- Jacques Marie Mage
The Artist - Spring 2018 collection
THE ANXIETY OF CONFLUENCE
We are image-makers and image-ridden. [We] have to change to stay the same. Nothing to lose and a vision to gain. Both art and the artist lack identity and define themselves only through their encounter with each other. [Like] two narcissists depicting each other. An event first and only secondarily an image. An attraction to creativity. A revelation, an unexpected and unprecedented resolution of an eternally familiar need. The dark rectangle, like a doorway, an aperture. Within the constraints of their form Both the pathos of anguish and a vision of resolution. That which gives beauty its dignity and depth. [And] when you’ve finished giving, the look surprises you. 11 We are image-makers and image-ridden. We work until we vanish.