When does art make sense? Is it when concepts are illuminated, and all meanings explored, resolved and defended? Or is it when a gesture, bold and unrefined is birthed? What is it that the art student and the professor of art struggle with? Is there a gesture that can be taught, a right way to make art?
Yes there is. One must learn and perfect a method in order to have at one's disposal the myriad possibilities of a medium. However, there should be a distinction between learning the methods and tools of a medium and perfecting said medium. Perfection can be measured in decades and in a lifetime, and learning a method can be measured in shorter periods of time.
So here's the question:Do you have to perfect a medium in order to express your concepts with it? And if so, does this render what you do in the interim, meaningless "practice"?