‘I suppose I am psychedlic at heart. Makes sense if I was born in ’66.
The Law of Nature is a chaotic one. There is no balance.
With the swirl painting ‘The Balance of Nature’ I wanted to get the dynamism of abstract expressionism action painting in a pop art style and fuse the two. Hirst meets Lichtenstein. The energy and disorganization of life in a handy, colourful clean capsule. I was trying to think what the birth of something – a life or the inception of an idea would look like visually. The moment of inception.
I like the Sixties and the brief blossoming of British’Psychedlia’ and all it stood for. ‘The psychedelic life’ couldn’t last but maybe you can hang it on your wall to remind you.
When I got scared as a kid I would read the Beano or the Dandy and they would instantly make me feel better. Reassuring visual philosophers like the pioneering animators- Tex Avery who visualized abstract ideas in humorous/inventive understandable ways.
I always like the swirling hypnotizing eyes in Tex Avery cartoons as well.
Ideas are everything
Ackowledge the ideas makers
For without them nothing would happen
They are the seed breathers
The eternal sprouters
The tinder gardeners
They are the inception trustees
The imagination interns
The polite persuaders
They are the birth givers
The hypnotisers, the blue sky fliers
The wonder wizards
The furnace containers
Recognize the ideas makers!’
– Christian Furr 2012