Clueless Critic is a place dedicated to Art, Design, and Film.

Can you tell me more about Clueless Critic?

The idea of Clueless Critic was born around 4 years ago, when I was working 9-5 in place where I really didn’t wanted to be. At the same time, I didn’t quite know what to do next either. So whenever I felt down I would go to my local library and spend a lot of time going through books about art and design.

I majored in History and Philosophy of Art at university, so being in libraries and archives is my definition of fun. That’s why I decided to start this website and share my discoveries with others.

The reason why I love studying and analysing visual art is because it feels like taking a tour behind the scenes of a creative process. In a way, what I do is study visual language.

This is where we discuss and celebrate history, theory and creative process behind the visual culture.

By ‘we’ I really mean I – Bolor – and this is a virtual space where I do what I love doing the most – is gathering ideas from books, displaying cool artworks and items and discussing about my recent creative projects.

What is 'visual language'?

It is a process when what we see tells us a story, conveys emotions, brings out memories and experiences in us. Just like any other language it can be expressed through words but, as usual, most of it gets lost in translation.  It is a language that most Art, craft, film, design and fashion uses to communicate with the viewer.

Unlike a verbal language, sometimes you don’t even need to share the same culture or period in time with the creator to understand it. Artist M.C Escher also expressed the same idea in his letter, you can read it here.

I admit, it is definitely, one of the most baffling and elusive of topics. It is the ‘chewiest’ and ‘driest’ theoretical section in art history books. But once you gnaw through this bit, it has a power to shift your perspective and change the way you think. Studying the language of creatives certainly gives you better appreciation of creative work.

What is the purpose of Clueless Critic?

In it’s broadest sense, the motivation comes from my drive and passion to keep learning and share what I’ve learnt with people who share the same interest.

It is a labour of love and a project that navigates me towards the direction of my True North on my journey in search for a meaningful and deeply satisfying occupation in life.

What do you do in real life?

I live and work in London. Part of my week I spend bookkeeping in an accountancy firm (yes, you read that right) and the rest reading actual books, studying interior design and doing creative renovating and decorating projects.

How did you end up from Art History to Accountancy?

That’s an easy one – unlike dead artists, live businesses actually pay me to keep their books and records.