Monday, 5 December 2011

This painting was once again created with group of friends 4people all together where working under its construction. 
The purpose of painting was to create some fun and joyful outcomes as It  meant to hang in a conference room at Community building in Cheltenham.
As we can see some of the abstract expressionism was involved in process and some of the Jackson Pollock techniques found its place in order to complement its aesthetics.
I found this particular painting extremely successful in terms of visuals and content. Also we gained some positive feedback from commissioner himself. 
Painting is loud, fast, vibrant and awaking, it represents everything we  planned to do, although its creation involved only spontaneous  and loose applications.

Sunday, 20 November 2011



From Space to Space
we travel we gather
all of it out there
Curiousity its name

"Curiosity" is created in collaboration with two of my friends ( both illustration students). I wanted to express curiosity as another of motivation factors. I asked my friends to think of  the most curious subject they can imagine and surprisingly we all came with the say _ Cosmos_
This time the approach to the painting was less expressive and bit more figurative but again in use of acrylics on big canvas. 
The experience of this project was slightly different to what it was when working on abstract collaboration. At the beginning it seemed hard and challenging  to make elements work as whole piece, but at the end I think we learned how to find a similar language without compromising individual styles. 
This project made me realized that although very surreal, painting seems much easier for a viewer to read and find subject matter  than looking at abstract painting. Guess figurative painting is  more effective when it comes to message communication but is it as effective when it comes to evoking emotion? 
If I were to answer this question strictly form personal point of  view I would say no. 
It is always the matter of taste. 


                 Lets go to the woods,
                 to cook  gods food.
                  Lets feed the fire,
                  to sate the desire.

"Hunger" is  painting focusing of  human desires and driven forces. When talking emotions it is important to take physiology as part of it creation.The way we express ourselves is hugely manipulated by functionality of our bodies, its health and senses we posses. 
So  here I choose  feeling of  hunger as I believe it motivates and drive peoples to some of the extreme actions. This painting is strongly influenced by the book about human cruelty and experiments take on people during war times. "Zero Degrees of Empathy" by Simon Baron-Cohen. 

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

 I am obsessed with the Sea
It Light and Its Breeze 
It Mesmerise You 
It Mesmerise Me 

Here is another painting presented is slightly different form. This time I wanted to capture the stages of its creation in order to understand its evolution.As we can see I approached it with slightly descriptive elements, introducing recognizable shapes and indicative colours. Piece is inspired by time I spent by the sea. 
Easy and relaxing days surrounded by beauty of nature inspired me to capture the peaceful state I found myself at that point. 
It is interesting how picture evolve form one stage to another, just like emotion itself . I can define stages where the emotion of peace and relaxation shifted and moved to a state where I became more concious of  its changes and in effect the end of its journey. The shape of the boat may as well be the shape of the confine. It may suggest a state of  emotional journey but the end of it at the same time. 
People tent to describe this painting as very intriguing. Intriguing indeed. 

Far Far away 
in a distant land

Her is a little 12inches by 9inches painting on canvas. This time done by a group of art students. We used acrylics applied by brushes and hands directly onto a surface. We tried to express the experiences, thoughts and emotions from that very  day. I wish we had a bigger canvas to start with as the small one gave much restriction in terms of  space. As I mentioned before I was curios how would the painting look if approached by a group of art focused people. Well, the outcome is clearly interesting but does it make a huge difference to expressive painting whatever there is a  artistic background to it or not?
This experiment clearly states that when it comes to abstract expression everyone is capable of doing so and the matter of knowledge, understanding of art itself doesn't play a huge role when talking "emotional intelligence". 

Be Loved my Love 
Be Loved my Man
I give You all
For Now and Then
No need to Run
No need to Hide 
It is all for Love 
It is all for Pride

This painting is much bigger to what I  did before. It measures 1m by 1m and it is on canvas. 
The idea behind this experiment was to capture feeling of being in love, expressing excitement and variety of emotions while being under the circumstance. I did this painting in collaboration with my parter. It was a bit challenging experiment because I have never worked so closely with other person. I thought I will take a lot of compromise to make it work in terms of aesthetics but  at the end it was very pleasant experience. Both of us put equal amount of work to its creation. What surprised me the most was the fact that even non-art focused person is capable of creating astonishing and emotionally engaging forms of art. Ever since creation of this project I could not stop thinking of the possible outcome of similar application with a bigger group of people but this time I wanted to approach it with art focused individuals. 

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Experience of  hundred emotion
no place to go but explode
scratch, splash, wash and burn
no matter from which way
will always get there 
It is from the past but the future too 
 To deal with me 
To deal with you

Above piece represent my first approach to the self expression in painting.
I decided to go for a very expressive and fast mark making in order to catch each element of the state I was at that very point. Piece may seem all over the place, bit messy and confusing but that was exact how I felt back then. I approached it with a variety of equipment starting with acrylics, crayons, pastels, inks, marker pens, wax  and water, brushes, knifes and sponges. I tried to combined each media one with another just like emotions interacts with different states themselves . I also introduced variety of media applications such as splashes, scratches which in effect created some interesting textures and different dimensions. The overall experiment looks like a compresses wave of experiences into a single page.