Thursday, 2 July 2015

Giving a dose of "Vitamin Shit"

Giving a dose of "Vitamin Shit"

A group of artists exhibited their works at the Gallery of the National Centre for Culture and the Arts last July 2, 2015. 

Entitled "Vitamin Shit", it is a group exhibit coming from artists whose odd defying stints and observation of reality became a contributative factor in making those artworks. Factors would include facing fears from others, and lack of materials that somehow means a major problem in finishing artworks. 

And yet, they afford to show it in the gallery, thanks to the urge of being more creative, or as what they say: "turning shit into sugar." Thanks to the critics whose statements may trying to pull them down just because they simply did it out of their observation, in a way others would post a writeup and provoke a debate, or for reality's sake, a series of heckles. 

As this person noticed, most of the artworks featured are based on today's culture. Let's just say a depiction of sorts and be vented according to their respective mediums. Some would say it's interesting, for it reflects the reality, such as full of defects to the extent of having a need for a major surgery.  Meanwhile, others would abhor in the artist's way of venting their reaction from their surrounding, and end in Scotch Tape or in mixed media, that one painting would offend the church because of its depiction of a priest raising the body of christ, and of course they would say that the painter had mocked their faith: "¡Ereje!" or "Blasphemy!" Would be one example of it.

But regardless of the opinion, the artist's intention is to enlighten, or educate others through their work. Based on their observations it is worth compelling to create it, and sometimes it is difficult to convince people their work's relevance in the society; furthermore, it even reminds of a statement coming from this person's earlier post that they create out of what they accumulate from their observation and experience, rather than fame in a way students are educated just to learn and cultivate, rather than just to compete and compare. But anyways, the latter is an another story to read over. 
but this time, the problem may be this: not all artists are enlighting or educating others regardless of their work's strangeness, for there are those whom are making for chrissakes such as fame and fame alone, maybe a few would dare to break the cycle; much more that there are works that are indeed too inconveniently relevant, hence likely to be described as offensive by those whom understand subjectively those works, yet acknowledged and justified by some able to bear the inconveniences and willing to make major changes in their views. 

And it is up to the artist on how to handle it, in a way these artists have afford to continue their craft.