Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Nikos Velmos at Radio Athènes


A drawing does what so much art must artificially prevent - its exhaustion. A drawing is only an idea, a scratch pad for the realized candy. The drawing is instructions for a creation inside your head. What kunsthalle budgets and SFX can concretize will never match the monster hiding in the closet of your mind. This is why inkblot abstraction has taken over the artworld - it secedes responsibility to the viewer for its meaning - making it an interminable interpretable fount. But we already had one in good ole stupid drawing. This is what we must protect from the landlords.