Sunday, March 04, 2007

On creating modern art

I am not interested in emotions, but in wishes - I know what I want. I believe that the 'I know what I want' approach clearly characterises the current generation as well. Moreover, I as a viewer understand what they want. I often cannot grasp what is being expressed - the author is vague and confusing on purpose. In the new wave of painting the artists have a firm wish to say something and they know how to say it; they have the skill to formulate idea and message. Idea is essential, as we can often see works at exhibitions without any founding idea, only a wish to 'do something'. The 'I know what I want' quality is, at least for me, the most important.

Andres Tolts
(1949) is a painter and collage artist who emerged on the Estonian art scene in the second half of the 1960s, as one of the most outstanding avant-garde and pop artists

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