To be modern rather than being fashionable

Marc Ferrero
Jul 11, 2014 2:37PM

Modernity is freedom of the spirit in the service of the future, fashion is a subjection to the dictates of his time : one creates new theories, the other shows he has learned the lessons of his time.Modern mind does not mean "modern technology", if the evolution of things allows artists to have access to new technical processes, machines are only tools. When the tool dominates the mind, whatever the subject, catastrophe is never far away.The paradox of modernity is that all great artists have always innovated by illuminating the world through the filter of their freedom of thought and often old ideas thousand years: Braque, Picasso and African masks, Elvis Presley and the Blues slaves of the United States, Sergio Leone westerns and etc …In my case my position is simple: When the trend wants an artist creates his stencils and editing on photoshop and then print on any medium in the extraordinary lift with touches of paint, I take my charcoal to draw my own stencils and making up stories to create my mounting . When industrials make the work of artists creating for them mixtures of colors used in spray, I take my tube oil colors and I create my own mixed colors oil …When the media judge the success of an artist through the number of assistants who produce in its place to flood the market with multiple using the pretext that Rubens, Rembrandt, had their own assistants (simplify a work for a lambda worker again easily and impart knowledge to young talents handpicked is not the same thing). I take pleasure in finding myself alone with my creation and realized each canvas is signed by who has made it, me!When to please the public in age to acquire artworks, the market requires to populate paintings with icons of his youth to sell them, I am creating my own characters and paint portraits people that do not exist but that reflect their time. Finally, when the awareness requires a civilized discourse and a smooth picture, you can always find me at 3:30 in the morning, alone in my studio trying to paint furiously , with in my mouth some not very good Artistic truths to say!To conclude, I think the return of the great paintingIn comitive we trust …

Marc Ferrero
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