For today very briefly about two of my favourite modern artists, active in completely different domains, and their fascinating work: Bert Monroy, a "photo-realist" painter, and respectively, Luigi Colani, a bio-designer.
- Bert Monroy's motto:
"As a photo-realist painter, I have often been asked why I don’t just take a photograph. Good question, when you consider my paintings look like photographs. Well, for one thing, I’m not a photographer. To me, it is not the destination that is important—it is the journey. The incredible challenge of recreating reality is my motivation".
- Luigi Colani's motto:
"Whenever we talk about biodesign we should simply bear in mind just how amazingly superior a spider’s web is to any load-bearing structure man has made – and then derive from this insight that we should look to the superiority of nature for the solutions. If we want to tackle a new task in the studio, then it’s best to go outside first and look at what millenia-old answers there may already be to the problem."