“It’s England, and I love England,” Cumbrian-born artist Percy Kelly once said. His work went much deeper than that, conveying a dark sense of self and the North.
I’m almost convinced I’m being catfished: Cathedral of the Pines is almost too good to believe, or too real to be believable.
Think modern art is the work of fools and dilettantes? It’s not meme – it’s you.
The problem with definitions is that they evoke a binary choice: yes or no; is it or isn’t it? That can be useful when identifying insects or trees, but less helpful in thinking about human experience, which is a broad and shared thing. And what is art if not the voice of existence?