Speaking to someone recently they asked that annoying question of 'what art do you like?'
being slightly inebriated I came up with this
The inventiveness of modernism
The investigations of Conceptualism
The boldness of the New York school
I was quite pleased, sounds like a good recipe.
How ones ability to make art manifests itself is a source of frustration and interest for all those involved in the practice of making. This year having worked full-time for most of the year in an arts based environment, has allowed me to think about work whilst not actually spending as much time constructing. What I have found is a consolidation of my practice and a surfacing of ideas into concreate things that i can focus on.
A confidence and belief in what it is i am doing. This kind of reflection on the work through allowing it to exist without the need for a constant revolution of the work, can and may seem contradictory to my usual desire for the new experience within the work. But one thing I remember one of BA tutors saying is that Art in its very nature is a contradictory thing.