Work at the “Celebrity will eat itself” show, Los Angeles.
The visual arts are the focus of culture; they are the most important road leading humanity away from its old home of ‘nature’. From the cave paintings of Altamira to the most obscure conceptual art of today, it represents our fundamental desire and drive to replace the natural chaos with a cultural order. The visual arts have so often served spiritual ends because of this capacity. At its basest level artists take dirt, model it and give it significance. It is no coincidence that the state funded galleries of the world have taken on the presence that once, only religious buildings had.
Art isn’t about communication. It’s about the search for significance and control in a world of anonymity and chaos.