Carlos Lersundy is a publicist. Now if you have read some of my posts you will know I am not a fan of designer “artists” such as Damien Hirst, architect “artists”, illustrator “artists”, thought/political “artists” like Doris Salcedo, etc, etc etc. As such I doubt very much if I would like the “art” by a publicist such as Carlos Lersundy. (Art, for me, must relate to an expression of the soul, not simply the mind). However, in todays El Tiempo newspaper, there is an explanation of some art workshops that Carlos Lersundy is giving in Bogota right now at the Quinta Galeria, and I would like to comment on it and the philosophy behind it.
According to the newspaper, Lersundy believes that the present system of education focuses too much on training the left side of the brain to work through logic and to process information. On this point I do agree. As such his workshops are designed to stimulate and develop the right side of the brain – not so much that the person who attends will overnight become an artist but to stimulate creativity, intuition, perceive patterns and tendencies within the same context. i.e. to appreciate the bigger picture, so to speak. And on this point I do have to give credit to the “artist”.
What he is saying is a truism – learning to work with both hemispheres will improve your appreciation of life and art and I believe bring a greater sensibility and quality to your being. So, if you are in Bogota and would like to improve that side of you that should express itself more often, check out the workshop and see how you will change. I am sure you will feel improved as a person – and who know, you might even end up becoming a real artist – with a soul to express!
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