Arty Bollocks Decoder: what they say vs what they mean

Screen Shot 2013-10-19 at 23.05.16International Art English is the indecipherable babble that galleries, artists, art writers and art students are prone to communicate in*. So predictable is much of this mush that  The ArtyBollocks Generator can auto-generate gems like these:

“Ever since I was a postgraduate I have been fascinated by the unrelenting divergence of the zeitgeist. What starts out as triumph soon becomes corrupted into a tragedy of defeat, leaving only a sense of nihilism and the inevitability of a new order.”

“As spatial phenomena become clarified through diligent and repetitive practice, the viewer is left with a clue to the outposts of our existence.”


Confused? Well I am. Nevertheless, as a qualified Artist™, I will go about deciphering some ArtyBollocks for your reading pleasure.


*DISCLAIMER – the author may have been known to write in artybollocks in the past, and copious examples of her obfuscatory prose may be found online.