“𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜” is one of those words that, unfortunately, convey two meanings: both positive and negative. More often, it is interpreted as a person who finds negative points. In short: a fault-finder.
But as a professional, a critic is one who judges or evaluates the merits of literary, artistic or musical works
For several decades now, I have been an actively writing art critic, an activity that involves the intense gazing at artworks, always striving to be faithful to the assessment of my reaction. From this lifetime experience, I have learned to trust my instinct and my intellect, of course, keeping my mind always open to new visual ideas and means of expression.
A critic’s judgment is always a one-man’s opinion, and anyone who dispenses a point of view must never expect – and will never get total agreement from his audience.
In drawing up my selection of artists for the show, suffice it to say that I have found, in each of them, a certain quality, a particular technique, or an enticing, even unsettling, approach and attitude towards a theme or subject.
As a critic, I have always veered towards the positive, the constructive, the supportive and the fair - believing that, in every artwork, there’s more to it than meets the eye. That is my choice.