Monday, April 20, 2009
Pretentious artistic criticism
Today, a pretentious review of one of my own drawings:
This work, from the artist's "banana period" (see blog post, Apr 26 for further examples) depicts David Hume (left) and Immanuel Kant (right) debating the question "do people eat bananas, or do bananas eat people?" As this question is ultimately unanswerable, whichever position chosen represents the paradigm of the individual, and has more to do with culture than abstract truth. As such, this work can be taken as an allegory for the modern political climate in America, but we should be wary of trivializing this highly significant and challenging work.