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Alistair Kendry artist

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Just had a visit from an artist Alistair Kendry. Had a little chat. Visited the website of  The Space Gallery in London to see his work – beautiful. Mixed media creations: watercolour, gold leaf, encaustic… Looks good. Moved to Hastings recently to teach at the Hastings college.


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April 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

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Mezzotint and more

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While looking for artists working in mezzotint, found an amazing art by an artist Margaret van Patten. photo

Paper Thin

photo by Harold Hutchinson
Etching with mezzotint

The image is rich in content – messages from conscious and subconscious levels merge in an emotional and elegant manner. The technical diversity the artist applied to creating the plate makes for a complex yet un-crowded image.

Love her work!

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April 23, 2011 at 10:06 am

Digital Art Week

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This week goes under the flag of digital art for me thanks to a couple of links from friends.

First of all, my friend Tanya Ostroverhova sent me a link to the exhibition of mobile phone pictures by her son Egor Abaturov.

The page starts with a lot of right-up in Russian. Don’t be spooked, scroll down, you’ll get to the pictures pretty soon.

Another digital art discovery of mine is International Association of Mobile Digital Artists or iAMDA.

The site is very large and I am only at the beginning of exploring it myself. Will report more later. For now, I just wat to say that mobile digital media seem to be opening more and more of new convinient on-the-go tools for creativity. An artist can create now everywhere and any time, not just in a studio and with a large arsenal of physical objects like paints, canvases and so on. Mobile phone can be one’s art-studio in a poket!

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April 16, 2011 at 11:25 am

Great art = great freedom. Great freedom = great art!

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Awesome. Irreverent. Free. Eclectic. Picturesque. Childish and sophisticated at the same time. Tasteful beyond good taste. Magical.

Also an excellent example of that writing style which is full of pathos, which is so typical for many artists’ sites. On this website it is taken almost to the level of satire. I wonder if they meant to be mocking there or not…

What am I talking about?

The art of Jean-Luc Connan.

I didn’t manage to pinch an image from his website and there seem to be no other images on the entire web outside it. So, I’ve no pictures to paste 😦

The website itself is quite a piece of art, although not social-media-freindly. Phah!

And now to the man who never fails to bring me joy:

Adore… Creative genius.

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March 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Le Roi et Mort, Vive le ROI!

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What are you insanely great at doing?

What I always felt insecure about is my sticking to the realistic representation of the people and objects in my visual art. The problem with that is, as common criticism these days goes, there is not much creativity involved in doing that. It’s just a copy of the nature. And NOW I see it for what it is. (I am thinking along as I write here). I see things realistically. That is my way of seeing things – as they are. If I were a writer, I’d write realism rather than sci-fi, if I were a painter, I’d paint realistic photographic portraits rather than abstract cubes or splodges… You see, I wrote “if I were a painter”… Funny that, because I kind of am a painter. Just now, just moments ago I made a transition from a visual artist to … what? Who am I? I finished Me The Painter now, and who am I then? I am a helper. Am I a healer? That doesn’t sound quite right. Am I a facilitator, an inspirator? Something along those lines. I am kind of a little ahead on the path and I am calling the others to follow, I trod a path, I am a path-treader. Fun!

There are millions of paths, there are millions of path-treaders. I just tread and show one of the millions of possible paths, and most likely this path will be suitable only for me, but it might help someone to see HOW I trod it. It is about applying the method of finding one’s path rather than the path itself.

Or, yeah. I remember now. There is a term for it which I came across a lot recently. A way-shower. So that’s what I am . That, I must admit, spoiled much fun for me – first, I wasn’t the first; secondly, that term comes from those creepy alien, new-agey, spirit-channelling people… Hmm.

But I strayed away from the question.

Ah! The answer came to me just now! (I have definitely tuned myself into something good!)
I am insanely good at analysing myself and applying it to a human behaviour in general, listening, comparing, analysing again, learning. And I can see now where all of that is leading me. I am a helper. A way-shower.

I am having a special moment here… Sorry. Back soon.

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March 16, 2011 at 10:13 am

JR – Art to Change the World

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Everyone must see this latest TED talk by French artist JR. He takes it further along the road which Banksy walks. Or used to walk. This is the art concept which touched me like no other art for the last couple of years.

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March 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

John G. Rives – the poet

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Today I focus on a poet John G. Rives. I admire. I love. I amaze at. I want to share this person around, so that everyone can take a little or a lot of him, and that way add more joy, into their lives.

This is what TED says about him:

Flat pages can’t contain Rives’ storytelling, even when paper is his medium. The pop-up books he creates for children unfold with surprise: The Christmas Pop-Up Present expands to reveal moving parts, hidden areas and miniature booklets inside. On stage, his poems burst in many directions, too, exposing multiple layers and unexpected treats: childhood memories, grown-up humor, notions of love and lust, of what is lost forever and of what’s still out there waiting to unfold.

On his Bravo special, Ironic Iconic America, he and costar Bar Rafaeli tour the United States looking for wonderfulness, on “A Roller Coaster Ride Through the Eye-Popping Panorama of American Pop Culture.”

And this is what he says about himself:

And here is something tender and childish, pure and innocent, fluttery and bunny-full…

And just this one more here:

This looks like a door to his web-life, and it leads in many various directions… Take a look at one corner of it: 

And here is another poem:

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March 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm