As a child, we have many dreams. “I want to be an astronaut, a scientist, a teacher, etc.” But somewhere along the way, we lose our way. We become consumed with negativity which leads to unsatisfaction which leads to failure. And somehow, we end up […]
Words carry a lot of weight. Whether for harm or for good. We are able to either destroy or bring healing to someone with the words that are emitted from our lips. That is quite a responsibility.
These works of art were created by the Italian artist @ANERZone. Check out more of his work on Instagram.
Artists find inspiration in nature, traveling, and cities. But perhaps the greatest of inspirations is other people. Humans were not made to be in isolation. We crave intimacy and relationships. Although that also brings with it much frustration and pain; it is still worth it. […]
We often speak of intelligence in narrow terms. We think that only those who are mathematically or scientifically inclined are smart. Psychologists, on the other hand, have come up with nine different types of intelligence. One of those is spatial intelligence which applies to painters, artists, sculptors, etc.
As a society, we must learn to value other forms of intelligence. We must also be willing to compensate those who exhibit these special forms of intelligence as highly as those with mathematical abilities. Art is so much more than a hobby or pass-time, it is a necessary good for civilization as a whole. Let’s learn to appreciate that.
In 1987 when I was 8 years old, I created my very first paintings named “Pooh Bear on a train track with some honey by a window”. Since then, my art has developed through self-education, some formal education, and life experience. I like to take an idea, whether a moment of connection or a situation felt, and create a time and space around it on the canvas. The inspiration caused by seeing something evolve from nothing, and the effects that it can create, has spurred me on to developing my art.
In moments of inspiration, my best work is developed amidst the pounding beats and rhythms of music, or a movie playing repeatedly in the background. On occasion I have found myself painting in isolation on a mountaintop, while other times I paint in the midst of many others. I enjoy experimenting and getting my ideas out in a way that words may not do justice.
When I experience the world, I know in those moments that I am only experiencing a snapshot of reality. Because of the experience of both that which I can and cannot see, and because of the enormous scope of our world, my faith both informs and interprets my experience. When I consider that scope, I become all too aware of my own smallness and frailty, awareness that drives me to my knees with a deep, inner awe for life. I often find it hard to stop life and think about it …my hope is that my art will help allow a space for this reflection.
I love music, but it’s hard to predict what song I will like. Because of this, I have pondered music, and what attracts me to a particular song. I have found that I like music for two reasons: One – I will enjoy a song for its overall jingle, and Two – for the words and meaning it conveys. It is a bonus when I find a song that gives me both of these. Similar to the attractiveness of music, I try to bring across both aesthetic presence and significance in my art.
Artist Ryan Morse creates art not to inform the community, preach religion or change political views on the world. The artwork he creates serves one sole purpose, to display the beauty of the human form through his visual lens. His art conveys that there is […]
Walking into the Tollmann studio you feel like you are walking into the laboratory of a mad scientist. Paintings cover every wall. Sculptures and eccentric looking lights are scattered around the room. David stands in a corner talking with one of his collaborators. We are introduced […]
In the last few years, I’ve introduced myself not as an “event” but as a “people’s” photographer: someone who goes to a place, sees what’s going on and starts looking for moments to shoot while people interact by being themselves. As a result, it’s no wonder that I decided to pursue Documentary Photography and Photojournalism in Germany as my next career option. But although I’m deep into stories, I’m also well deep into shapes; shapes that Architecture just knows how to build, right in front of my eyes, asking for a closer look at those -that for me are- everyday super buildings. With so much harmony and order within, they are sometimes just the perfect vacation for my eyes and my optics.