They say, – “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”.
Do you agree?
Can art be beautiful or ugly? Can it be categorised that way?
I don’t think so.
I’ve spent all my life as an artist. I don’t understand the preconceived notions that come with someone’s art being beautiful or ugly. Art is all about the feeling, the vibe and the warmth that it emanates. The vibe can be inviting or intimidating. It doesn’t make it any more beautiful or ugly. This is an argument I’ve always had with fellow artists and art enthusiasts. My friends or colleagues, when at an art gallery, just can’t stop discussing how beautiful a piece looks and how ugly another one does.
Just like I said in the last part of this blog, I like to just close my eyes and feel my art. I can’t call any piece of art beautiful or ugly anymore.
Well, that’s just me.
If you’re in New York, you’re in one of the best cities in the world to try out my approach to art judgement. Here are some of the best art galleries you should visit before you take the next bus to DC:
450 Park Ave (at E 57th St), New York, NY
2. Metro Pictures
519 W 24th St (btwn 10th & 11th Ave), New York, NY
3. Hauser & Wirth
511 W 18th St (btwn 10th Ave & 11th Ave), New York, NY
4. Marianne Boesky Gallery
509 W 24th St (btwn 10th & 11th Ave), New York, NY
5. Eden Fine Art
470 Broome St (Greene st.), New York, NY