ART IN LONDON from the canals
drifting art who said arts needs an aim
When you see the word art, what do you think of, what comes to your mind. For me the word of art brings into my mind; the miles of words written by the miles of critics and the endless discussions of what IS art. In a way i was looking forwards to visiting London to have that endless discussion with the people of London, what do they see as art?
The word art means: ‘creation of works of beauty, especially paintings or sculpture’. The word beauty springs into the mind, what beauty. Beauty means: ‘that what delight the senses and mind’. Outside of the book and the meaning of the word, art will be for everybody something different.
Such as long we take the freedom of expression, you will perceive the variety of people in the art you see on the street, or in our case, along the canals of London.
graffiti art the other free art-form
London the centre of art in the UK, so they say, sure shows the medley of cultures and the jumble of expressions.
a sparkle or an objection
It was the meeting of the mixture of people along the canal that made us look to the art of london in a different perspective, than, what we primarily read in mainstream media. The Wånderlust cruising art gallery brings the art to the people instead of waiting for the people coming to the art.
we all see the world in a different way
You meet them, who see art in a very refreshing point of view. I spoke to people who never heard of land art, showing that a rock is art, as nature created something beautiful in the form of a sculpture, so long your mind finds it attractive. With these very pleasing rocks you can make something that will never sell, that costs only time to enjoy something that for the art-critics has no skill and no value yet for yourself, it gives delight to your senses.
made from the landscape in the landscape
Next to the land art we show the skill of woodwork that so many appreciate for skill and quality yet has little merit in the established art. From a photo you can make a thousand copies from a painting a hundred prints but from a wooden sculpture you cannot make a cast, making it hard to be commercial viable. The last has become the main aim of modern art, to express what is viable, while the majority of artist still struggle to make ends meet. Yet, the appreciation of art can be found everywhere, if you take the time to look, the rich and famous do not dominate the score in the art of london.
which one is the statue which one is the focus of the mind
You can find art under the bridge, you can even find art in a gas-holder.
gas holder near the Art College
While people constantly walk pass they might not see it anymore as their mind focus on the phone call or the next meeting in town,while they focus on anything that makes life a rushing by with no time to stand still.
an other wall an other expression
Just the same we met plenty of people who took the time to look, not just at our art, also took the time to tell us about their art. We met with the Tony the artistic hairdresser, Sue from the third floor, the writer from France and the land artist from Mexico.
any object can be made into a reflection
The problem of London is not the lack of art nor the lack of curiosity in art, the problem in London is time, the great rush to go nowhere yet everywhere.
For the Wånderlust London gave no moorings but plenty of sights.
never dark always light never rest always movement
So we moved out of London feeling a bit drawn in the motion, like a drowned bubble
do you know that feeling