Time thicking time, a permit to tragedy
On horizon clocks anchored out far
Flashing on departing hearts delighted to be
Turned loose and dropped into space
No longer cold but faint
Transformed to be broken shine
Intense as a rushed photograph on a lost diary
Ready to be burned
Here are some of the paintings I've been working on...They are indeed very minimalist in a way but that's exactly what
I'm trying to achieve with these new works, simplicity. I was kind of inspired by Andy Warhol's SKULL paintings, even
though i think they don't look nothing like it, but i guess the colours and the way I've composed the paintings were indeed very much inspired by his work. I've created these pieces in a small scale just playing with ideas and then i transferred and enlarged them to a bigger scale, most of which are on paper, but there are some of these new works on large canvas. They also look way better live than on a picture, though i think that when something looks already good on a picture it can only look better live, right? Anyway that's all for now hope you enjoy the new works as much as i do.......
My artistic influences have grown so much since the first time I've seen a real abstract painting for the very first time in my life. I was 18 or 19 years old (i can't ever be sure 100%.LOL), and i don't really remember being interested in abstract painting or anything that had to do with art apart from music up to that point, but from that day on i knew i had to do something with painting. I knew i wanted to be an artist. Anyway, my influences are still growing to these day. Some artists like to think that their work is new and different to others, ...i on the other hand, personally couldn't care less about stuff like that. I simply paint, and if anyone out there likes what i create as an artists, great. If not ...well that's great to. Has with music i believe that we all are influenced by something or someone, right? Is there anything wrong with being influenced and trying to sometimes paint like your idols, OR simply an artists you admire?
My answer to that is absolutely none whatsoever. If you look at one of the greatest artists today, Damien Hirst you will see that he not only rips off art from everyone, but he also stands up for it...Now that may sound crazy but that's why i admire the guy so much. He is not scared to publicly say it. The thing is ...most of us do it but won't admit it. Yes you know I'm right!
80% of Damien Hirst work it as been stolen from other artists, with a bit of an extra touch to it (sometimes not even that)...I personally wouldn't do such a thing, but yes, sometimes i see a piece of work i love so much that it inspires me to go paint straight away. The one other thing that i never liked and i guess i never will, is to stay with one style and one style only. Believe me I've tried it, but it just doesn't work with me, i like to be free while working and to stay stuck to one style it just takes all the dynamic away, and that's not something i would ever be able to do. So what i would say to you all is: "let your mind go free and paint whatever you paint, don't change it just because it may look like something you may have seen before." If you like it and your heart tells you it's good then probably it is good. My own work varies in style sometimes, because i may be in a different feeling the day i painted any specific piece. I love my work because i set no rules upon it, NEVER WILL...
A painting that is well composed is half finished.