digital art – 2 Much 2 Control – Dan Beck 2008
When I wrote about this digital painting before – I focused on the process and the secondary success not conceived of with the original goal in mind. There are always secondary gains or successes which were not intended – just as in life.
I like to think that my work is innovative art – that I am always pushing the limits of the medium or my own limits – the limits of my audience which of course includes myself. If I am doing my job correctly, I will not necessarily appreciate some of the things I do right away… a strange paradox really.
All art comes from somewhere else – all music, all dance, all theatre etc. is not created in a vacuum, but is built upon what is already found elsewhere in culture. A term I have come to appreciate more than even originality or innovation is authenticity – whether the art is authentic or genuine – coming from the place of being done because it has to be – where appreciation and regard are not a thoughtful consideration.
Innovative – I think, is more about being ahead of the curve …
- Shape of Something New – a previous departure from the art I was doing at the time – but a road I didn’t travel down – and one which seemed too familiar and previously traveled by others – but a piece I like nonetheless
- Ahead of the Curve – this article takes the curve for granted – career with money
- Ahead of the Curve – clips from university musicians – some authentic – some cloning … obviously originality and innovation are difficult to measure – work that is too different has always been poorly received