You have the most individual taste I have seen on tumblr -- All of these artists you share I have never previously seen, nor have heard about. What are your sources, as I am inspired to go and browse for myself.
bookstores and exhibitions are excellent sources - people should get off the internet and start experiencing art for what it is really is, and that’s mostly not merely some data floating around the internet, it is culture.
apart from that, blogs, which credit the artists thoroughly (i myself have not always done that, but i see the necessity now, and not doing it takes away the foundation and background of a work, which is a shame, and not to mention it’s a piece of impudance to the artist), google, artnet - for instance.
in a sense, yes, thought complicates things. but fundamentally, to understand is to reduce. the brain is a limited processing mechanism that picks up on the most obvious features of a pattern, it then uses that pattern as a template to perceive and explain a wide range of phenomena that share some of those features. the reason, i think, why the distribution and composition of light and "unlight" is more compelling in a b&w is because with less chromatic variables there are more obvious patterns.
yes, your point(s) are more than valid and i have already considered them myself, but in all fairness they do not make up for me not believing in a personal need for those “patterns” you are speaking of, at least not to an extent above what can be considered normal and belongs to the human way of observing and dealing with its environment. i basically never felt as if life or mine in particular is so chaotic as there to be the necessity to create these patterns, but after all that is merely my own comprehension and your assumptions may be right — at least your arguments are very apposite.
you ever wonder if your blog is black and white because you have a tendency to oversimplify things? maybe to establish some order in your world and make otherwise random things behave in obvious patterns? that's what i think mine boils down to.
i hardly believe i have a tendency to “oversimplify” things, rather am i constantly questioning my surroundings — i have a need to understand, which is often more complicating things than simplifying them.
on the other hand i do not choose the imagery i post here based on wether they are black and white; it just happens to be that i am drawn to form and the composition of surfaces and structures, the play of light and un-light, if i may say so, more than colour and for the most part these works make do with the reduction of hue.
but nevertheless the reason for ones aesthetic perception is a very interesting topic and coincidentally one that mattered to me for quite some time now. thank you.