an artwork. Doesn't have to be a painting or sculpture. May also be a firework or your life.