I Am Not a Conceptual Artist (a statement of intent)

I am not a conceptual artist.  My work is not, ultimately about concepts.  If it seems to be so, then I have failed.

I am an aestheticist, or perhaps an aesthetician (but certainly not an aesthete).  What interest me are sensations (I include here mental sensations).  When my work does invoke a concept, it is to explore the sensation of the concept.  The concept itself is a means to an end- substance put at the service of surface.

If this makes my work fundamentally shallow, very well.  I do however strive for a novel and rigorous shallowness.


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