Miklos Legrady: Crazyshit
These last 30 years, a serious conceptual error restricted photography to a lens-based practice of either photojournalism or illustration of art theory. Unfortunately academia has forced talented artists away from their soul to an objective focus of the dust on their bookshelves. This is a mistake as illustrations are a lesser representation, whereas vision and visuality are unique stand-alone practices that allow for the highest expression of spiritual and conceptual thought. Shades of Galen haunt the halls of academia, but when we dare to break that silence, or when we dare to see, we enable ourselves and the people around us to do our very best. In a reading of art history I came to the conclusion that today's counter-aesthetic paradigm, since we know so much about it, is yesterday's news. I felt the need to rise above the mundane, believed that working purely intuitively I would arrive at cultural lines of least resistance, like rolling down a natural gradient. In a study of eye candy, I found a depth and logic to visual language. This body of work is a response to the words of Canadian artist Emily Carr way back in in 1927.
"Oh, God, what have I seen? Where have I been? Something has spoken to the very soul of me, wonderful, mighty, not of this world. Chords way down in my being have been touched. Dumb notes have struck chords of wonderful tone. Something has called out of somewhere. Something in me is trying to answer."
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