Holy damn crap.
This is amazing... I... wow. I had this wonderful long comment I was going to say, about how the vivid colors really came together, and the bold lines, and all that. But I think the best thing I can say is
This is nothing like disaster,
but it's a hell of a lot more awesome.
thanks skyi--- i hate to break the news to you, but these are not hand painted pieces. they are digital creations. The source colours and textures come from a variety of images-- some that were hand created by myself, others that were made in corel painter 9, and random photographs that i have.
wow thats fucking awsome!!LOL i love the fact that you can manipulate something to a point ware you cant tell truth from fiction. Sort of reminds of a movie i saw on dvd the othe day The Illutionist, if you havent see it rent it, very well done, with a lot of depth. Beutifully art directed.
You know if you have a show with some of these if you havent had one already it would be very cool to have them printed on canvas or even textured watercolour paper, which you easly could print on a printer your self.
thanks sky.. i get a perverse joy out of manipulating things in such a way to make them look like they could have actually been painted instead of created through digital means.
i have yet to see the illusionist-- but it's on my list of movies to watch.
alas I have yet to have a show-- but I've thought of the same thing-- eventually i hope to be able to afford a large format printer so that i can make some of those prints myself.
Epiphany is a good word.
You and your tradigital compositions are just amazing! Abstract art is supposed to mean nothing, just to be a combination of colourful spots. But your abstract compositions are so full of sense, they make think, they're pure vers libre.
I find that I have to disagree with your statement that abstract art is supposed to mean nothing. I think Kandinsky, Pollock, Rothko, Kline, and Miro (just to name a few of my faves) would disagree-- I think abstract works come from some place more internal-- and while the meaning might not hit you over the head-- the artist was definitely trying to communicate something or work something out. I often speak of art as a language-- and even though these latest works are quite abstract-- I still think of them as a continuation and an evolution of the language.
It is NOT my opinion that abstract art is supposed to mean nothing. I know that there's more sense in abstract art sometimes than in any other most realistic art or any other. I said that cause i've read recently an article about "why people prefer to by abstract art for their apartments". And the author of that article claims that abstract paintings are only some colourful spots which are almost invisible in everyday life. That is why people buy it - cause they don't want to notice it, they don't want this art to disturb them. Isn't that paradox?
And the same author wrote that any kind of not abstract art is less popular cause it absorbs attention and it carries some emotions and stories – what doesn’t fell very comfortable in everyday life.
But isn’t for example Kazimir Malevich’s “Self-Portrait in Two Dimensions” actually much more stirring than any realistic painting? Abstract language is much more thrilling
Same here! I loved the feelings involved in the technique of using a compass and how the lines cut so precisely through each other. While I love words and images I never seemed to see the beauty in numbers (although I imagine it is possible).
geometry just seemed to make more sense to me. the shapes, the lines, everything was easy to visualize and understand-- heck i even tutored other students. I believe that there is beauty in numbers-- but I think the beauty has to be found in all those complex equations and proofs.