THINKING ON MAINSTREAM
Mainstream is a word used to describe where a flow is in the culture.
The main flow of a cultural group or what most people spend their energy in and where the majority of the population consume precisely that cultural form. What’s in time.
Artists tend to be in mainstream after their death. They do not create in the mainstream but create the new mainstream that comes. Thinker who goes outside the box and lives without actually having any backing by someone, as the person’s art will be in the future …
They struggle to be understood. Expression its ingenious ability without actually being 100% understood.
Basquiat is perhaps contemporary art figure and became famous during its short life in the art world. In the film Basquiat he repeatedly describes his struggle to be understood. Andy Warhol told him (in the movie) that there are only a few who understand what we are creating and the rest only follows the mainstream. Pretend to understand.
Basquiat took his life 28 years old and is said to be unable to overcome the struggle by being understood. Perhaps it was the drugs that also took over the empty feeling he was trying to replenish his creation.
Today, April 2018, focus does not appear to be on art, but more on the power of artistic creators with their own private sexuality. A kind of misleading maneuver or more a saggy break that now something has to be done. That’s enough!
This is good, I think, on many levels. Partly because it has to come up that people are being exploited. This in order to believe in success lies in sharing their body and people use this illusion for their own private sexual gain.