Folkert de Jong
Seht der Mensch 2007
The heat is on and I am struggling here I sit in my office loft... I don't want to complain though, it is a gorgeous day in London and I am finally back here at my desk to write another post.
The new exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery has been met with the question "Is it any good?". I am questioning the question. Can you actually judge what is good and bad Art? Some of it will resonate with you and some will not. There is perhaps nothing more subjective than Art, and the pleasure of judging is within ourselves.
The New North, 2007
The Healers, 2008
Whatever you do think of this exhibit it is entertaining. Each room has a new surprise from the macabre to the destructive, even sexual agony. But, if you are looking for pure beauty I would suggest that you venture another route.
Beethoven's Trumpet (With Ear) Opus #133, 2007
Baldessari's piece is fascinating and quite brilliant, it is about the paradox of communication's incomplete nature - a sculptural sound piece about a deaf composer. If you speak into the trumpet a part of Beethoven's six quartets will be heard.
Berlinde de Bruyckere
K36 (The Black Horse)
This piece has a nauseating effect, the artist has stripped the horse of identity.
Copper sulphate Chartres and Copper Sulphate Notre-Dame 1996
Folkert De Jong
The Dance (2008)
"The clones are trading with themselves, their own kind, ripping off each other and dancing towards their destiny: self-destruction"
Folkert de Jong
"Nevertheless, is an adverb comprised of three words: never-the-less. It became my stance against the panic that ensued from the economic collapse. An attempt to answer the question: what can we make when we shouldn't be making anything?"
The Milky Way, 2007
Parapillar 7 (2006)
Riesen (Giants) 2007
The German artist Martin Honert creates human figures from a child's point of view. Here is a perspective with me and my youngest son (Marcel). Their 2.72 metres hight is not coincidental but the actual measurements from the tallest man of the 20th century, American Robert Wadlow. We do not know their intention but the word Riesen, do mean "Trek" or "Journey".
With that I am trekking along and wishing you a great evening!