A definition is the shortest and, at the same time,
most complete description of a certain subject (also in the area of ideas).
This definition is fitting for this only subject and nothing else. Using
this definition as a recipie you´ll be able to construct the defined
subject - and just the described subject.
It works with Art also. Like this:
Art = [equals] the with a public interacting purposeful result of the
creative ability and skill of self-confident individuals. Art arise exclusively
by the co-operation of the elements: Ego-reliance, Decoration, Message,
Science, Experiment and Therapy.
Using other words: Everyone (Ego-reliance) who does, shows or acts (Decoration)
something, giving a message with it (Message), making it skilful (Science)
and original (Experiment) to impress a possible public (Therapy) does
- necessarily - Art.
The more famous the men in his doing and being, the more noticable the
thing he made, the more meaningful the message, the better the realisation,
the more innovative the content, the longer lasting the effect - the more
valuable the product is as Art.
The contineralism (continere, lat. = containing, including,
holding together) ist the very first style submits compromiseless
to the conception of art in the sense of this formula.
Still above it "Contineralism" means contained and word-expressable
spirit; means, by the creator visualised and by the consumer independent
variably, thinking. A contineralist will not be satisfied by creating
nice decorations, genial shocking or by manual skill virtuosity. A contineralist
will see all this just as condition, as supposition and ingredient, that,
plus others, makes the product done by him finally art.
Who confesses to the contineralism, marks off himself and his creations
against just pure decorative close-to-nature or as well pure decorative
abstraction; against every type of now-I´m-going-to-find-myself!-brushwork
or minimalist this-dot-can-express-Everything-nonsense.
Contineralism is no new direction of art at all, containing and describing
new forms of art. The essencial new and - if comprehended - spectacular
is: The contineralism is the first excluding style, because the "Art
of containing" is valid for a wide range of the arts of the Old and
New Masters as well as the surrealism, the expressionism, the symbolism,
the dadaism and much more directions without tolerating their branchings
into the no-content, into pure adornment, pure provocation or speculative
"informal" importance. In the era of contineralism as a describable
and comprehendable art there will be - like in every other aspect of human
doings - good and bad contineralists. Good contineralists will earn their
appreciation. Bad ones will have to give more efforts or search for another
It´s not be worth anymore to hide oneselfs incompetence behind the
backs of eloquent "scientists" of art!
So for me it will be the Poetic Contineralism. A poetic form shall embrace
a poetic content, and I see poetry as a wave; like vibrating, sensible
balance between tension and relaxation, between excitement and meditation,
between light and dark, between rest and movement. Thinking, creating
and composing will be the three pillars of my art, the Poetic Contineralism.
While language as instrument of thinking is indispensable anyway, so the
poetic contineralism gives this language into a visible artificial form.
Opinion, reading and language shall grow, around a thought, through the
observers own thinking, for new ideas and inspirations.
In my conception of art I´ll be contineralist; with the realisation
of a connection of mind, picture and language I´ll be poetic
Timo Dillner, Lagos, Juni