Art or Not
Cans in hair, cigarette glasses, meat dresses, crazy lens, head phones, rockets instead of bra, are just some of the must have fashion accessories that modern art is forcing. Is it a compensation of some other shortcomings or just new age art? Everything has already been seen/heard, so I call it lack of music creativity that needs to be fulfilled with crazy outfits and behavior. Today, cheap sensationalism sells, and the more you shock the more money you get! What level of human rubbish we reached in the desire of originality? And just to clear the air – today it’s at least about music.
While I was watching 10 minute long video for the popular pop song, I was amazed of singers courage. She was walking on invisible line between vulgar, morally unacceptable, ugly and in some way originally. I had to ask myself what is the magic ingredient that needs to separate you from the mass, and so if these extremes are needed at all? Is the „rocket bra“ art or not? Lately, it is hard not to notice futuristic fashion trend that is taking over the show-business scene worldwide. Ok future arrived little bit sooner than it should, and it was interesting in individual cases, but sudden all of modern pop artists starts to wear uniforms, what leads me to think that Star Wars remake is back. And again as the history of uniformed trends repeat, despite efforts to look original they are all the same: Weird! Oops, I also forgot: Boring! No more originality, no more art. Back to basics.
People can occasionally be blind. Instead of copy/paste methodology, they hardly realize the easier way – exploring their each individual personality. Cause, that’s the way to be unique. We always look up to higher role-models on our big TV screens, in „haute couture“ magazines, never noticing what is inside in all of us. I think that is the right way to find pure art – just look deep in yourself. You’ll find some kind of modern, never seen art. It’s like a fingerprint. Only you have it! Many people never found it. So what is that one thing inside you’re soul that makes you original? Remember that cans in hair are not art, it’s just a jackpot of crazy combinations that world never seen. Everybody can do that. Maybe it is original in lower level, but definitely not art. And definitely not something to look up to. If you are a crazy-futuristic-trend fan, and you don’t believe me, just ask yourself why is retro style back in fashion. Why is „simple“ outfit always a score? Why is Adele such a big star? We may find that whole future stuff interesting for a while, but considering that the future has not arrived yet, why are we in so much rush to get her? I don’t know why everybody thinks that future is a huge silver outfit with crazy lens in your eyes that makes you look like an alien. Maybe future is subtle and simply with deeper meaning. Maybe there is nothing spectacular about future.
Couldn’t help at notice that a similar thing happens in the women’s world. Girls are trying to be unique, original, looking up to their famous role models; they want to stand out from the crowd, just to be loved. But those unique are the one that complains about how they are now „too specific“. And being „too specific“ is now problem why they can’t find a boyfriend, or have a normal relationship. Think about this, and you will find the established pattern of women’s behavior, and also a fascinating fact you should be aware – When a guy falls in love, that „special“ chick is just some ordinary girl from the crowd. That typical-look-girl becomes special only in his sight. She has something more than a original look.
The point is simple – follow trends but give them your personal touch, make heart and mind become friends. Follow your fingerprint. Follow that simple mark that makes art. That makes future. Look up to stars just to find inspiration for your own originality. Be smart, don’t do copy/paste methodology. Make your own style, and when they copy/paste you, then you’ll now you’re more than a uniformed trend package. Be a role-model for yourself. Love. Live. Enjoy. You only have one life, so paint it in your favorite color, and always have in mind words of the famous Salvador Dali: „Don’t bother about being modern. Unfortunately, it is the one thing that whatever you do, you can not avoid.“