Comments on: Michael Stubbs at Cass Gallery http://abstractcritical.com/article/michael-stubbs-at-cass-gallery/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/article/michael-stubbs-at-cass-gallery/#comment-114837 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:54:56 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6687#comment-114837 Fair enough, but I think I can find a reality outside of the fantasies of other people, which is what the mass media are. If mass media images are a new or expanded “reality” then I resent it mightily because I didn’t have any say in it. I’m a consumer only, and to sit in passive contemplation of media, as if they were a landscape or other aspect of nature is pathetic in my view. There’s plenty of artistic modes that are much better at handling that kind of stuff. Make videos and put them on TV. At least then you would be in the game.
But then that’s not really what you are talking about, most of which I agree with.

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/michael-stubbs-at-cass-gallery/#comment-114675 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:52:57 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6687#comment-114675 Perhaps ‘reality’ never was what it was. Haven’t artists always created their own? Actually, probably everyone does, but artists are supposed to be more convincing at it. Aren’t artists, on behalf of everyone else, the mediators of nature? In which case, the only delusional aspect is how good you think it is; and the mediation to be avoided is interpretation (especially by curators) or technologies (especially the computer).

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/michael-stubbs-at-cass-gallery/#comment-114467 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:40:33 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6687#comment-114467 “…an aesthetic type of art…” Eeuww! That’s where Matt went wrong.

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By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/article/michael-stubbs-at-cass-gallery/#comment-113940 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 20:21:47 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6687#comment-113940 Recently put up something on the blog about that very point:
http://newabstraction.net/2013/02/11/sublime-delusion/

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By: John Holland http://abstractcritical.com/article/michael-stubbs-at-cass-gallery/#comment-113833 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 16:15:56 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6687#comment-113833 I agree, and this points to something very fundamental that underlies so much talk about abstraction, and, indeed, all art now; should it be realistic or idealistic?
‘Reality’ is not what it was; it is increasingly becoming devoid of all non-human or unmediated content. Nature, in the broadest possible definition of the term, is leaving human consciousness.
Whether this is a ‘delusion’ to be opposed, or an inevitable reality to be engaged with, seems to me to be the essential question for art now, and for culture generally.

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By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/article/michael-stubbs-at-cass-gallery/#comment-110967 Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:10:28 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6687#comment-110967 Very good article. I share your dream, but don’t believe that mass media images form the reality that we want abstraction to talk to or about. More like the delusion that abstraction – as an art of concrete particulars – so not really “abstract” – stands against. For me.

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