Fear in art
Fear in art
Is fear present in art? More specifically in the work itself? What to fear? Artists are currently free, they are not limited by any theories or styles. You can do anything, any work can be considered a work of art. Does the question arise who is to recognize them?
Recognition in the arts.
To be recognized and acknowledged – it must be a pleasant feeling. Not all artists are given this. Or one could say – not many artists are given it. If an artist set himself the goal of gaining recognition, then one could say that he decided to kill his art. Of course, this decision would not be a physical obstacle to creation. One can be in the studio and work. This decision, on the other hand, is a mental obstacle. It is a barrier to one's own artistic truth.
Fear of the unknown
But let's leave this problem. I would like to write about the fear of the unknown. It is present at the beginning of each new image. I am aware of some skills I have. I know that I have the opportunity to paint a picture that will be some, maybe not the worst. However, this is not a reason to paint. Painting as performing a well-mastered skill makes no sense. Painting is a way into the unknown. There must be a desire to explore. WHAT?! Everything is discovered, everything has already been done in art. Yes, but I have not yet discovered all that is already discovered. And this is my chance. Art is like a huge cloud that will absorb every artist, and find a place for him. Why is fear present?
Fear of clashing expectations with my own limitations. Where do these expectations come from? From the desire to create something that has not yet been done. These are bold intentions. The creation of the universe is unsurpassed – the Creator did it in six days, and “saw that it was good.” Invent all creatures, give them the right to live – unimaginable creative omnipotence! We, the people, were given a little bit. And so we tire of our desires. We strive to implement them, but we never meet them completely.
I stand in front of a blank canvas and I'm afraid.