J.HINOS: THE FOUNDER OF OPPOSABLISM
J.Hinos is an uncompromising artist that uses a varied amount of techniques to achieve his paintings and sculpture. He founded the art movement called Opposablism, to oppose the commercialization of art by giving back profit to environmental causes.
Opposablist arts genesis of thought came to fruition when Hinos was using palm tree leaves to apply his art. He says it was more than a physical style that he founded but one of "primitive transcendism". To feel as one is immobile and having the lack of an opposable thumb. Not handicapped, but more that of becoming and feeling like a primate. Stripping away technique for the purpose of technique, living frenetically, and applying paint in a way that is un-humanlike.
Opposable means anything that goes against something so the idea was formed to oppose art sales for the sole purpose of making money. Art needed to go back to what is what to be for the artist.
Not necessarily just aesthetic appeal but a deep meaning for the artist. Whether it is therapeutic or an outward desire the artist has his or her reason for painting.
In Hinos's manifesto he declares that art for the sole purpose of being a commodity is a hazard and a detriment to society. Sure people can collect art he says, but it should be first and foremost because they like the art not because it will make them money down the line. Larry Gagosian for instance collects and represents artists and the art pieces he likes. He says he wouldn't do it any other way. .
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