The Culture of the 20’s

This in part is my true artistic sentiment. The essence of the quality I see coming to fruition after long and time consuming study this is an observation from a creative.

The times we live in lends itself to the democratisation of celebrity (a topic I think much on) and it’s ability to create micro communities round certain outspoken people. Where there’s no longer Hollywood & the media telling the culture what is in. This is such a powerful thing after watching it grow and progress the past four years I see how the internet as we know it really does not even know what it is or wants to be and it is truly in its infancy. Telling me just as Hollywood when moving pictures were a thing and cabaret was all they could make this is the age that we also have to deal with. Hundreds of people will loads of micro talents getting it how they live – by no means is this a bad thing – those that capitalise properly with honest gifts will stay in their well earned positions.

I’ve got it into my head that the Twenties [2020] will be a Renaissance for Millenials. Religious paintings exchanged for hyperrealism, debutants exchanged for beauty and fashion influencers, villages move from real life to for group chats about our favourite celeb sensation. As we get into more senior positions, and we start putting things into programming that we enjoy there will be a true story told of this show and prove nature. Many micro communities believe their story is the right story to tell and everyone is trying to get it there is no mistaking anymore talent is everywhere on every block. It just hasn’t had the light to shine yet. Everybody has at least one story; the greats have many & the super creatives never cease to amaze. So where will the hot spot of the twenties be, where will our new Hollywood and new Silicon Valley be situated. There is enough room for everybody but there is no faking when the cream rises to the top.

When I think about This West African Art Revolution as well as Afrofuturism and These Korean Pop/Fashion sensation that seems to be sweeping western society -to name a couple – I can only thank the Internet and the Bogarde of information being lifted. America has had a true monopoly and I don’t see it lasting into the 30’s wherever the next great migration of talent will be that place in the early days will be teaming with talent trying to make their mark and being ready for their one true leader to take form.
I have so many predictions on how it will take form and maybe I’ll share them. For now though I just want this to serve as a footnote of me noticing it’s happening and others to become as aware as I of the fruits our generation is about to bear. There’s something so beautiful about this time, it’s better for me to just live in the now.

What will our Paris in the 20’s be like

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Pain Of Passion

It’s so weird to talk on a subject such as this as it hits so close to home. We all know of John Lennon, Robin Williams & Basquiat Alexander McQueen. People that moved the culture forward like  Hemingway, Francis & Zelda Fitzgerald and Kanye West most know today who are plagued with demons that come in all shapes and sizes. We could honestly name 101 artists that have their own problems they are fighting here and there. Point being what is the cost of doing something you love.

I tell myself daily from pain comes to my best work, if I’m not in a state of comfort mostly mental that thing that drives me won’t be as strong as it should be to create a great story or concept. Now I do so much for the sake of my love of the sport it is simply a thrill to create something of great worth to me, then for other people to like and accept it is a beast of its own. But how much is this state of imminent peril worth, and with notoriety comes anticipation, the anticipation of people wanting more, Can he be better; Can he top his last work; Has he stagnated; Was she just a one hit wonder.

I now can only imagine the pressure to do well then compared to now. I think we can effectively say with art comes the recreational flavours of the World. All rappers can talk about is their use of Weed, Alcohol, Extasy & Drug addled orgies now how many of them are having fun or holding in some sort of pain that they are not ready to deal with. When it comes to my life there have been absurd amounts of Pain involved from a very young age and in dealing with many mental battles to just fight on, coming to peace having nothing to do with creating. Doing what I do brings me joy but there is that part of me that always wonders what will I create if I treated my life like Earnest did, Drinking and smoking at a typewriter trying to pull from the very depths of my imagination the best stories possible. Now, being a University student I have had my fun in that uncontrollable realm but I will reiterate it had nothing to do with creating it had more to do with the Celebration of a deadline or things of that nature.

What I want to know is what does it take to create great works, or what is considered “Great” sober, because all of whom I listen to and information I consume turns to the the former “With great works, comes great demon to be fought”. Ultimately Great pain follows because demons never leave they transmute. What’s that say to a Young Turk like me, yes I’ve got my own internal demons but the path to creating a great work is seemingly laid out?  You must control that demon with external forces in order to be able to create something substantial, as if that damn is always there playing on your mind uncontrolled you’ll never be able to get out the thing you want to say comfortably, in a digestible way for your audience. This is up for philosophical debate. What is your passion worth to you?

“I won’t underestimate who I am, capable of becoming.” – Benjamin Clementine

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