Thursday, May 7, 2009

zero
























Zero, Cotton thread handstitched on canvas, acrylic,oils, varnish, 95 x 95 x 10cm, 2007

zerolifezerodeathzeropainzerolikezerodislikezeromonsterzeroherozerocagezerosignalzerostoryzerobirthzerobeginningzeroendddo



Monday, May 4, 2009

Laws of the Universe II
























Death XIII, Digital photograph of a mixed media sculpture/assemblage manipulated with photo shop.

I couldn't sleep last night, I got up at 2 o clock in the morning and couldn't sleep so i watched tv, then after two hours of watching interesting shows about the drug war in america and how it doesn't make sense and that they should just legalize it like the Dutch so that they can control it better and another program from suprememastertv.com aboout global warming the end of the world and how we can stop it if we all become vegetarians - Be Veg- Go Green. :)

Then I tried sleeping again and still couldnt sleep so by 5 o clock i decided to get up. then I worked on my art and drank coffee with a cigarette or two and then i came here to the gallery to send you a letter and to upload some work onto the website (my work)


...Lest we should forget that we are traveling through space on a large living rock (that might be the reason why I couldn't sleep last night ,sometimes you remember that you are infinitely small.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Laws of the Universe




















from The Hermetic Tarot (Based upon the Esoteric Workings of the Secret Order of the Golden Dawn) by Godfrey Dowson.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ave Lucifer











Ave Lucifer, Cotton thread hand stitched on canvas, acrylic, oils, varnish, 60 x 120cm, 2008 

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Ave Lucifer

Ave Lucifer, We are all Holy

Not just the Priest, the Pastor and

The Politician

Ave Lucifer, Everything is Sacred

Not just the Religion

Ave Lucifer, Your time is spent

Your Illusion is coming to an End

Your jewels are worthless

But a high price we’ll pay none the less.

Ave Lucifer, Alas it has come to an end

Your materialistic Empire

Is not sustainable

There are many wrongs in the world today, innumerable. One sometimes has no idea where to start. The only place it seems is with our selves. That is the only logical step for us to take.

If you think about it a lot of our world’s problems spring forth from an incorrect understanding, incorrect behavior, and an incorrect attitude towards life. Nobody can change your views on life, nobody can force someone to see things differently, it is not possible. You can only change your own views on life and open your own mind to different opinions and possibilities. I can only change my own life. That is where our true power resides.

Ave Lucifer is in reference to incorrect belief systems or forms of government that suppress or oppress basic individual freedoms. It doesn’t even have to be on a larger scale, that form of denial of human rights can take place in the workplace or in a relationship between family, friends or lovers. It can be interpreted in various scenarios. The point is the individual has the power to change or to affect that negative situation by speaking out, taking action.

Process of creation and destruction

The key to the ‘assemblages’ lies in the process and not in the final product. The process that I go through, by taking older works, cutting it up and reordering it to form a new composition is where the artwork takes place, constantly recomposing and reordering. The process is in that way symbolic. The idea of not being attached or holding on to the things in the past, but using those experiences or “products” for a base to start from and to learn from. Recycling and not just discarding. The feeling that I get by generating the new work, the over all idea that comes forth during the process then stimulates the title. So I don’t start with an idea, but with old ones that I have discarded, then I go through a process of chaos/destruction, and rebuilding to form a new order. Holding on to what worked and letting go of what didn’t. That is a correction/change that we go through either subconsciously or consciously everyday. It is a process of evolution.

Zero

This work is more ritualistic/symbolic than ideological. The process of stitching would also represent a healing process, a stitching up of open wounds. The figure O also has symbolic and esoteric value and representing the whole, or eternity, the circle of life, beginning and end being a continuous process where every end is a beginning and every beginning an end.

The reason for the title is that the finished product has zero meaning, it is the process that carries meaning. That is where the adjustment/equalizing/correcting process takes place.

Essentially my work is about the process of creation and destruction. Energy can never be completely destroyed, and every action has a residual effect. In time every action or energy takes another form.

A NEW ANALOGY

a new world order

It has been quite a journey, that my art has taken me on, introspectively (and I say this at the risk of sounding like a cliché, I know)

I started out with painting in the traditional sense, but now I’ve found that I assemble/stitch more than doing using actual paint brushes.

I am not interested in creating an illusion, I am interested in the true nature of things. One of those things being the law of change. We constantly go through a process of change and suffer accordingly if we try to hold on to things unduly.

An artwork should be a meditative object that offers us a glimpse of the reality of the universe. It should exist in two worlds, in the material and the spiritual world. It should transcend matter, transcend the mundane.

A NEW AESTHETIC_a new ugly

I work intuitively, but after a while, I guess, there’s a border line difference between intuition and instinct.

I try to make works that I want to make. I see the imperfections in the world not as faults, beauty can be found in imperfections.

Essentially we live in Chaos and have convinced ourselves that there is structure and stability. Change is inevitable and the only stability to be found is to accept it.

Anti-pretty Art

Anti-hero Art

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Untitled, 60 x 60cm, Mixed media, hand stitched cotton thread, varnish, acrylic, oil and canvas assemblages, 2006