CODE tend to be not respected and it give birth to art creation. When I was a child, my mum asked me if I wanted to have a drawing teacher because she saw me spending hours in drawing my favourite characters.
And I just answered: _what for? I can already draw.
I’ve never followed any art class, which somewhere consist in respecting academic codes and rules. I’m sure I kept my own style, vision and way to manipulate the tools because of this “un-education” If I would have studied the master pieaces of the previous painter it could break also my self confidence. Spontaneity can’t match with code. Because any kind of code, files number, words, rules, references ect.. already exist before the creation. Thus, No code is an open window of possibilities and also a part of mystery. My Artwork have their own code, let’s say that is a kind of language. I invited a poet to write on the wall I made behind Basquiat’s portrait as well as the one of Billie Holiday. Jennifer Demolon left school when she was 13 years old and as an adult published a book and she’s now a writer. She didn’t have the time to write on the blackboard, but through paintings she can express herself on a wall which is forbidden in “real life”. Therefore, I wonder does CODE is the limit of liberty and originality in art?
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Painting / Maalaus
The work: Random Text Samplings, is made in response to: Lefebrve’s Writings on Cities. (‘Seen from a window’) Inspired by contemporary sampling methods used in statistical annalysis, a set of rules were devised as a template to act as a devise from which to make a new hybrid piece of art. Some formal elements were retained while the rest was stripped away.
The rules were:
1) Selected words were kept in the original order of the text.
2) All punctuation, upper and lower cases reserved.
3) Once text selected, expression and poetry of the piece delivered through the visual perception of the text.
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Typography / Typografia