I feel that the art world over the years has become increasingly polarized, as in any case, disturbingly enough, an increasing multitude of things have been doing. It has become completely and utterly dominated by conventions, whose origin and rationale tend to elude most of us. The only thing that remains clear though is that people continue to abide by these new canons, irrespectively of how they actually feel about them. They do and think whatever this maleficent plague planted in their collective unconscious commands. Lulled by the security that what this higher, yet indiscernible authority insinuates represents 'the way things are done', they become only too glad to fall back into a mould of self-righteous and disingenuous complacency.
Getting back to the art world, please forgive the self-indulgence, the pattern is very much the same; and it is for this reason that it needs to be broken. For instance, I don't know who it is who decided that art must only be shown in these desolate barren white rooms, but I do pray to God that the people who acquire it do not live in frigid empty white houses, and thus see not the need to make an imperative out of exhibiting it in so alienating a manner. Many galleries these days have been making a living by promoting a sort of exclusionary politics that serves the sole purpose of creating an unnecessarily inflated aura and mystique around the product they deal in, and massage the voracious egos of those that belong to the inner circle of what now has regrettably become an industry. In the more callous sense of the word; certainly not mankind's heroic triumph over the adversities that have forever surrounded him and the symbol of the elation of the human spirit; which in my opinion, art, in all it's forms is testament to.
With CVZ Contemporary, I aspire to showcase the work of talented emerging artists in an ambiance worthy of their virtuous intent and provide them with the exposure they deserve. I would like to take the edge off the hostile facade that most galleries exert themselves to project, and try and recreate a contemporary adaptation of a nineteenth century Parisian salon, where people can come and congregate surrounded by beautiful things and enjoy each others company and insight over a few bottles of wine.
I sincerely hope (in the interests of your very own self-respect) that this may be of interest to you, and that most importantly it may bless you with a refreshing smile...