Art as Vengeance – Part IV
In addition to much work and dedication, this disparaging project requires a certain amount of moral entrenchment. Arenas used to say that wisdom consists of not allowing oneself to be held back. I agree. And of course, in order to not hold oneself back you have to throw the dead weight overboard. What I mean to say is that in general, but referring specifically to this project, no one can blackmail me with shit about success or victory. Or anything about artists being esteemed or recognized by the critics or about good taste or about some prestigious art gallery.
Some will say: That painting (and the ten other ones I am preparing to paint) will not be loved by anyone. They are indecent and crude. They cannot even be considered art! And they will be rejected by the artistic establishment.
But at this point, everyone should know -- and if they do not know, I will immediately tell them -- that I don't give a shit about that. Vengeance is what is important and being faithful to that until death. And for that reason, in spite of my age, I feel an enormous amount of energy flowing out of each and every pore of my body.