Scholars have debated the term ‘sublime’ in the field of aesthetics for centuries. Many more artists, writers, poets and musicians have sought to evoke or respond to it. But what is the sublime? Is it a thing, a feeling, an event or a state of mind? The word, of Latin origin, means something that is ‘set or raised aloft, high up’.
The sublime is further defined as having the quality of such greatness, magnitude or intensity, whether physical, metaphysical, moral, aesthetic or spiritual, that our ability to perceive or comprehend it is temporarily overwhelmed.
This exhibition is my attempt on the Sublime, a journey of aesthetics, art of balance, of purity and serenity that calm and soothes our mind in the chaotic world.
Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.
::: Constantin Brancusi:::
Quintessence Gallery, Falomo Shopping Centre Ikoyi
May 14, 2011