The Decadent Prophet 2020

Baudelaire saw the artist as a detached flaneur, a mocking bohemian in the big-city crowd, alienated, isolated and anonymous. Today’s version would be a simulation, drifting aimlessly in the digital stream.

Artists draw the line between fact and fiction. We exist in the enigmatic borderland between art and life. Ambiguity drives us.

If life is real and art is an illusion, does the artist glide between the two? Is art an attempt to make believe truth?

Do artists take on the unreality of their works? Or perhaps it’s a two-way relationship and art reveals truths the illusion of everyday life conceals.

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