In Spain, it’s not always unusual to begin a friendly discussion and finish with the mother of someone covered in blood (joking? Mmm, I don’t know). Today, we were discussing about avant-garde movements and I must confess I don’t agree with some artistic movements definitions, even when they are pointing directly to me. For example, I don’t agree with one mention of a friend (that we will call M. like the German film) who told that we, Spanish people, are Surrealistic people. Of course not, monsieur! We are something like an Expressionist nation with the ironic taste of an apple. What does it mean? In fact, I don’t know and maybe that’s the reason why he called us Surrealistic people.
Talking about Surrealism: Dali is like the antecedent of Goya’s black paintings but I would like to ask something to myself when I look at the portrait of Henri Bergson: what’s the essence of an apple? No, definitively we are not Surrealist people, even when I asked money to my mother for a new waking stick of ivory. I really needed it! I could imagine myself walking like Dali with that brilliant and elegant stick. No, people wouldn’t call me Surrealistic but clown. What were you thinking on, Mr. M?
I was thinking about my artistic career and I need to change the perspective of my drawings. I need to forget my neo-dada line and look for something more… maybe among the Abstract, Pop-art and Flemish paintings but, of course, I will need the ivory stick for it! What is a painter without an ivory stick? I need it to complete my exclusive art and I need it to express my complex universe of shapes, colors (???!!!!) and interior movements and expressions. I will try to experiment the video-art too, of course and I will mix manga with Athletics and whisky. But wait a minute, if I drink too much someone can stole my ivory stick, don’t you think so? No, we will pass of whisky for one day (doubt it!) and we will center our efforts in the experience of creation an expressionist new way of understanding the obscure changing matter.
Can you imagine the force of a performance with an ivory stick? It would be like a mix between the Super Bowl at the Eiffel Tower with a delightful dinner of oysters and gums. With an ivory stick you can do more things than you can imagine: you can sing, you can dance and you can even tell people wise phrases about the art and the universe. For example… Imagine I am preparing to talk with my ivory stick in one hand. People would be excited! They will imagine slow and wise words and everything would depend on the ivory stick. You just need to hear one sound suspended in the air and you would feel the magic of the creation flying all over the room.
I really need it, I need an ivory stick with the head of a sculpted lion. I am alone without it and I cannot create my art. I accept donations.
See this funny video with Salvador Dali