“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
― Albert Einstein,
Art is a form of freedom. Artists transfer energy through various kinds of music, images, performances, and technological sciences. There are no exact limitations to what art can be when used to incite the masses. Artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol were forward-thinkers who fearlessly painted during the pinnacle of New York City’s street art explosion. Together Basquiat and Warhol used their lives’ work to expose ART for what it really was – a catalyst for change.
The artistic duo challenged race barriers and merged punk concepts with fine art appeal. Both the accomplishments of Basquiat and Warhol were snubbed at by the elite art world, only reaching global recognition posthumously. However, brilliant and unappreciated, the collaboration of the two visionaries incited an artistic revolution in the future of contemporary art and design.
What is your artistic muse?
Although many artists create powerful work in solitude, art is best when shared with others. An artists’ creative muse, or source of inspiration, is most important in the theme, symbolism, and overall tone of the painting. Every muse has a unique story to share with the world. This powerful force has no name or face but bestows each creative with the burning desire to realize their own destiny.
My personal muses are reflected in the objects I sketch along with the hues and shades I use. I love the way deep browns resonate to me off a white canvas. Illustrating figures I have met before prelude future encounters with kindred spirits. My notebook is stage for various characters to come into play. The repertory includes Haitian painter Jean Michel Basquiat and Contemporary roots reggae artist Chronixx.
The artist uses his imagination to illustrate flaming euphoria or manic depression. Colors blended together in deep blues, bright yellows, and olive greens instantly put you in a cool mood. Deeper browns, rose reds, and muddy oranges come together to alarm, excite, and incite passion in the admirer’s eyes.
ARTISTIC REVOLUTION is my ode to all artists:
Flyers, political cartoons, album covers, ads, and labels can also be considered art. When you use your imagination , visuals come to life before your eyes and trigger intuitive feelings that you must act upon. Art is action, art is life!
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