The statement Joseph Beuys makes in this video pretty much sums it up for me. Every human being is an artist. I don't only call artists those people who are painters or who play the piano. Or who are composers or writers. To me, a nurse is also an artist So is a doctor or a teacher And so is a student, or any young person responsible for his own development. The essential definition of a human being is that of "artist." All other definitions of the word "art" lead back to the idea that there are artists and non-artists Of people who can do something and others who can't.
Untitled (Moon) 2007 oil on toned gelatin silver print
Untitled (Man Sleeping in Boxes) 2008 oil on toned gelatin silver print
Dutch artist Teun Hocks’ photographs are cinematic in their process and mood. First he constructs scenes in his studio and takes a black and white photograph. He then hand colors the photographs with transparent oil paint, taking precise care in the coloring in order to create specific emotions and atmosphere. The accumulation of these elements makes the environments seem like surreal portals. His films and drawings additionally reveal and delve into these worlds and also give greater insight to his storytelling and creative process. Read an interview with Tuen Hocks here to find out more about his "constructed imagery" method and the meaning of the narratives he creates.