February 27, 2012 1 Comment
I am not one for art, well still/performance art, but I do considering film to be art so I like film more than traditional art. It’s not that I don’t appreciate art, I mean I took several classes in college over art, have friends who are artists and generally enjoy the occasional gallery showing. I will say, that I am not how movies portray art crowds, with a lot of black clothing and quasi-intellectuals being all hipstery and un-ironic while chewing on their chunky glasses. I mean I have chunky glasses, but that is more so because the shape of my face is framed nicely by them, not because I need them since all the other cool/uncool kids have them. Wire frames on glasses are not my thing.
Anyways, what I am getting at here with all of this is my general issue with art, particularly modern art. Some will say that I am just some simpleton who doesn’t get it, but in reality, I don’t think they get it. It seems like a fade to immediately dismiss someone who isn’t a fan of that style as not getting, while seeming to look cool by going against the grain. So while I am unfamiliar with the movement of street art, mainly by choice and the fact that I think an artist just reusing the image of Andre the Giant (Shepard Fairey) over and over again on different locations doesn’t seem necessarily exciting. I am sure that there is a subtext to the “Obey” image, but I just think about watching Princess Bride again to see Andre the Giant. So if there is one thing that my time here on Earth has proven to me is that there is one universal thing that everyone likes, particularly white people, is that everyone loves Banksy. So my excitement is at a fever pitch to see a film directed/not directed by him, but I am most excited since we can view street art the hype surrounding it through a lens.