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April 3, 2015

APPRECIATING A TRUE MASTERPIECE BY KNOX MARTIN

Filed under: Uncategorized — MASTER BEN LAU @ 8:39 pm

IT IS HARD FOR THE UNINFORMED LAYMEN TO LOVE A MASTERPIECE AT FIRST SIGHT  WITHOUT GOING THROUGH AN EPISODE FOR THE CORRECT UNDERSTANDING  OF ITS DYNAMICS,– ONCE THOSE ARE MADE CLEAR AND THEIR ROLES BECOME VISIBLE, IT WILL THEN BECOME VIRTUALLY  IMPOSSIBLE FOR US  NOT TO LOVE THE WORK!

 LIKING SOMETHING AT RANDOM IS PERSONAL, TEMPERAMENTAL, AND NECESSARILY IMPERMANENT; WHILE EMBRACING SOMETHING AS PRECIOUS WITH PROFOUND UNDERSTANDING AND  UNDYING LOVE CAN BE UNIVERSAL, REASONABLE, FULFILLING, AND EVERLASTING!  A REAL MASTERPIECE IS THE PHYSICAL EMBODIMENT OF BEAUTY!  TAJ MALHAL, FOR EXAMPLE, CAN BE CALLED AN  EMBODIMENT OF BEAUTY,– SO IS A PROPER FRAGMENT OF EGYPTIAN ART. WHY? BECAUSE THEY ARE THINGS OF PERFECTION, AND BEAUTY RESIDES IN THE DIVINE, THAT WHICH STARTLES THE SOUL INTO THE RECOGNITION THAT MAN IS THE ACTUAL CREATOR OF HIS OWN UNIVERSE.
ONLY SOME INTEMPERATE AND SUPERFICIAL DEMONS CAN DECIPHER WHAT AND WHY THE GENERAL PUBLIC LIKE OR DISLIKE,–NOR DOES THE ALPHA SEER CARE IN THE LEAST !   THEY HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO LIKE A MICKEY MOUSE ON A STICK, A PILE OF DUNG AT THE PLATE, AN ANDY WARHOL IN A CAN, A DAMIEN HIRST MASTURBATING AS A SHARK, OR AN ODIOUS JEFF KOONS LOUDLY SODOMIZING HIMSELF IN PUBLIC,–THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY AFTER ALL, ALBEIT ONE WITHIN THE DOMAIN OF,–ALAS– WHAT ABYSMALLY MEDIOCRE EPOCH!
EVEN THOUGH HUMANITY HAS BEEN CONFRONTED BY SUCH IMMENSE CHALLENGE, ONCE THE SEED OF REALITY IS PLANTED UPON THE COLLECTIVE WISDOM IT IS STILL POSSIBLE TO ALLOW HUMANITY TO FEAST IN THE LUXURIOUS BANQUET OF ARTISTIC BLISS LATER ON.
ARE YOU ARTISTICALLY LITERATE, OR ARE YOU WILLFULLY CLINGING TO YOUR HERD INSTINCT, PROUD OF YOUR OWN ILLITERACY, UNENLIGHTENED ASPECTS, AND UGLY PROSPECT, AND UNASHAMED IN THE SLIGHTEST, AND AT THE RISK OF BECOMING A LAUGHING STOCK TO A MORE SOPHISTICATED FUTURE? THAT, I SAY, IS THE ULTIMATE QUESTION!  YES, THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS ALSO FOLLOWS THE GLORIOUS TRENDS AND PATTERNS OF UP AND DOWN LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE. THERE ARE DECAY AND RENEWAL AROUND EACH CORNER. THE FACT THAT SOMETHING IS INVISIBLE TO YOU DOES NOT MEAN IT DOES NOT EXIST.

THE CASE IN POINT IS ONE MASTERPIECE BY THE GENIUS KNOX MARTIN, WHICH THE ALPHA SEER HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE OF RETRIEVING FROM AN OLD PILE.
A GREAT K.M.FIGURE 1 : WOMAN IN RED SKIRT BY KNOX MARTIN
TAJ MAHAL 7FIGURE 2: TAJ MAHAL VIEWED FROM INSIDE A BUILDING.
MAGIC AND FRESHNESS PERMEATE THIS COMPOSITION. THE DOMINATING APPLICATION OF RED HAS GIVEN IT A VERY STRONG CHEMISTRY, PARTAKING OF YIN AND YANG.
THEN YOU HAVE THE MULTIPLE MOVEMENTS WITH WHICH THE ENTIRE ENTITY SUDDENLY COMES ALIVE. SIX MAIN TYPES OF MOTIONS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. THE MOST OBVIOUS IS THE CIRCULAR MOTION OF THE RED, FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY THE CIRCULAR MOTION OF THE WHITE. THEN THERE IS THE RADIATING MOTION FORMED BY THE LIMBS, AND THE MOTION PLAYED BY THE LINES THAT TURN OUT TO BE THE CREASES OF A SKIRT, GIVING THE IMPRESSION OF A RED-HOT LARVA OUTFLOW FROM A FEVERISH VOLCANO. THERE IS ALSO A TANTALIZING DANCE, ALL AT ONCE INTIMATE, INTRICATE, DELICATE, DELICIOUS AND GRACEFUL, OF LOCAL LINES REPRESENTING THE FINGERS, THE NAILS, THE EYES, THE EYEBROWS, THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE, THE FACIAL PARTITION, THE CHIN, THE LIPS AND THE ROSY COSMETIC SPOTS.
BUT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT THING ABOUT A KNOX MARTIN LIES IN THE CREATION OF THOSE WONDROUS METAPHORS, CHIEFLY FACIAL PORTRAYAL BY NATURE, ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH A NEW PARADIGM OF FLAT, GEOMETRIC, PRECISELY RELATING, MAGICALLY INTERTWINED, FIERCELY LOGICAL, AND MATHEMATICALLY SUPREME, SET OF LINES AND SHAPES.
KNOX HAS ALWAYS BEEN A WONDERFUL PORTRAITIST,– SUCH AN INCARNATE OF THE GREAT PORTRAITIST FRANZ HALS IS KNOX MARTIN! THOSE EXOTIC FEATURES DEEPLY INVOKING OF AFRICAN ART HAVE BECOME ALTOGETHER ONE OF LINGERING POETIC CHARM AND A FANTASTIC REINVENTING OF PAINTING ITSELF,–A DIVINE EXECUTION  NOT KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTED BEFORE OR ONE THAT CAN BE DUPLICATED HEREAFTER. BECAUSE OF THAT, ONE DARESAY KNOX MARTIN WILL ONE DAY BE HAILED AS A PAINTERLY PROPHET WHOSE ACHIEVEMENT IS COMPARABLE TO, IF NOT  BEYOND THAT OF, THE ARTISTIC EFFORT OF THE GREAT VAN EYCK OR TITIAN.
THE DASH OF INTENSE YELLOW ON THE LOWER LEFT WITH A SUGGESTION OF PINK ON THE RIGHT ENTERTAIN A SUBTLE COLOR RENDITION THAT LOOKS UP TO THE IMMENSITY OF THE RED, SOMEWHAT LIKE A PINCH OF SALT DASHED ONTO AN OTHERWISE SPARTAN AND BASIC, (YET NOURISHING) DISH FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF ITS FLAVOR.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, IS THE BALANCE AND HARMONIZING EFFECT PROVIDED BY THE WHITE IN THE LOWER LEFT, THE SNOW OF THE LEGS, AND THEN THE PINK OF THE TRIANGLES FROM THE LOWER RIGHT. THIS DYNAMIC GENERATED FROM THE YANG ENERGY HAS BEEN COUNTERACTED BY THE CRIS-CROSSED RECTANGLE, FOLLOWED IN TOW LIKE A CHAIN OF GOLD, BY A  WELL PROPORTIONED, CALLIGRAPHIC SIGNATURE, ALONG WITH THE  HIGH HEELS AT THE BASES OF TWO DELICIOUS LEGS. AT THIS JUNCTURE ONE MAY CONCLUDE THAT YIN IS YANG AND YANG IS YIN, BECAUSE SUCH A YANG CAN ONLY BEGET THAT PARTICULAR YIN! YIN AND YANG WILL THEREAFTER BECOME ONE UNDER THE DHARMA, A.K.A.THE UNIVERSAL LAW,  OF TRUE PAINTING.
THERE IS NEVER ANY SHORTAGE IN THE SUPPLY OF EROTICA. THE FINGERS, THE TEATS, THE LEGS, THE HIGH HEELS, EYES, NOSE, NOSE BRIDGE AND PARTITION OF THE FACE, NOSTRILS, ETC.,– THEY HAVE  ALL COME TOGETHER IN WEAVING A SEDUCTIVE PATTERN OF FEMININE FETISH WHICH ONLY AN AROUSED SATYR LIKE PICASSO OR MATISSE MAY FULLY COMPREHEND, AND HAVE STRONG APPETITE FOR.
THE SPATIAL ARRANGEMENT DEMONSTRATES A GAME- CHANGING SABOTAGE AGAINST THE CONVENTION OF FIGURE/GROUND TRANSPORTATION. THROUGH THE MERGER OF THAT DUALITY IS EMERGED THE METAPHORS FOR A BRAND NEW PAINTERLY LANGUAGE UNIQUELY SUITED TO THE POETIC EXPRESSION OF THE ARTIST KNOX MARTIN. THAT FIGURE/GROUND SABOTAGE IS VIVIDLY AND ESPECIALLY EVIDENT WITH THE WOMAN’S EXOTIC FINGERS, EYES AND OTHER INTRIGUING LINES SUPPORTING AND REPRESENTING THE FACIAL FEATURES, WITH ONE SHAPE CUTTING UNTO THE OTHER, FORMING THE FELICITY OF AN ENCHANTING  MAZE GARDEN THEREIN!
THE LINEAGE AND THE CALLIGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF A KNOX MARTIN CAN ONLY BE FELT IN FULL FORCE BY SOMEONE WITH EXCEPTIONAL PERCEPTION AND TALENT. THAT IS INEVITABLE, AND SINCE THE NUMBER OF THAT GROUP IS EXTREMELY SMALL, TOTAL ENJOYMENT CAN ONLY EXIST FOR A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE. LET’S FACE IT, ART IS NOT SOMETHING THAT ONE CAN ACQUIRE THROUGH MERE COGNITIVE LEARNING! TO COMPREHEND REALITY ONE MUST LOOK INWARD WITH DEEP ABSORPTION AND SPIRITUALITY.
 IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE UNDERSTANDING OF A MASTERPIECE IS INCOMPLETE WITHOUT A HOLISTIC APPROACH. IN OTHER WORDS, PARTIAL UNDERSTANDING WILL NEVER YIELD THE MAXIMUM VISUAL BENEFITS. YOU CANNOT TAKE A KNOX MARTIN APART, FOR EXAMPLE, OTHERWISE IT’S JUST THE SUPERFICIAL PERSON PROCLAIMING HIS/HER “LOVE” FOR THIS PIECE OF MATHEMATICS, AS ESSENTIALLY A GERMAN ONE, OR A “PASSION” FOR THAT PIECE OF SCIENCE, AS BASICALLY CHINESE OR AMERICAN IN CHARACTER, SOUNDING VERY MUCH LIKE SOME OF OUR IGNORANT AND PARASITIC FOLKS, WHOM THE PUBLIC NAIVELY BELIEVE TO BE THE PUNDITS, OR GURUS, OF ART IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART SCENE. THAT IS NONSENSICAL AND FOOLISH TO THE EXTREME, BOTH THE PUBLIC AND THE “PUNDITS!”
THE MAXIMAL VISUAL EFFECT CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED HOLISTICALLY. ANYTHING LESS THAN WHOLE IN UNDERSTANDING A MASTERPIECE MAY JUST BE ANOTHER DOSE OF SELF- INDULGENCE, I.E. BOTH SELF-DECEPTIVE AND UNRELIABLE.

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