Intuitivism

The world is a pearl on which one’s reflection can be found

The mirroring of truth trumps the manipulation of truth

Power resides within the individual

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Intuition is the 6th sense
it can be utilized and cultivated through art

…of Intuitivism…

PREDOMINANCES

vision over concept
work over word
subtlety over shock
quality over quantity
conviction over apathy
evolution over dogma
freedom over necessity
guidance over structure
uncertainty over certainty
experience over explanation
individualism over conformity
eternal over contemporary
intuition over institution

MERGERS

meaning with form
feeling with thought
execution with concept
expression with deliberation
imagination with discernment
substance with image

INEQUALITIES

technology ≠ advancement
randomness ≠ creativity
immaterial ≠ spiritual
referential ≠ actual

concept art
intention art

EQUALITIES

art = art


Intuitivist philosophy…

  • recognizes that it is the nature of art to be conceptual
  • recognizes that form is as important as concept
  • recognizes that successful artistic communication is dependent upon execution and form
  • believes that artistic ‘intention’ does not justify the efficacy of the work
  • believes that referential aspects do not justify the efficacy of the work
  • believes that medium or means do not justify something as art
  • believes that artistic effort does not translate into art if it must be explained beyond its own existence
  • maintains the viewer as co-creator of the work
  • maintains the viewer’s understanding and interpretation of a work to be as true as the artist’s intention for the work
  • knows that image alone cannot generate substance
  • thinks that art history can no longer be linear
  • differentiates between art-forms (i.e. painting, music, performance,  poetry etc.) on the basis of organization and individuation
  • does not position one art-form above or below any other in importance or relevance
  • perceives that removing ‘boundaries’ between art-forms is arbitrarily pretentious and tangential
  • perceives that removing ‘boundaries’ between ‘art’ and ‘life’ is arbitrarily pretentious and tangential
  • does not distinguish between ‘traditional’ and ‘nontraditional’ for the reason that such factors are irrelevant
  • seeks to avoid pursing self-evident factors of art and art-making
  • seeks to avoid well-intended logic mediated by preexisting structures
  • recognizes that popular success has no relation to artistic success
  • recognizes that monetary worth has no relation to artistic worth
  • recognizes that technology is not a virtue
  • recognizes that ‘viral’ is a term used to denote disease
  • recognizes that ‘social media’ is an oxymoron and that it is neither ‘social’ nor ‘media’
  • upholds an ongoing mistrust of society-at-large and group consensus for the reason that mass-culture and democracy have proven to be untrustworthy structures
  • believes that the ‘aura’ or originality of a work of art is not diminished by its reproduction or replication in this post-mechanical-reproduction age
  • believes that the potential for originality rests within the individual and cannot be outwardly fabricated or contrived
  • maintains that virtual (conceptual) experience cannot approach or replace physical (individual) experience

Intuitivist art…

  • can be made through any art-form or combination of art-forms
  • manifests as distinct art-forms for the purpose of distilling expression and refining communication
  • is not determined by any particular ‘style’, though a style may be perceivable
  • is not confined to pre-existing methods or techniques, though it may employ some
  • prioritizes fundamental elements of sensory perception (i.e. color, line, tone, harmony, movement) as the primary methods of communication and expression
  • is not made to be didactic
  • stems from the impetus of inspiration within the artist
  • is created firstly by the artist/transmitter and secondly by the viewer/receiver
  • is to be experienced rather than explained
  • opens a channel connecting inner and outer awareness within the artist and the viewer
  • merges past with future to create the present
  • in an end in and of itself

The Intuitivist artist…

  • draws from all of art history as desired
  • draws from personal interests, obsessions, and perceptions
  • utilizes the art-forms which best manifest their ideas, feelings, and vision
  • maintains individuality of vision
  • knows that what one wants to do is more important than what one should do
  • does not submit their art to the fancies or expectations of others
  • does not submit their art to any monetary impetus
  • develops inner skills and awareness, these being the fundamental tools through which one creates art
  • is an autodidact
  • accepts that what is in vogue is neither here nor there
  • does not create based on what is ‘old’ or ‘new’ or by any other conceptual dichotomies
  • does not create art for the purpose of being accepted or revered by any person or group
  • does not create art for social status or monetary gain
  • does not create art to prove a point or espouse an opinion
  • sees importance in composing images, signs, and symbols as updated forms of communication
  • uses art to communicate ideas and not vice versa
  • is aware of the marvelous within the mundane and vice versa
  • maintains receptivity in that it is a virtue
  • initiates activity in that it is a necessity
  • is aware that art-making begins and ends as a solo journey
  • may create art that has shamanic effects
  • perceives process and progress to be non-linear
  • recognizes the importance of art in the evolution of humanity
  • is a channel and medium transmitting and transmuting what is beyond (in)to what is before
  • feels the eternal need to create
  • knows the art to be paramount
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