© 1996 – 2010
Karim Yasamee
The practice of art was recognised by the antique world to often be a cause of melancholia in the Artist: I've certainly experienced my fair share.

However, it also goes some way to explaining why it is that in certain creative spirits there exists a natural affinity with the absurd.

It is as though, at a subconscious level, the expression of the ridiculous acts as an antidote - helping to ensure the continued psychological well-being of the artist.

Perhaps this explains why the great Tradegies in ancient Athens were traditionally rounded-off with the riotous irreverence of a satyr play.

The sublime and the ridiculous are, it would seem, both necessary to the health of humanity.


Heroes of Comedy