ALBUM SYNTHETIC SYMPHONY RELEASE: FEBRUARY 28, 2000 REVIEW: FEBRUARY 12, 2000
"Cut" - the art gallery.
The gathering crowd had high expectations. And looking at
the first two paintings, the twisted beauty and raw coldness made the viewers
wish for more, while the third seemed to be a leftover from forgotten times, a Picasso
image left for dead, being as uninteresting as the first duo was fascinating.
Continuing, the fourth was proving that harsh and soft make
a great couple, when mixed properly. After lively discussions about the first part
of the exhibition, the spectators found the second half a bit disappointing,
showing visions and artwork almost everyone of them had seen in some form
before. Almost exclusively overdone in the sense that the aggressiveness became
too dominant. Beards were scratched, eye brows frowned and more than one
sarcastic comment was told. Some of the visitors discovered underlying messages
and meanings, but the majority shook their heads in mild discontent.
I had the chance to experience the "Cut"-gallery
myself recently, and I tend to agree with the opinions given above. The one
thing making me give "Cut" a grade above average is due to the
participation of veteran, almost cult declared artist Jean-Luc De Meyer.