I’ve recently discovered the work of Olaf Hajek and it got me thinking. The pieces are organic, wild, chaotic with elements of both modern art and folk art. A real blending. He doesn’t seem to be following the rules. Retailers and name brands often commission him to do pieces for their advertising. I’m intrigued by the breaking down of walls this indicates. The walls that keep art separate. Considered such only if it’s hung in museums, created by someone trained in art school or is very old and created by someone history calls a Master. What is art? Why is art still so haughty? This question has even been explored by Jerry Seinfeld in a recent episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Why isn’t comedy considered art? With great passion and some humor of course, he shared that, in his view, it is.
Isn’t it time we take a different view? Reexamine art and creativity. Move beyond old, outdated notions. According to Adamus, art and creativity will save the world.
As I’ve said before, art will save the world. It truly will. When a society can be artistic, first and foremost, that means it has liberated itself. It’s not the painting that’s going to free somebody. It’s the consciousness that “We can spend our time with the joyful, sensual pleasures on Earth, rather than the mental, rather than the rules and regulations.” That shows a free society. ~Adamus St. Germain
Sounds like a great world to me! I’m in! Who’s with me?