ART FOR ALL
We want Our Art to speak across the barriers of knowledge
directly to People about their Life and not about their knowlegde
of art. The 20th century has been cursed with an art
that cannot be understood. The decadent artists stand for themselves
and their chosen few, laughing and dismissing the normal outsider.
We say that puzzling, obscure and form-obsessed art is decadent
and a cruel denial of the Life of People.
PROGRESS THROUGH FRIENDSHIP
Our Art is the friendship between the viewer and our pictures.
Each picture speaks of a „Particular View“ which the viewer may
consider in the light of his own life. The true function of Art
is to bring about new understanding, progress and advancement. Every
single person on Earth agrees that there is room for improvement.
LANGUAGE FOR MEANING
We invented and we are constantly developing our own visual
language. We want the most accessible modern form with which to
create the most modern speaking visual pictures of our time. The
art-material must be subservient to the meaning and purpose of the
picture. Our reason for making pictures is to change people and
not to congratulate them on being how they are.
THE LIFE FORCES
True Art comes from three main life-forces. They are: -
In our life these forces are shaking and moving themselves into
everchanging different arrangements. Each one of our pictures is
a frozen representation of one of these „arrangements“.
When a human-being gets up in the morning and decides what to do
and where to go he is finding his reason or excuse to continue living.
We as artists have only that to do. We want to learn to respect
and honour „the whole“. The content of mankind is our subject and
our inspiration. We stand each day for good traditions and necessary
changes. We want to find and accept all the good and bad in ourselves.
Civilisation has always depended for advancement on the „giving
person“. We want to spill our blood, brains and seed in our life-search
for new meanings and purpose to give to life.
Gilbert & George