To unleash the power of art brut (a.k.a. outsider art). We are searching for art brut creators and creations or a mere support on your behalf!
We Promote, Support and Advocate for the arts in general and Ukrainian art brut in particular.
WHAT IS ART BRUT?
It is self-taught creators who produce Art Brut, people on the fringes of society who harbor a spirit of rebellion and tend to be impervious to collective standards and values. They create in total disregard of public acclaim or other people's opinions.
The concept of Art Brut stems from the French painter Jean Dubuffet who, from 1945, assembled a collection of objects created by the inmates of various psychiatric hospitals and prisons—solitary or outcast persons.
Definition of Art Brut by Jean Dubuffet:
"By this [Art Brut] we mean pieces of work executed by people untouched by artistic culture, in which therefore mimicry, contrary to what happens in intellectuals, plays little or no part, so that their authors draw everything (subjects, choice of materials employed, means of transposition, rhythms, ways of writing, etc.) from their own depths and not from clichés of classical art or art that is fashionable. Here we are witnessing an artistic operation that is completely pure, raw, reinvented in all its phases by its author, based solely on his own impulses. Art, therefore, in which is manifested the sole function of invention, and not those, constantly seen in cultural art, of the chameleon and the monkey."
Excerpted from Jean Dubuffet L’art brut préféré aux arts culturels, Galerie René Drouin, Paris, 1949.
HOW CAN I PERSONALLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROJECT?
We would appreciate any initiative on Your behalf! If U have ideas, U want to share with us - go straight to CONTACTS section and leave a message. If U`d like to obtain some pieces of art brut - visit our charity WEBSHOP and decide the price of the masterpiece U like by Yourself! Hopefully U`ll enjoy this project and support us in our enthusiastic undertakings!