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My Art at Heartbeat Boxing August 4th, 2016

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…

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Added by Maya on July 17, 2016 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Kinsky Catastrophe and the Ever Elusive Perfect Audience

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.…

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Added by Maya on December 13, 2010 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Like A Rabid Dog Waiting For You Outside Your Front Door

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…

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Added by Maya on September 24, 2010 at 1:05pm — 2 Comments

An Outsider's Look At Jean-Michel Basquiat

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

the world…

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Added by Maya on September 9, 2010 at 10:40am — 2 Comments

Poster Painting My Life Away

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…

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Added by Maya on September 8, 2010 at 3:26pm — 2 Comments

vincent van gogh and his poison

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…

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Added by Maya on August 29, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

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