The Guetta Fringe – Art’s Purpose – By Roger Guetta
We’re delighted to publish Roger Guetta’s latest article to his ‘The Guetta Fringe’ Column with us. This time Roger delves into the very depths of the meaning of art. We have created a video showcase of Roger’s images as well as including each one separately below too. Don’t miss this… over to you Roger (foreword by Joanne Carter).
“I sometimes ask myself: “Roger, why do you produce art?”
Mick Jagger once said: “What else would I be doing in this life, meditate on a mountain?”
Bob Dylan once said: “I do it for one reason or another, but I can’t remember what the reason is anymore.”
Jasper Johns once said: “Lord knows!”
Brando once said: “I wouldn’t be doing it unless some power higher than myself was leading me on.”
Egon Schiele once said: “Because my heart is on fire.”
I once said: “I see shadows that yearn to be acknowledged.”
Whatever the reason we all create is…I think John Lennon said it best when he uttered the words “Love is all you need!”
The following is an investigation of the ‘why’ of it all”.
Individual Still Images
I love Roger Guetta’s photo image collages. They showcase a refined sophisticated cohesive aesthetic. Many images are beautiful and inspirational and portray not only Roger’s artistic talents but also his extensive masterful knowledge of current photo app media. Roger the artist, and his creative energy and sense of joie de vivre have been a great inspiration to me in the photo groups we participate in online.
The curated video collection is a showcase of Roger’s beautiful inspirational imagery. My only snag with the above curation is the abundance of text explanations about what art – is. As I see it – ART already communicates with its own language which the soul, heart and eyes understand, intuitively and completely. Explanatory descriptors in text are not necessary and may even
detract from the artistic experience. Next time more images and less text will make for an even richer viewing experience! 🙂
Tracy Mitchell Griggs
Carolyn Hall Young
This is sheer pleasure. Thank you!
We lowly mortals bow in the presence of greatness.