man proposes, God disposes.
The autonomy of an artwork go to the extend that the work is able to disassociate from its’ creator. In other words; an artwork does not eventually fulfills itself by the hands of the
artist initiator. It fulfills itself and therefore remains unpredictable. That said, I still think it’s of great importance to work along the following routine:
In order to get a grip on reality we must know the average. to know the average, we must repeat. Because man-just like objects- gets it's recognition and finally it's definition, by repeating itself. For example: humans species go to bed at night and wake up in the morning. The rule defines the average as well as the exception. Those two (rule-exception) together form recognition. We can recognize a human being by something that often goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning, but sometimes is awake at night and sleeps at daytime. To define something, one can not have the ambition to create something extraordinary (like, for example, something "beautiful"), but one must create the average, therefore repetition is needed.
2 Logic and superficiality
As with most words, one can differ on viewing the concept of logic. With logic in this context I mean the old Greek concept of Logos, that encloses principle and inference as well as (slightly different) cause and effect. These two together form the physical appearance of a work: The principle (that which gets repeated), like the burning of a match on canvas,results in a scorch-mark, if one repeats this, there appears a line and a cloud of scorch marks. If one repeats this principle, there appears a row of lines with ignitionmarks and soot. The viewer must be able to trace the physical origin of the marks on a work. The medium must not reveal, shows or represents, but the medium must redefine itself. It redefines itself by giving form to an idea and not the other way around (an idea giving form to the medium). Unlike- for example- a lot of figurative paintings that intent to transform, there paint does not remain superficial. Logic in this sense, is that which is traceable.
Also thoughts, emotions, feelings and subjectivity can interfere with logic. Logic takes care of itself, therefore these human characteristics are not needed. Although one cannot completely refrain from subjectivity and emotional relations (that would be inhumane), I intent to let them play a minimal role in the creation of a work. To let them play a minimal role, a superficial approach is needed.
3 The Elements as the medium.
The elements, water, air ,fire and earth are the mediums to which the works engages. The use of these elements as mediums is rather an intuitive preference than a strict dogma. Just like any other medium, these elements too, have their own stubbornness, however, the stubbornness of these elements lies at the base of our existence. Every culture had to cope with these elements: they’re fundamental.
One can think of a grid, a pattern or a geometrical form but none of the elements will conform.
It’s the difference between ideal and practical reality. If these two do not allow each other to the full extend, then harmony can’t be found and form can’t be made. When an idea gets blown by the wind, scorched by the fire, consumed by earth or faded by the sun, it’s not ruined; it’s taking its’ shape in reality.