For some reason, it came upon me the other day that we don’t see the “animal” side of people captured very often. We see beauty, we see sorrow, we see passion, we see ‘humanity’ — what I want to see in an art gallery of some kind, is the animal, rage-filled, violent side of people.
I think these ideas sprang from a discussion about how porn in a gallery suddenly becomes art, but what I want here, is a collection of painted, drawn, sculptured and constructed representations of people which portray violence, rippling muscles, massive exertion, bulging eyes; you know what I mean. I think it would make an interesting gallery, and I’m sure all the art boffins out there would come up with all sorts of interpretations about the way that humans deal with their emotions, about the ‘beast within’, things like that.
Call me crazy, but I think it’d sell. Perhaps it could be called ‘The Beast Within’ or ‘Devolution’ or something similarly catchy, reflecting the animalistic side of human nature which would be on display.