I like my art like I like my women, surreal and Polish. I have been looking at some of Rafel OIlbinski‘s art, and I wanted to share it with those of my readers who do not know him. He is an excellent Polish surreal artist.
Technological advances have rendered many past art forms obsolete. Realism, for example. To paint or sketch realisticly, faces, people, or fruit used to be very popular – for good reason. It requires tremendous talent and patience – but now with the advent of digital photography, who needs it? Haven’t we seen the machines in shopping malls that pencil sketch your image in a few minutes? Nobody uses it, but it only cost – how much? a quarter? dollar? If you paint a bowl of fruit and want more than a quarter for it, you will be in the mall for a long time, my friend.
I went to an exhibit in a New York Museum of Andy Warhol’s work. You know, Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe ‘pop art’. At the time, this work was special – turning the art establishment on its head by changing the definition of what is art. But now, I can find better stuff in a split second with a search engine.