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"..I considered Art to be generally especially game through which the personal, the local and the universal come to play. Providing a space to question and redefine that conversion - become - time that is sense-making. During my studies and reflections I have come to the following uncompleted notions about the creation of and the moment of genesis in a work of art: I believe genesis to be the fine line between a state of complete revelation of the self through public language and the complete isolation wherein nothing is revealed or produced. The artist thus always risks losing himself in the impersonality of language in the hope of sharing his solitude. But this sharing is what compels him to produce art. Statement About My Artwork The purpose of writing this text is neither presenting a manifesto nor a prescriptive guide to reading (using) my paintings. "Why use letters in a painting?" The Signifier only manifests itself in the absence of the signified. Not only doesn't a signifier lead us to the signified but, by constantly referring to other signifiers, gets ever further from a signified and enters into a symbolic game. No true Gemeinschaft cannot be created on the basis of a presupposition - whether it be a humanistic, national or linguistic one- what unites human beings (Dasein) among themselves is neither natural (not using any natural elements e.g. trees), nor phonological, nor linguistic (Worterlich), and not even confinement in a signifying language (word reduction but still using letters) but a knowledge of language limit & its final borders. True Gemeinschaft is only that which has no preposition. My paintings have tried to represent such a Gemeinschaft. Beings who don't recognize themselves as a result of divine or human creation but a fundamental harmony (looking at the painting) and in its own solitude, a sharing in a world created by the painting."
sedia rossa by Nù Metra
Don't know why but the environment of a long corridor lit from one side by a bank of windows giving onto closed rooms on the other, has always attracted me. Is it a cloister, a prison, a psychiatric ward? At any rate, whatever's going on in the rooms in this image seems ok to me. The red chair and warmth of the sun win over any threatening aspect the black ink might possess. Should Nú´s description of a space inside refer to her own internal space within, then there is much to discover here, according to this attractive painting. .. [Goto..]
Patience by Maria Xagorari
Thank you JP. Last time I checked it was hanging in a home in Athens. I hope they still enjoy it. They had also bought a painting I considered rather difficult. "The Furries or The Step". I hope they still enjoy that one too.
Dance for Life by Fadwa O
We need all the more in times like this paintings like this - the colourful exuberant escape of the joy of dancing. What's interesting about this work though is the seeming tint of sadness, loneliness and doubt that makes the title all the more beguiling. The two main figures are not in eye contact, both appear to be vaguely masked, with the face of the apparent male figure on the left deeply shadowed in almost a sinister way. She is green both in dress and skin and appears anything but happy, despite the sumptuous reds of the fan or flowers she cradles. In contrast to the sensuous riot of colour overall, the picture's effect, in my view, is one more of desperation than desire, of the surrender to less benign forces than of the defiance of wild abandon... [Goto..]
Patience by Maria Xagorari
Lovely painting Maria... I'm so stupid not to have stated this before - I really don't know why I hadn't complimented you on it at the time, so please do excuse my late 10-year-and-more intervention. As you say, this view exclusively of the hands does seem to communicate so much of the mood of the person. I hadn't noticed either that it's such a big one - one metre square. The intimacy of the subject seems to beg for a small dimension, so it much be quite a surprising piece to see in real life. The fact that you chose to work in monochrome also, in my opinion, adds to the effect of this particular 'gaze'.
Took this outside today and couldn't believe how amateurish it looks... depressing. [GoTo..]
I reckon I should post the latest ramblings with this... just for the record. Nothing much to say... just more of the same. It's another very erratic piece. There's still much to do before it can achieve some sort of unified statement. However I'll be able to dedicate some time to it now, and hopefully will be able to come up with some sort of solution in the (near) future. [GoTo..]
I give up, time to rotate. [GoTo..]
pre and post scraping post scraping followed by an attempt failed; consequence: rotation [GoTo..]
A little bit like forgetting? [GoTo..]
Jp : Now, don’t disappoint us, we all count on you, this must be the “piece” (a little anxiety for you), let it spread joy on us all or tragedy on us all ! [GoTo..]
Time to rotate... haha I know that well. I suppose it's an attempt to find a new way of looking at a piece that's already become too familiar, or a way to a lead that will get you out of that seeming impasse.
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I don't think an artists should be removed from the site .I think the artist should have images that they remove from their page as the add more . They should be showing that they have a greater understanding of their own work by removing images. They should demonstrate that they have moved beyond some of their imagers , as they grow in their art process.
Of course my enthusiasm for Anthroposophy is based on practical experience of Steiner's ideas and new impulses.
Haha Flavius... nobody's come to this forum in the last 500 years! You risk awakening some old ghosts, like myself :o)
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