29 Apr 2012
HOW TO CREATE MODERN ART
In our painting class we have a man who is a real outsider. We are all retired women and men and come for painting (more or less good) get together and most of all having fun.
This man, I don't even know his name is very strange, he is not really in our world. He talks strange things and some of us think he is a little mentally disturbed. He works in the retirement home where we have our class and is probably far younger than the rest of us. He has a big round scar on his head.
I have heard that he is a refugee from Chile under General Augusto Pinochet where at least 2,115 were killed and at least 27,265 were tortured, including 88 children younger than 12 years old. He probably belonged to the children group.
Last week he installed this strange thing.
He had made a little engine, fixed peacock feathers on it and decorated them with 50 € (66 $) bank notes. I asked him if he had won in the lottery, but he only smiled. Then he had fixed two brushes on the whole thing and put black and red color on them.
Then he pulled the little engine around and around creating strange cercles.
The result was this.
We all wondered why he had made all these circumstances, just to get this result, but our teacher told us that he is the only real artist in the group. And she must know.