Art is unlike anything but itself

abstract art is unlike anything

The assumption that artist should re-create what already exist, construct the mirror reflection of earthly or cosmic existence, is in direct contradiction to the fact that the most ‘essential’ in art is always the result of disturbances in the process of reflecting the real. A different manner of representation, which conservatives might call an imperfect rendering of reality, suddenly becomes the basis of creation, an expression of rebellion against the world given – a dream of pure matter, of the phenomenon of visual sound. Thus true art is unlike anything but itself; it enjoys independent, dictates itself its specific rights, creates apparently purposeless fantasies, and yet almost instinctively attains the supreme goal, is the continuation of thought, a creative act with metaphorical or symbolic connections. /Janusz Zagrodzki/