It is the age-old question that we all seek the answer to: what is Art?
If the creative process of creating a work of art is too personal and multi-faceted to explain in just a few words, then the perception of it is infinitely more so. Once finished, and in the public eye, the work, in many ways, seems to develop a personality or an identity of its own – one that is exclusive to the eye of the beholder and yet is somehow intrinsically tied to the emotions and experiences of its creator. And there it lives, in perpetual dichotomy – a dual existence that bridges the realms of the artist and the audience.
So, when we ultimately do look at it, what are the different voices that speak to us? How do we see it? And what do we take away from it? Does the artist's intention and thought still ring loud and clear? Or does the materiality of the work, the more tangible aspect of it overpower the experience? And how often does one feed into the other? These are the questions that intrigue us more; and with an eclectic collection of works created by both senior and contemporary artists, that is exactly what we seek answers to.
So go on, tell us, what do you see?