Posts Tagged ‘Robert Williams’

The worst thing an artist can do

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

“Well executed and tightly rendered artwork, by skilled and competent artists, has been considered intellectually insignificant by the international fine arts community for more than fifty years… for over half a century, art connoisseurs have allowed themselves to become too self-engrossed with their relative presence in front of art to actually see the art itself, something along the conceptualist philosohy of ‘I declare this pile of sand to be brilliant, therefore I am briliant in my predication.’

The worst thing an artist can do, when working within the conventional art world, is to load-up a piece of artwork with too much forethought and detail. Preoccupied art admirers can’t digest creative expression that requires their exhaustive investigation.”
-Robert Williams, writing in issue #56 of Juxtapoz magazine.

Shown above: In the Pavilion of the Red Clown.

A tasty dish

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Sooner or later you get to Robert Williams. This one is typical.