is the definition of viggo mortenson art?
Dennis Hopper has one of the
the best definitions so far -- from Recent Forgeries' introduction,
he describes what Viggo's art is to him: "It comes from the subconscious...you take it
back into your subconscious and have your own conscious reaction."
Here is a paragraph from the
introductory article of his book, Recent Forgeries. "'I
don't know much about twentieth-century painters,' says Mortensen,
who operates on instinct and intuition rather than an intellectualized
approach to art-making. 'Because of how I was brought up, I go along
with it for a while when somebody tells me about a rule, but eventually I
always end up asking myself: Why does it have to be this way?'"
Finland Aerial Harvest (2002)
Viggo Mortensen Index