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upon are everywhere. He like most artists are being seen and in the biggest way - for free on the Internet. Make no mistake, he is in galleries all over the world and the guy is getting paid to be sure. He’s got a future and maybe this idea of artists being present in the minds of people who like art, people who think art looks cool, people who legitimately want to understand what a given work is about and having it everywhere isn’t really a question about Vania Zouravliov (totally). Nor is it a question pertaining to art itself. It’s a question about the Internet. It’s a question about the 21st century and the technological age. It is entirely more comfortable to talk about how a man eats his cereal, or how a man makes his art, or how a woman writes her novel. In the course of discussion hopefully the discussion begins bordering on exceeding the dissection of technicality only. For instance, does the man eat his cereal dry, and with what hand? If he eats cereal at all is it one brand? Has he changed his cereals recently and why go from Count Chocula to Cap’n Crunch with Crunchberries? So a collector can’t find it in all good conscience to unload a cannon full of bank notes on these types of questions: that is a big ten-four, ok. The types of questions that edge close to going beyond scratching the surface don’t seem to go over well because there are two problems that immediately explode out of the iceberg of misunderstanding. One, dealing with problems in this fashion would be like bench-pressing during rocket blast off. Two, you’ll burn through the “life” and “diamonds” of a single work like a caveman and finish with some dufus standing up and screaming, “Well! That’s what I think!” It’s cruel but it’s usual, maybe. And they’d be totally right. Familiar with making really presumptuous certitudes though we are, We just want it all and want it all right now. We want consequence when it comes to even chatting about art. We may even say Hang History! We’d mean it too, but we’re impulsive. So, it’s science! So, it’s lasers and javelins of gamma radiation hurled at a poor defenceless 173

Splat Art Magazine May/June 2011  

underground art magazine

Splat Art Magazine May/June 2011  

underground art magazine

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