Spiritus Sanctus I

The Grey Space

What is it about art that´s so intriguing? If you ask people, you will probably get more answers than the number of persons you ask.

Maybe the late David Bowie caught on to something in 1999, when he spoke about the “grey space”:

“The idea that the piece of work is not finished until the audience comes to it and adds their own interpretation, and what the piece of art is about is the grey space in the middle.”

The more you allow yourself to be involved in a dialogue with art, the more you will appreciate it and become a part of its magic. That’s how the seeds of interest are planted, and a love for great art.

The tech world prides itself on its “test and learn” culture. That is, they never wait for anything to be perfect before they launch it. They put it out there, and learn as they go along.

Why not take the same approach on art and test your comfort zone? Maybe you´ll find yourself a new and magical grey space?

Picture: Ina Otzko, Spiritus Sanctus I (detail)