outsider art • art brut • the unclassifiable • the avant-avant-garde
WELCOME TO brutjournal!
SO EXACTLY WHAT ARE WE UP TO HERE?
WELL WE’RE INTERESTED IN FORMS OF ART AND CULTURAL EXPRESSION THAT BREAK THE MOLD; THAT ARE FRESH, DIFFERENT, EXPERIMENTAL, DARING, AND DEFY FAMILIAR LABELS; AND THAT, FOR ALL THEIR INNOVATION OR FAR-OUT FORM, UNABASHEDLY CELEBRATE AND REAFFIRM THE HUMAN SPIRIT.
STRAYING JUST A BIT TOO FAR
We’re not sure what to make of the candidates for inclusion in this sketchy category. Everything about them is kind of edgy and uncertain. Some extremely light tints — colors to which white has been added to lighten them — fall into this category, as do passages of broader vistas or swatches of larger, multicolored compositions.
Sometimes a quick glimpse of a color may result in reading it as white — instead of the milky pink, light tan, or almost-light-yellow that it really is. We’ll give these masqueraders and impostors a nod and a wink — but we’re on to their confounding behavior on and off the color charts!