I have always loved looking at art. Aside from academic analysis into shape or colour or line or texture, the ultimate test is the emotional response a work elicits.
Other people’s art is very inspiring; and not just the big names that hang in the major galleries, for there are some truly outstanding local artists.
If this work has any merit it is because of these influences. To quote Basquiat, when asked where he got his ideas from, “I look, I just look” (at the work of great artists).
If the work is too derivative, then it should be regarded as a compliment to them.
If it has no merit, then I need to look more closely.
The Infinite Enigma
Gouache and acrylic
Price by negotiation