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Hervé Fischer
Hervé Fischer

New Naturalism: the images and the perception of nature have radically changed. They are today scientific, financial, ecological and mostly digital minded.
The Digital Age's icons call for a paradoxical return to painting.
Today's digital arts, the same as photography in the XIX century, do not mean the end of painting, but invite us to invent new digital fine arts.
For example we have today on the planet Earth more bar-codes, emblematic of our society of control and consume, than we had throughout all past centuries of Christianity.
Time let me consider art more and more as a philosophical practice.


Art is Myth, Myth is Art : same divinatory creation, same fabulatory praxis of humankind in search of itself. Art always invokes the supreme myth of creation or a range of its great human stories personifying it, whether it may be the celebration of founding myths of societies, of gods, man or nature, of realism, abstraction, cubism, suprematism, constructivism, surrealism, of inner necessity or digital magic, by the means of architecture, theatre, music, literature, philosophy, dance, performance or painting. And when it comes to question itself or the society which celebrates it, art becomes sociological or mythanalytical.
This is nothing new, as what I call myth/art seeks deeply into archeology of present as much as of future time. I already mentioned it in 1979 on the occasion of a performance at the Pompidou Centre, when l announced “the end of art History”.

(January 2013)