“Painting: An Exercise in Spiritual Intellectualism”

“No one knows what the spiritual is or where the inspiration for creativity comes from or why. The impulse to create art is a curious thing and artists are often the most curious of personalities. The traditional associations between art and ritual have been lost in the modern world, yet they cannot be denied, if only as intellectual interpretations of the roles of human beings and their relationship to universal values. At various periods of human history, art has been perceived as a vehicle of formal expression. This means that artists have used their media as a means of personal expression, linked to intuitional and mystic values that result in images that are often “unnatural” or distorted. In the works of Steven McCowan, it is the self-representation of his psychical state that appears as a distortion of reality and confronts us with its strange power and intellectualism.”
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