As I posted before:
the painter combats space. Our battles consist of trying to structure, re-structure and transform the space of the paper, canvas, wall etc we work on.
The musician and composer deal with time, and structuring and transforming it.
Films, videos, novels, poems deal with both time and space.
The traditional masters and figurative or representational
painters employed ILLUSIONS (of space, light, perspectives and representing
objects such as people, houses, flowers,
My art makes the
Always close/r to the
he/art of CREATION,
never, near enough,
My paintings are merely
The viewer interprets them and completes them in his/her own mind -
in endless different ways
(depending on the viewer's attitude at that moment)
thanks for taking the time to write - profound questions.
I published about 15 books - philosophy and related when in my 20's, 30's. Sold out. I spent decades on that 'spirituality' stuff, con
Painted in between, started painting full time again 3 years go.
As a beginning read this - his best book gives a summary of many people's search, exploration, experience of the 'unity experience'. Xtians call it, mystics, like Master Eckhart calls it - becoming One with the One, the Godhead (the ineffable, the infinite, the eternal), Vedanta calls it realizing our One Real self, self- or god-realization, budhists - enlightement (experiencing, becoming the voi, the one, supreme consciousness/awareness, Sufis= one with the Beloved - some of them were killed because they said, when I look under my coat, only 'God, the beloved' I found there.
Neuroscience look into all this more and more - this US caucasiian, gives excellent summary of this -the mystic vision. FREE download on his site.
Hosted by Swami Abhayananda
This site is intended to serve as a resource center for information about the lives and teachings of the mystics.
I used to be a prof in phil, theology etc - and lived as a hermit for decades.
We seek our real Self, the One Self of all beings. That is the ox. The few who finally find the ox, tames it =the ego, and then rides the ox back to the public marketplace.
The last stage - one no longer withdraws from society to seek - but now re-enters the public or social sphere - = market place, by art, science, culture, good works - many different things - to share that what one found, experienced about the 'one , real self' (Xtians call it 'god') of all beings. I do that through the very mundane, concrete process of painting.
IF you wish - go to my site www.newstylesgallery.info
Se the first page on the left - look for the SLIDESHOW 22 August. I think that slideshow (more than 300 images) shows clearly the process of painting. Not to admire my work, but to see the process in action -
here the link to THAT slideshow - http://www.newstylesgallery.info/home/22august2012