Thanks to the commodification of culture, artists have been maligned and minimised to societal anomalies, indulgent characters living in an alternative universe whose success owes either to their innate eccentricity, or hopeless romanticism. Everyone’s a critic. The snobbish refrain, ‘I could have done that’, speaks volumes about the diminished role of art in dominant culture.
Darren Coffield is an artist who feels the art world (read industry) has become so commercialised it now exists only to serve the rich.
The intriguing world of truck painting in Karachi.