Steven Lee Matz
Gus Romero IV
You may know our Spotlight artist this month best as the voice of Roger Rabbit, an actor in films like Zodiac, as a stand-up comedian, or the visionary creator of Moleeds. But he is also a multi-faceted visual artist with a passion for photography. We are pleased to present our April Spotlight artist Charles Fleischer.
His work is an exploration of his own wonderment at the world around him and it is with a sympathetic eye that he views it. Charles’ photography expresses a wide spectrum of emotion, in the same fashion as iconic American painter Edward Hopper, he gives the viewer a sense of distance and permission to comfortably observe the subject matter. Utilizing the space provided to him within the frame he is able to effectively and articulately invoke contemplation, desolation, logic, humor, and always a strange sense of comfort.
A great specter is looming over the art world: the specter of Inter|Sekt. For far too long we have watched the artists of our generation turned into a disposable commodity, bought and sold by the galleries, stifled in their expression by the tastes of the art consultants who purchase pieces on behalf of financially minded clients who want a "solid investment".
They have been amalgamated into schools, said schools are a device of gallerists and art historians to divide and conquer the creatives and free thinkers.
For we live in a nation which thinks itself to be free yet is not, they expect the same of their artists.
Our culture has been raped and plundered by the upper echelon, picked apart and sold by the same greed mongers who claim to be it's patrons. The tool which has most effectively stunted the growth of modern American art in particular is the clever indoctrination of this idea of schools to not only the art student but anyone whom even reads a brief survey of the history of art sees that it is broken up into these categorized schools; the philosophies of these various sects creates conflict, division, and ultimately destruction of the morale and submission to the established order. Thus rendering the creative spirit confused and useless.
This helps curb the rebellious spirit of the average citizen outside of the art world in other spheres of society.
Art history is a lie and galleries are dens of thieves!
Inter|Sekt is not destroying the schools or the galleries, we are simply showing you they were never real, at least not in a world outside of that constructed by academics to sell text books to art students.
The reign of the gallerists and art consultants is over when you want it to be.
From the ashes of the indoctrinated schools of every form of art shall arise The New World Creative.
-Steven Lee Matz-
The inter|sekt manifesto