Blank Slate is “project zero” for Case Greenfield. Inspired by neuro-scientist Steven Pinker the artworks of this project express how a blank slate in art is impossible. “We, artists, all stand on the shoulders of giants.”
From the first cave artists in the stone age, Davinci, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, up to Picasso, de Kooning, even Koons, and beyond. We, artists have been influenced by our predecessors. Again and again. Let it be our mission to bring art a step further. A giant leap. Just like they did.
The project evolves around the model in many an artist’s mind of being completely original in their creativity. They are not. We are not. No artist ever is. There is no 100% originality in our brain. Try it yourself: think of something, anything, that does not exist of one element of existing things or ideas. All artists are connected through ideas, inspiring each-other in an ever-evolving artistic continuum.
Yet, we want to stand out, be original, independent, free. How to deal with this? Are our artistic theme and voice all we have?