Conceptual art today. Conceptual symbolism.
With all the polymorphism of modern art there is a certain common quality that is characteristic of conceptualism, which, if I may say so, its basic difference from other trends and directions. Purely verbal description can be applied to any artistic phenomena, since it is a well-developed verbal system allows humanity to communicate at all. At a certain stage of development of human society verbal-conceptual description of an object or phenomenon may be quite identical to the phenomenon or object . But to bind all conceptualism only to verbally–conceptual component means to impoverish and emasculate this ancient and fruitful current of intellectual life. . However, to facilitate understanding, since ancient times, people have also used and symbolic system, which was a variety of drawings, paintings, etc. Moreover, as the development of mankind these drawings became more and more difficult and, often, always more abstract, much away from the realities of the described objects and subjects. Thus there is a certain conceptual simbol of the phenomenon, or, if you like, its symbolic concept. Particularly clearly demonstrated by the various logos, whose efficacy (effectiveness of symbol) depends on the degree of recognition (clarity and completeness of the concept). Today's conceptualism is iseparebly linked with the symbolism. This idea is embodied visually in the creativity by artists of this site. And in painting and applied art works of these outstanding artists reflect the realities of today with its abstractness and grotesque. If one can recognized portraits of contemporaries in such symbolic works of Evgeny Gegouzin as Capo di tutti capi or Destiny? Or, looking at sarcastic conceptual vases Pavel Zamikhovsky, can you think of vibrant flowers? And it would be very desirable to the visitor of this website not only to perceive perceived the system of values shown but also understood the principles of the existing communications, for it is said once that there are many called, but few are chosen