New studio open

New studio open

We have finally opened the doors to the new studio at Rosehill Mall in Port Alfred. This is a very spacious area and serves both as a working studio and an exhibition space. Please contact me If I am not there for a viewing or just visit.  #art #artstudio #artist

About art techniques

About art techniques

There is a great deal of philosophy background to consider when speaking about artistic techniques.  Books are written on this subject, ad infinitum — one has to only to refer to the Greek view of Techne here to encounter the depth of the question of technique. According to Martin Heidegger, “…the Greek word techne, from which “technology” derives, at one time also meant the “bringing-forth of the true into the beautiful” and “the poiesis of the fine arts…In contrast to Heidegger’s notion of a thing or of revealing stands the kind of objectivity for which our natural sciences strive.” https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/understanding-heidegger-on-technology

From one point of view then, a technique in art is the process of ‘revealing” that which is there, but also revealing that which is usually hidden by the conventionality of the everyday.

My idea of technique is a process of revealing – making visible- and it is to this end that specific methods are used in painting and art to suggest and create passageways through which meaning can evolve.

One can begin with the standard or conventional methods of techniques we find in artistic praxis. Here is a basic but useful overview of some of the most common art  “ techniques” that are used. 7 must-know painting techniques for artists By Dave Kendall (https://www.creativebloq.com/art/painting-techniques-artists-31619638)

Technique, therefore,  should not be understood only in terms of their decorative possibilities. They must come from a deeper source. When Pollock used his drip painting technique, he was not trying to be ‘different” but was responding to a more profound urgency to reveal and bring to light something that was hidden within his art –and this technique allowed him to do just this.

What this site is about?

What this site is about?

Essentially, this site is a showcase of my work and thoughts on Art. It is still in the process of being developed and I will continue to add new works and areas to the site over the next week. The idea behind the site, however, is much more ambitious than just another art gallery. The direction that Art is taking in the post-postmodern world is to say the least very dramatic. We have a resurgence of romanticism, a denial of conceptual art and various other auguries of a new revolution in art that is only beginning to merge. I intend to explore these emerging trends in these blog posts, as well as reflecting on the way the impact my painting and sculptures.

 

 The works that I wish to create emerge from a a number of sources and points of inspiration. These include the works of Marin Heidegger, the art of Anselm Kiefer and ,many others and the experiments of the abstract expressionists, to name but a very few.

I have also been strongly influenced, and am indebted to the films and other works by David Lynch. I will be exploring these and other form of non-rationalistic art and literature in these blog posts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can sound affect you at a deep level?

Can sound affect you at a deep level?

Vibrations affect your at a deep, molecular level.

Sound and art – the polyphonic movement of sound forms over teh surface of air is equivalent to the movement fo paint and form and colour over the canvas. 

There has not been enough research into painting as an innate healing method that can affect the body and the mind

The following link to a recent article allows for further exploration.

https://www.gaia.com/article/dna-activation-techniques-to-positively-change-your-vibration?fbclid=IwAR0uBE0S5SjI0g90VfopQmJ27Jcx6tFrkJwhelO4Te0BRVJkGOeNyVJI0Ng

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