An open letter to Minimalism.
‘ Dear Minimalism…what did I do to you?’
this urgent need you have to represent things and life with few gestures and lines,
what did I do to you?
You create a beautiful and ultimate illusion, that life can be represented by a single movement.
I understand how great that is, please don’t get me wrong.
Lots of artists, musicians, carpenters and designers, like ancient hunters, are after you.
Ecstatically you are perfect, yes you are! So much knowledge and taste is required just to be close to you.
But to be compliantly honest, conceptually you are terrifying to me.
I’m not just against you as a concept, I’m running towards your opposite.
The beauty of what we have around, our invisible relations with million of things surrounding us. A complex story if you like, that needs to be told with simplicity and clarity.
So…what did I do to you to deserve the shorter version of it? I’m not in a hurry.
I need clarity and simplicity as you do but you are going a little bit over the top with it!
I find you somehow arbitrary and a unnecessary at times. You reduce things into particles.
Let’s put it in this way, not a very humble hobby to have.
To tell it all with a single gesture? Giotto of course…
But even Giotto after drawing the perfect circle and getting the job, had to draw something a little bit more elaborated.
So please dear Minimalism, my simple advice to you is,
now that you got the job can you please move on?
If you are in NY and feeling the heat,
may the ice cream truck pass your way.