It’s always exciting when you suddenly come across a fantastic artist that you had never heard off or seen her work. There are always the mainstream artists that everyone knows but then when you scratch below the surface you find wonderful paintings which may not be palatable to the majority of the public but is still a work of genius.
As a result of the Rothko getting vandleised at the Tate Modern, ‘Yellowism’ has come to the forefront of media attention. I have to read more about it before I make my mind up, but there should always be an open mind in exploring new art forms. Yes the Rothko may have been worth about £50 million but can say that in a year that Seagram mural, now signed by Vladimir Umanets will be worth three times more.
It also reminds me of the King Robbo and Banksy battles but in a gallery rather than on the street, apart from this has a manifesto!
Barry Fantoni, pop artist, saxophonist, cartoonist, has created a new art form with a specific format to encourage spontaneity. Measure the longest side of your canvas or paper and thats how many minutes you have to complete your work.
Depechism is a radical art form. It is a revolt against the bourgeois art created by the media and powerful galleries. It is a revolt against Conceptualism and Installationalism.
Depechism opposes Saatchism and Serotaism, who it condemns as Art Nazis who f manipulate public taste for personal gain. The art they force on the public is like all state art. It is as empty as it is pompous. The unmade bed of Tracey Emin and the shark of Damien Hirst have no more merit than the drab works of the 19th-century French Salon or the decorated stadiums of Soviet Russia.
Genius in its simplicity.
So Manchester is the city with the greatest downloads, and Ed Sheeran’s album has the largest downloads (why!). Torrent sites are here to stay regrdless of the industry’s desire to dissolve them – you can’t undo technology; the best way forward is to work with it.
Over the last 20 years there has been such a monopoly by the major record companies that only perceived commercial successes are ever realised. Nick Drake was a commercieal failure when he was alive but his contribution music cannot be questioned – he would not get a record deal these days.
Most artists have realised that the best way of earning money is to go on the road. Concerts, merchandise at the gigs are the best ways for the artist to make money.
I download lots of things and will always buy what I like, and I will always but from small independent labels. If a musician is that good / popular they can afford to give away their music, simply asking for donations. Amanda Palmers’ kickstarter campaign is the leading light in how artists should reinvent their career, cutting out the greed of corporations.
The music giants says there is less money going into producing artists, but if it means the end to manufactured ‘X Factor’ pop then good. All the artists that bands reference as influences on their career would never have beeb released in today’s market, new styles of music are being oppressed through the desire of moguls trying to make more money.
I have followed Richie Hawtin musical progression since mid nineties and am always completely amazed whenever I hear a new mix of his. If you are not aware of Richie Hawtin I would recommend that you check him out.
Don’t look on it as dance music hear it as a piece of art!