David REALh /
How to understand some madness
as benefits for humanity
More than the overly excellent "to know how to think" of metaphysicists, it is dementia, backwardness, delirium, ecstasy and agony, the "no longer knowing how to think",
that are truly called to
Henri Michaux, Gallimard 2003
David Realh’s drawings suggest an artist alive to every mark and line who placed his obsessions with acute spatial wit. Especially in complicated scenes, this make his unembellished backgrounds tilt and bend, where figures rush this way to us...
Sometimes he collaborates directly with the poet Alex Svi
as a fighting sport /
The creative process can be
described as a temporary, obligatory psychosis. That the artist is "crazy" is therefore not a coincidence: it is a necessity. Most often, he will not remain in a state of madness; he will only
pass through it; sometimes he lingers.
But his artistic standard still requires him to go through an essential syncope, a real collapse of the mind, from which the new will come out.
Better: from this chaos only the new can emerge. This eclipse that breaks the consciousness is the very condition of the creative act.
Anton Ehrenzweig - L'Ordre caché de l'art
Whoever hides his madman dies speechless.