Outsider art, Gippsland.

I am delighted to be able to bring you the work of a wonderfully talented outsider artist named Neil.    We have not yet reached a point in society where outsider art is fully accepted as a legitimate expression of creativity.  Outsider art still sits on the fringes  of what remains, in some quarters,   an elite collective of  artists and followers who see art solely as a thing of beauty and prestige.  Art has a much deeper purpose. Art taps into the unconscious and it has the potential to heal what has been all to dreadful to confront consciously or to speak of.  Outsider art is an important genre that reveals all aspects of the artist’s inner world.   What is art if it  is not meaningful and how can art be meaningful if the artist (any artist) is not free to portray his or her emotions in ways that are genuine and deeply held.  Outsider artists are, in my view, the bravest of people.  Their work sits at the cutting edge of science and its most resent discoveries on perception, interpretation and resonance.  Outsider artists connect the sense based experiences to the intellect and I think anyone who deliberates over the outsider art that follows will see just how we all have a sense of fantasy and the absurd and just how powerful that can be as a form of artistic expression.

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