November 6, 2009

Drab...


Am in no mood for longish posts. I want to be parsimonious with words...adopt a minimalist approach, a bit like those traditional Japanese rooms, holding the bare essentials.

Been checking some Iraqi artwork, I am fanatic of Iraqi art...I usually get very excited, almost ecstatic...I surprised myself this time...It felt drab, dull, bland ...lost its luster, lost that quality of gripping me...of taking a hold of me and leaving me breathless... almost lifeless.

How come ?

A general fatigue no doubt. The artist must be tired too.


Painting : Iraqi artist, Shaker Hassan, "Objective Contemplations"