Posts tagged: painting
“I guess born to do, both my parents are practicing artists so I am second generation of painters, it runs in my blood :).”
“The bottom line is, I create because I love to create. I always have and likely always will. With that said, I have found in the past that I am often searching for a context for my creations. For some reason I need a reason—or at least a feeling that I am striving to embody something larger than a simple visual.
Every now and again I end up in a head-space where I can find no conceptual means for my art and I end up on silent rants to myself about the worthlessness of creating yet another painting when thousands upon thousands of canvases covered in paint already clutter countless corners and walls.
But the bottom line is, I love to create, and every time I have a falling out with art, I can do nothing but accept that I will continue to create art forever…”
“Art is my way of speaking and sharing thoughts as a universal language. I want to share spiritual messages that are important to myself and/or others and this is one of the few ways that I know how.”
“I’ve always been drawn to art because images can attract someone, draw them in, and tell them a story all at the same time. I create art as a means of communication; it allows me to say things that I can’t put into words. Making art is my way of learning about myself and sharing my experiences with the world. I create art with the hope that others will find something in my work that they can relate to and understand in their own way. I create artwork in order to tell my story and inspire others to tell their own.”
Pakayla Rae Biehn
“I make art as a sort of marker of time. Or more specifically, to exaggerate time, a partial manipulation. I like the feeling of redefining. I think there’s something to that. Also, being able to create a thing, a painting in my case, that is in the world with you fully.”
“I’m blessed with an overly active and graphic visual thinking style. That’s the HOW. The WHY is that I can’t turn it off :)”
“How could I not create art?! It is my God-given love and passion. It is one way I understand and relate to my Creator. His creation is what drives the inspiration of this artist, whether through beautiful landscapes, adorable pets, or simply a child learning to ride her bike. He always manages to show His creative beauty to me daily, and that will forever keep me in awe.”
“Man! so simple yet, truly, a very multi-faceted answer. I wish I had one set statement that could be succinct and still deep and complex. For me, creating and painting is something that didn’t just happen, it has been something that has grown. A very comparable analogy that can help describe WHY I create is like love. I love my wife. I love my kids. I love my God. I love my family. That seems to fit the analogy here, so I’m going to roll with it.
I am a Kempf. I am part of a family and I have grown up with certain physical and emotional features. I never really thought about loving my family or why I loved them (or not liked them at times), I just did. In growing older (I’m not that old, only 26 now) I have begun to love them differently and love them better and become aware of how I love them poorly. I grew up drawing and sketching and painting and making things. Most of the time I was imagining and visualizing things in my mind. his love has grown. I have been fortunate to learn trades like graphic design and web design to help sustain an income and a daily creative outlet, but painting has changed too. I find myself doing a lot less of it with a lot more on my plate these days and a lot more people looking to be loved and cared for.
Painting for me has been recreational. It has been “on the side”. I has been a way to make something that is solely and uniquely mine. A very common word to describe it is my “expression”. It fits. It’s totally true. A way to no just copy a picture from a comic book anymore, but a physical piece of my thought and ideas that can offer vast meaning. Or, like what I picked up in art school when I started doing graffiti, it can serve my shadow, or my dark side, when I make it seeking other peoples approval, or compliments. It can feed my desire to have that encouragement and positive energy. That can fill me up, but only for a short while. Then I have found my self wanting more. That’s why I made art in public and on the street in public places. I found out that I could reach more people and make things that more people that I know could see and offer feedback.
Lately, when I’ve been able to paint, my art has been more focused. I’ve really put more time into creating things that can “change people.” I like developing positive messages, or pieces of truth, that can reveal something that’s profound and eye opening. Maybe make something that could change someone. Maybe make something that would lead someone to think about reality in a new way. I like that thought.
So, as I continue to grow and my family that I’m a part of grows too, I find that love and art seem to be very similar. Actually, they are the same. Both have been part of me since birth and both are continually growing and changing. I look forward to creating more time to paint and learn in the future. I also look forward to loving and caring for my family. They are my two loves. :)”
“My work stems from a personal desire to process and reflect on the increasingly haywire relationship, confusion, and general detachment – both of experience and understanding - that the modern-day industrialized world has with its surrounding environment, and the forced and uneasy assimilations that take place when the two inevitably meet. By removing the human figure from my works and instead portraying nature in man-made or manufactured settings, my work forces us to be impartial observers to these scenes and to process the tension within them as mere witnesses rather than active participants. Much of this work deals with violence, disquiet, chaos and collapse, but not entirely absent in these works is also the suggestion of hope and the presence of beauty.”
“I ask myself the same question all the time, and I’m often inclined to think there is some bigger picture as to why we are compelled to create art. I entertain many different ideas, from it being some byproduct of our evolution, or perhaps creating art is filling some gaps in our communication within our societies. Maybe creating art is channelling ideas from some divine source or other beings, or maybe I just really feel a need to communicate on a level that I can’t any other way. But really, in the end, I have no fuckin’ clue. I’m not sure why I have this drive, but when I listen to myself, to what it is that I really want to do with my life, creating art is the most honest answer.”
“While there are probably a hundred reasons I make art, I can think of two that, if either one stopped being true, I’d probably go do something else. First, I enjoy it. That might sound stupid, but there is no real glory in making art, it’s not any more noble a thing to do with your time than anything else. If I didn’t like doing it, I’d stop.
Second, I have something to say. Art is really about communication for me (OK, and astronauts). When I started out I wasn’t very good at it (you can make your own judgement if I’m any better at it now), but I felt strongly like I had something to say, and I felt like there wasn’t anyone else who was saying it. I wanted to make paintings that were funny, but also serious. I wanted them to have a point and be a conversation. I wanted people to see them and think about them, or laugh, or both.
Of course, I also wanted people to know that I had made them. It’s important to me to create something that extends beyond my small group of friends and relatives. I guess if you have something to say, it helps if somebody is actually paying attention.
I suppose that those are fairly simple reasons, but so far they are enough to keep me returning to my studio.”
“I THINK ID BE VERY UNHAPPY IF I DIDNT MAKE ART”
“How can I answer this without sounding like a total cliché of an artist? Perhaps I can’t, but I’ll answer honestly:
I started drawing when I was a kid because I loved cartoons and was determined—after a fleeting desire to be a circus clown—to become an artist; to be able to tell my own stories some day, or to translate the stories of others through my own artistic voice. I make art because It’s a way for me to synthesize the things I love and the things that interest me and showcase them in a way that’s easily accessible. It’s a way for me to give people a sense of who I am even if they’ve never met me; to leave my mark in the world. And It’s always been a way to fulfill my need to be doing something creative.”
“Illustration is difficult enough to spend whole my life ——rest of my life.
I believe that illustration is one of the most effective communication tool.
As I’ve been far from my home country -Japan, this is a challenge to find a way to communicate with local people with a kind of fun.”