Week_12_Contextual_Research

Re-watched the documentary on Aaron Siskind. I bought it some time ago. It is one of those films that I can watch over again many times as a source of inspiration. I like the way he talks about his practice of image making with such sense of knowledge, experience and passion. I really listen to what othe artists say, and it is very important for me that I believe what they are saying. From an epistemological standpoint, I understand that reality is the result of my being and experience, that any other artists works and utterances is only a visual and audial concept of their reality.  I am aware of this and understand that difference between mine and theirs, always look for common threads, that I feel validate my own concepts.

I watch and listen very intently in order to pick out bits of information that can aid me in my own practice. I feel that he is real and believable because there is an affinity and similarity between his work and mine, it’s as if we are on the same path and talk the same language.

One of the few practitioners who can dance between the real world and the abstract world with relative ease. Also a great admirer of Franz Kline the painter who inspired a lot of his abstracts.

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