The Primary Principles of Color-Realism:
1. Color is as real as reality gets.
What this means is that color is the fundamental concept and/or structure of reality. If reality is a language, i.e. a series of languages from alpha to omega, it is by the concept of color that a language exists, namely without a division of color there are no symbols and/or language characters for that matter. It is the initial division of color, i.e. the concept of color,that allows reality to present itself as a thought-concept and to be conceptualized. There is no outside the concept of color; hence the notion that color is as real as reality gets.
2. Everything is abstract, conceptual to the end; reality, materiality, is but variations in degrees of abstraction based on the concept of color.
What this means is that there is nothing outside the mental faculty, what reality is exists only in consciousness, initially as color and nothing else. What we understand of the world outside via the human senses is conceptual through and through. What we touch, smell, taste, see, hear are concepts, abstract concepts that are processed and comprehended only in consciousness. Consequently, what this means for art is that there is no such thing as realist art, realist art is a matter of degrees in abstraction. Realism art is in fact abstract art trying to produce the illusion of the real, which it can never accomplish. As a result, the history of painting is about abstraction culminating in the illusions of the real at one extreme and pure abstraction at the other with only pure abstraction as the all-encompassing limit of painting realizing the fundamental painterly truth, which is everything about painting and reality is abstract.
3. Art is real actions that revolutionize conventional standards, specifically conventional museum practice, conventional art concepts and aesthetic standard(s). As a result, art is the continuation of philosophy via other means.
What this means is that today avant-garde art should attempt reinvest artists with power as the arbiters of what constitutes art and more importantly what constitutes a museum object. Color-realism attempts via avant-garde art to transfer power and technology from the curator to the artist. Today, it is the curator who is Demi-God, travelling and lecturing on good taste and modern art, deciding what art is and what is or is not a museum object. With the advent of modernity, the concept of the curator has disinvested the concept of the artist from its power and technology. Color-realism is a means of inversing this relationship, both temporarily and permanently. Thus color-realism is avant-garde, a re-interpretation of past avant-gardes and the inheritor of the avant-garde spirit that is never extinguished.
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