Local Social Network for the Arts Community in Central Valley
Hello! I used to come by here back in 2010 as a 20-something year old to blog and post pics of my art. Six years has passed since I last posted my art. I am still making art, though my style has changed. I have matured as an artist. My style is now more expressionist, more abstract, and I do more paintings now. Also, I do acrylic paintings now. I have spent the past 5 years attending CSU Fresno for my Bachelor's and Master's degrees and volunteering as a graphic designer for an…Continue
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Klaus Kinsky, one-man artist from the 1970's, died in 1991 and his estate recently put out his chaotic show, "Jesus Christ Savior" (Jesus Christus Erloser) up for sale on a DVD.
Having never heard of Kinsky before I sat, expecting a decent lecture on the Bible. What I got was a mish-mash of lucid bible-verses, curses spat at the unruly audience, and Kinsky's strange persecution complex.…Continue
Shock Art!! The World Of Tracy Emin
Shock art. Shocking. Absurd. Perverse. Yet it exists and it is a reflection of all of our internal turmoil—the internal world, the subconscious dream world, the very real world of war, plagues, crime. What is art but life replicated or…Continue
To many, Jean Michel Basquiat is a mystery; his art, his persona, his cryptic messages he tagged all over NYC. To anyone unversed in art
history, his paintings come across as either child-like or genius. As one
artist put it in the movie, “Modern Art A Complete History”, to be a genius is
to be a child all over again, whenever you need to be one. Jean Michel was
certainly a prodigy, by the age of twenty-seven, upon his death, he had left
To the serious artist I am a joke. No serious artist works with poster paint, what am I, five years old?
But before I justify working with this medium, a little history.
I started drawing in college, at Fresno City College. I loved the sensation of charcoal and nupastel under my thumb. I got accustomed to the way gliding my finger across the page created a softening in tone. It was almost watery at the edges yet the charcoal could be laid on heavily to create a uniform and dark…Continue
Vincent Van Gogh was a frequent consumer of Absynthe. This apparently had a profound influence on his preception of the world. I wonder if it affected his motor skills at all.
I have also learned, through the official biographical website (just type in Vincent Van Gogh into Google and it will pop up) that he most likely had bipolar disorder, a major contributing factor to his self-mutilation and suicide attempts.
I am very interested in a person's perspective due to mood. A lot…Continue
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