Gwyddion Flint – Artist Statement
My art explores the nature of truth and authenticity, the fluidity of fact and belief that shapes the world around ourselves. Asking questions of that world, such as: ‘how does myth affect us in our contemporary lives?’
This manifests itself as a synthesis of arts, bringing together performance, narrative archeology, music, and multimedia amongst other forms.
The character of my graphite drawings is that of the apparition, the fever-dream, and the psychedelic leached of colour. Originally inspired by the fever dreams and halucinations suffered as a child, later drawings then became an outlet through which to explore artistic and philospohical questions.
They provide intertextual links to a larger body of work, each representing seeds of a modern myth through the medium of drawing. These are intense, condensed onto the page. What I want for them is to emit light, so that they glow faintly within their own plate of abyss.
The use of graphite in powder and pencil form creates swirls and eddies in that void, seen as both light and dark it represents the concept of Eigengrau or ‘Brain Grey’. I use my hands, fingers, pencils and brushes: whatever I can find to achieve this in a cerebral, yet visceral manner.
“There’s a crack in everything/ that’s how the light gets in” Leonard Cohen, from the song Anthem.
I always thought the sun shone from mine…
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