Penetrating the walls of the art establishment will remain an unmet ideal for most artists. Artists produce works of art throughout their lives while aspiring to achieve fame, recognition, and prosperity.
I am a visual artist in Brooklyn, NY, who continues the relentless fight to breach the steel gates of the Invisible Enemy. This CEM (Cultural Elite Machinery) decides the fates of artists who want to be seen, heard, and recognized.
Praise for One Artist's Struggle against THE INVISIBLE ENEMY
"Looking at Art Market, I was startled by the fact that you instinctively used the open jaws of a fish formation to signify the cavity, the interior, the digestive system into which those figures of artists who climb up a stone wall to attain, as it were, impossible immortality, are bound to fall. What was startling for me was the archetypal character underlying your vision of the contemporary art market. The entire art market is a very modern recreation of tradition, and it is realized stylistically and technically with masterful composure".
'When I saw Judgement Day for the first time, I was very physiologically affected by it. It is shattering. I really was very moved, profoundly moved. I thought you had such power, such emotional power. The cabins, of course, are again an archetype. The first section of my P.H.D., dealing with the issue of mystery, is an analysis of some one hundred and fifty works that Picasso did with one strange subject matter: a one-room wooden cabin on the beach accompanied by female metamorphic figures. This is one of the rather mysterious archetypal symbols. It's not like the crucifixion or the center. It's something less known, less widespread. It was revealed when I saw that you used them like Picasso used his beach cabins".
"I think the Clock is divine. First of all, it is pure modernism. It's wonderfully geometric, combined with collage and all that. Secondly, it has that black hole that interests me because I am interested in cosmology and circular thing. Then, the problem of aging, your initials, and the way you used those daggers, which are so painful, very appropriate for the problem of aging. And the idea of the clock, I thought that was just plain marvelous. I think it is perfect. It is a masterpiece.
Lydia Csato Gasman, Picasso Scholar
Author of "Mystery, Magic, and Love in Picasso 1925-1938: Picasso and the Surrealist Poets
True art is a profound union between the soul and the mind. While the entire body is physically engaged, the brain is feverishly active. The artist is in touch with his soul. Some of the great artists I have admired have been Honoré Daumier, Van Gogh, Giorgio De Chirico, and Rodin. My style in linear expression evolved through years of incessant drawing and observation. When painting, I aim to create images with mysterious philosophical and romantic interpretations of personal experiences.
My sculptures consist of vignettes or individual figures portraying the characters’ states of mind in daily real-life situations. The installations and photomontages reflect on man’s condition in the Universe, as well as the ongoing struggle of the contemporary artist in a world of cultural chaos.
I hope that one day a change in the artistic climate will narrow the gap between the public, artists, and art institutions of merit. My goal is to reestablish a link between the artists’ world and the world of those who are eager to contemplate art and seek to know more about it.
Tours and Events
In addition to tours, I hold art and musical events at The Sunset House of Art.
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