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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…


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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

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