Colours and a frame, transitions, gradients, lines, text and layers.
ON THE NOTION OF BEING AN ARTIST IN THE CLASSICAL SENSE
Our culture of pictures and re-mixing makes EVERYTHING a picture, EVERYONE an artist. But who has time to develop an eye, a taste, a feeling for the failure or impartial success of a composition, other than an artist giving himself the permission for that kind of work? Modern art is sometimes criticised with a casual “I can do that, too!” – or the postmodern notion of “anything goes”. Maybe it does, but common people do normally not take the time to develop an artistic “position” or a particular taste and do not dare to expose themselves to the public as “artists”. To accept the freedom of “anything goes” might rather mean to limit oneself than to be liberated from any constraints – therefore turning all the world into “art”. I read it more like you have to create your own themes and aesthetic language. Most of the people are too afraid of limitless choice to understand how difficult and liberating that can be…