Disturbed is probably my thoughts, Abdushakur. Understanding any art requires knowledge and a resistance to judge. It seems you might be lacking both. Relying on your own experiences for inspiration is a good thing but it lacks quality if those experiences are full of judgements. As my mother might have said to me when I was faced with eating green vegetables: "eat them, Tommy. You may not enjoy the experience but they will do you the world of good".
You said, Understanding any art requires knowledge and a resistance to judge. It seems you might be lacking both.
Just because I have no favorite artists, especially the well known or famous variety, doesn't mean I don't know their work. This is an error and misconception on your part. You assume that because I have no favorites, I did not study art or the movements of the artists. As a matter of fact, the reason I have no favorites is because the work that is known, and the movements that have come and gone, which I have studied, are of no benefit to me and what my goal and mission as an artist are, if anything they are incompatible with what I am striving towards. My work is simply not inspired by any of it. I have a different source of inspiration. Perhaps in the past when I was illustrating and drawing cartoons, I would say that my major influence was Rembrandt and Crumb. But that is in a past that is gone, today, I do not hold these artists in any high regard.
You said, Relying on your own experiences for inspiration is a good thing but it lacks quality if those experiences are full of judgements.
And really, this makes no sense. All artists rely solely on their experience. Even a vicarious observation is a personal experience that one learns from. Also, you are assuming that all my experiences are judgmental. They may be judgmental now, but every artist has to discern himself from the rest and that is by being discriminating as an artist and art critic.
You are also assuming, that I am new to art or have no professional experience or schooling. Your comment makes many passive implications in order to rationalize your view which is what I was referring to in my initial post.
Other artists do not know how to handle my position as an artist, and then go off on tangents and assumptions. You should have asked questions instead of jumping to conclusions because otherwise, you become liable to exposing your naivety as an actual artist.
Narrated 'Ubaada bin As-Saamit رضى الله عنه: I heard Allah's Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم saying, "The first thing created by Allah was the pen. He said to it, 'Write!' It said, 'O Lord! What should I write?' Allah Said, 'Write down the destiny of every thing until the Final Hour (as per my Will).'" [Ahmad] http://www.abdushakur.com http://www.lastgrasp.com
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