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Studying Art (15)- A Fire Runs Through It…


A Fire Runs Through It.

Originally uploaded by ms4jah

I’m becoming obsessed by the fire…
The primordial force of no earthy origin.
Of captivating beauty, forever sublime, even in its ashes and fumes…

The spiritual depth, the emotional fever, the power of human and nature’s genius…

The most mesmerizing epitome of the liminal and the paradoxical – consuming and supporting life, wounding and healing, the master and the servant… Perpetual space of becoming, of an annihilation and re-birth…

The element of gods and monsters, the sublimation of hell, the alien lover…

And as such it’s impossible to paint or to convey in words, and just because of that creative people have always been in love with its challenge…

Everyone around me seems to paint water, sometimes the earth. Well, it’s the islanders’ trait and they are good at it…

But I will face flames in my work. I will challenge them with my imagination, my admiration and ambition; I will abstract them and command them to exist as a spirit and the intent of the work. I will probably abandon them soon, yet it’s interesting to see where they will lead me… What sort of a catharsis and inferno the fire, I’m playing with is going to enrich me with…

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Photo found at Flickr. Click at ms4jah account to access more…

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Hans’s World – Caucasus


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Originally uploaded by grijsz

I’ve just found a friend on Flickr. I hope, he won’t mind this post of mine. Hans Heiner is a German artist living in Tbilisi, Georgia. His neo-expressionist paintings have been inspiring me for some time. Their raw intensity, emotional/expressive power and honesty are simply addicting. The great artists like George Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat or even Chaim Soutine come to mind when one browses those dozens of hugely evocative images, usually conveying forceful emotions/message in an impressively economical, disciplined manner.

Hans (grijsz) seems to be also a skillful draughtsman, pop-artist, photographer and an art-animator. One can only envy and admire his energy, talents, free-spirited attitude and a truly amazing personality, which simply radiate from the work and photos available on the net. In such moments of some really inspiring discoveries I’m getting very grateful for an invention of the Internet – just imagine not to have the slightest idea about all those fascinating artists working out of the ‘celebrities’ status in the intimacy and glory of their own wonderful worlds! That would be like living in 12th c. Europe – the self-proclaimed ‘center of the world’ with a very little awareness, how the planet really looks and works like…

To meet the artist – please, visit his blogs: New Images, The Art Club Caucasus and grijsz’s Flickr page

Photo featured by H. Heiner – Khevsureti, Georgia, Caucasus


Coming soon – Katarzyna’s new toys


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Originally uploaded by katarzynaskonieczna

Just discovering Flickr and new possibilities of displaying pictures and blogging – in general. Fascinating – there is always something new to learn – and each day! I’m just writing this out of the WordPress’s ‘mother’ page, feeling like a naughty kid sneaking out of a control…

My advice to those of you, who don’t have the Flickr account – just set it up – it gives you a peace of mind, that your beloved images won’t simply disappear meeting with your PC disaster (believe it or not – it happened to me once, I lost 70% of two-years work), and – being as modest as we, artistic beings are – it’s a handy way to share/ show others, what are we up to… You can also make your sets/collections – in other words – keep your chaos ordered…

One more word – be prepared to buy ‘pro’ – unlimited account (24.99$ per year) – that standard one doesn’t particularly suit most of your needs – especially, when you want to keep your pics in a decent quality and quantity – but – it is all well worth it!

And coming soon – my slideshow/ article/s, about what I was trying to do as an art student during those last few months. Still cannot find the proper expressions for it… Not, that it’s so good, but due its intensely personal and generally, complex (or – I am making it as such) nature. Yet – I will try…


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