Painting is the most beautiful form of meditation I have come across. It is not only eerily relaxing, but also, at least in my case, a perfect breeding ground for contemplation, reflection, spiritual introspection… In the solitude of painting, I am able to connect with the essence of me, and with others, in a uniquely serene and quite beautiful way.
I used to destroy my artwork as passionately as I created it. I don’t do that anymore. It was a simple decision of leaving the criticism up to others rather than eagerly condemning each of my creations.
I just remembered one of the original goals I had with my paintings.
A little over a year ago someone asked me why I paint. I could do so many things, they said, I could compose music, I could write, why choose painting?
I was listening to music at that moment and was deeply moved (as I am often when I listen to music), so I turned the volume down and said “Because I want to create paintings that will make someone feel the way I feel now, while listening to this music.”
It dawned on me today that I already succeeded with this goal. A goal I had forgotten about until just now, but it was still realized. I don’t know about others, but I do know that my painting Turn me to Stone had such an effect on at least a few people, and possibly others I don’t know of. So it can be done. I did it, and I will do so again.
Realizing this gave me a lovely boost…
There are several paintings I have completed in the last few months that I haven’t yet added to the gallery. The reason is ridiculous: labels.
I have a gallery of surreal artworks and one for pop art (or fun art), both of which need to be updated as well. The recent artworks however, don’t really fit in either gallery! I think that’s one of the reason why I like the phrase “art of imagination”, it always fits, but it is also a bit boring and general. So what to do?
I am still thinking about it… but here are my fantastic artworks. Not very surreal, not really pop art either…
They are all available for sale, as limited edition prints. If you are interested, please contact me!
I have finally created a video that shows the Furies trilogy in an illuminating way. Short of having them hang on your wall, this is probably the best way to truly see the paintings. If you have a good internet connection, make sure you switch the quality to “high definition”! I hope you enjoy the video, and the artworks…
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Big thanks to all of you who take the time to like the video, post a comment or send it to your friends! It means a lot, and… word of mouth is still the most humane and sweetest kind of promotion.
The cliche of a poor artist. It’s charming, isn’t it. Such noble souls are artists, they break their backs, pour their souls into their art, leave something for all of humankind and eternity and are utterly satisfied with peanuts in return. “This painting took you one month to paint? Let’s see… about XYZ Euros is a decent salary. Your painting shouldn’t be worth more than that, otherwise you are just being greedy.”
We all know that greedy isn’t noble.
I will be participating in the upcoming group exhibit in the Phantasten Museum at Palais Palffy in Vienna, Austria. The exhibit, which is open from August 4 until August 26 2012, features many extra-ordinary artists from all over the world, so if you are in the area it is well worth the visit. If you are not in the area, it is still worth a visit…
This was a cool surprise, a fan video on Youtube featuring one of my paintings (“I choose my scars”) and one of the coolest songs of all time (you’d have to know the lyrics). It also made me think that I should do stuff like this at some point. Make little video featurettes using my artworks. Painting is keeping me plenty busy at the moment though, so maybe later.
I’ve gotten into caricatures some time ago, probably about the same time that I stopped blogging here. I have lots of things to share, but I’ll go backwards, because it makes less sense to do that.
I’ve done a caricature of Harrison Ford, featuring him as Indiana Jones, about to lift the mysterious golden icon from a mysterious cave in South America. The scene is inspired by the cult opening scene from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, however in this case, the golden icon is a mysterious deity from not only a long time ago, but a galaxy far far away.