Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Ok what is it?
Can it be how much I adore the human figure? Or is it an obsession for pictorially representing something as realistic as I can? I mean it’s not a job … so what is it about people?
This has been cross-indexing my mind leading me form one point to another, one subject to another. I think there is more to it, what is art? For ages we´ve seen art as it evolves at first this was it, representing the world, making it possible to do what photography in the future came to replace. I cannot even define art because to me it’s singularly personally perceived so differently by every hbeing, its extense, the more you think about it the more you derive from it … so I googled it to see if I can get a colder perspective, and came across this online dictionary with “11!” definitions
1. human ability to make things; creativity of man as distinguished from the world of nature
2. skill; craftsmanship
3. any specific skill or its application the art of making friends
4. any craft, trade, or profession, or its principles the cobbler's art, the physician's art
5. creative work or its principles; a making or doing of things that display form, beauty, and unusual perception: art includes painting, sculpture, architecture, music, literature, drama, the dance, etc.
6. any branch of creative work, esp. painting, drawing, or work in any other graphic or plastic medium
7. products of creative work; paintings, statues, etc.
8. pictorial and decorative material accompanying the text in a newspaper, magazine, or advertising layout
a. ARCHAIC learning
b. a branch of learning
c. the liberal arts (literature, music, philosophy, etc.) as distinguished from the sciences
10. artful behavior; cunning
11. sly or cunning trick; wile: usually used in pl.
you see its even hard for them, I’d say it’s not so much representing something, it’s more than a craft, more than a skill or product. What I understood is that what I like, and what I perceive as art here is the feeling I get when I make this portraits or when I take pictures of people, I feel like I want to transfer the feeling,I try to get every detail, it is their expression what gets me…. why?
Well there is something about human expressions that is true, we can identify with them, we can own them, it’s almost as if we could feel it, maybe we do, maybe we have, or maybe we would just like to. That is art; art is whenever someone creates something that causes a reaction on me and makes me feel.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Vamos, busquemos como, enctonremos la manera de desconectranos, hagamos una actividad, riamos divirtamonos y seamos felices!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Souls of a trip, this is THE biggest canvas I’ve ever painted on so far, at first it seemed humongous, now I’m ok with its size.
I did this painting after my trip to Europe, I went traveling for 4 months, this life experience really changed my life, I feel like a whole different person right now, in this trip I had the chance to see a lot of art, those big masterpieces you always see in pictures. And some other cool stuff not so big. After I came back it really felt like the right thing to do to paint this.
The art piece features symbols that I associate with certain events and feelings that come along with them , I’ll explain a couple of them for you to understand and the rest I’ll leave it to you to derive whatever feeling you perceive and make it yours if necessary.
The circle near the center or the canvas changes the horizontal and vertical pattern followed on the rest of the painting symbolizing how my brain was constantly processing tons info coming from cities, people, streets, etc., becoming a brain storm of ideas, knowledge, and more.
The thick golden paint strokes found all over the paining symbolize the people you meet on your way, people who temporarily stay with you, this souls you meet, they affect your life in a way, on the temporary relationship you get to share with them, you gather a lot of stuff from them, and even though you know you just met them, it feels like you’ve known each other since forever, because you are true, because you are being yourself, because you know they will leave your life soon.
so you want to know a little bit about me well here’s a start, you see I believe that we all have addictions, well my addiction is doing every possible activity that enriches my intellect, some I have more interest in and some I have less but altogether it’s a fun combo of life, I have strong interest in everything involving art, every art form music, paint, dace, everything!... Believe it or not even though I spend a lot of my time appreciating others art and practicing mine, I just don’t see myself at least for now since this thought might change ‘making my art work, or combining it’ art is for me to relax and enjoy!
I’m also in love with languages, I think communication opens doors, not only for social purposes but further more, right now I speak three languages English Spanish and Italian but I don’t think I’m ever going to have enough!
I do like math and science as well; I’m an engineering student so you can figure it out…, I believe that this side of me looks for versatility, being an engineer is introducing me into many fields, and combining them in a single path, I don’t really think it’s including everything I want, but it’s about the best I found, in the future, probably, my soul will seek to fulfill the blanks engineering is leaving, and hopefully, I will have a very nice combo of what I really like and so I'll find out what im doing for the living.