Don’t misunderstand me: there are still plenty of cucumbers. This year they’re even bigger than average. Our neighbor gave us one that was about 50 cm (about 1.5 ft). What I’m referring to is the socio-economical cucumber season. It used to be a good old tradition that during the summer our leaders took a couple … Continue reading The Cucumber Season has been abolished.
This is a snap shot of five of my latest visual works in a series called The Animate and the Inanimate
I would like to start this post with a quote by Ai Weiwei: Life is art. Art is life. I never separate it.This comes after long weeks of fretting over the fact that I’m in a rather turbulent period in my life where lots of changes happen, prohibiting me of having time to dedicate on … Continue reading Sometimes Art is just Life.
Evolutions in technology and knowledge have always provoked a conservative counter reaction by people who see their current ways of doing things and earning a living being threatened. The latest evolutions in the information technology isn’t any different in that aspect as the introduction of the printing press was for the mediaeval scribes or the … Continue reading About Artificial Intelligence.
Fighting with Depression (acrylic on canvas 72’ x 48’, 2016) is a canvas that I created when I was dissatisfied with the lack of recognition my work received. By the time I finished the canvas I felt already in a better mood, so I added the swallow´s nest in the storm lantern. Don’t ask me … Continue reading HOW NOT TO GET DEPRESSED AS AN ARTIST
This post 's aim is to make it easier to understand why fame & fortune is not easy to manage.
This painting (acrylic on canvas 32' x 18 ' by Shaharee Vyaas) features the Russian president Vladimir Putin as the Big Pacificator who set as goal to denazify Ukrain at all cost and to send its indoctrinated population to reeducation camps in Russia so they can be made aware of their false believes and realize … Continue reading Make Russia Great Again
The gravitational pull of the earth and the challenge to resist it have long inspired artists. Like the Greek vases depicting Sisyphus's endless quest to push his boulder up a hill and the Whirlwind Lovers in Dante's Inferno, images that portray the defiance of gravity or submission to it permeate the artistic world. The concept … Continue reading Gravity Warrior
“trying to understand” - appeals to approach the reality from a higher level.
Until very recently I hated conceptualism. Till I came across a piece written by Eric Wayne, an artist and art critic who wrote an article called “Why People Hate Contemporary/Conceptual Art”. It shifted my perception of conceptualism into a higher gear. In conceptualism, the idea or concept behind the work became more important than the … Continue reading Art, Conceptualism, and the Universe.
According to theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli, time is an illusion: our naïve perception of its flow doesn't correspond to physical reality. … He posits that reality is just a complex network of events onto which we project sequences of past, present, and future. It is also possible to stop time. All you need to do … Continue reading Chased by Time
This painting has the tension field between individuality and cultural assimilation for subject. While it´s a generally accepted fact that progress of civilization is a process of assimilation, one must conclude that inevitably there is going to exist a tension field between progress and multiculturalism.The best example that comes to mind to illustrate this comes … Continue reading Assimilation.
This painting (acrylic on canvas 24' x36') illustrates how the art-world functions. Many are called, only few are chosen. A variety of pages where artists post are filled with delusional pep-talk. The latest example was a debuting writer who got ecstatic about her first rejection letter from a publisher. She saw it as a proof … Continue reading Many are Called, Few are Chosen.
The Hatching (acrylic on canvas 36' x 24') relates to the Alchemy of Chaos. It is an image that reflects the experience of the birth of new insights. It is a painting that will challenge you, move you, and ignite you.It is what you are searching for and what you’re running from, all in one. … Continue reading The Hatching of Chaos
Pistols n Poppies, Acrylic on canvas 46 x 25 cm by Shaharee Vyaas (Jan 1, 2022) We often think of Freud as having suggested that everything can be interpreted in the context of sexuality, so the imagery of shooting bullets through a cylindrical barrel is hard to ignore. This is especially true when we acknowledge … Continue reading Pistols n Poppies
This painting (acrylic on canvas 46 x 23 cm) aimed to unite the boundless freedom of human imagination with the mathematical precision of the physical world by using the alchemic approach. There exist are several historic detectable strands of alchemy that seemed independent in their earlier stages, including Chinese, Indian, and Western alchemy. The aim … Continue reading Tidal Disruption
After some cumbersome trekking I arrived at the center of my artistic universe. On top of this post you find an artistic impression that I´ve titled The Front Yard of Eden (acrylic on canvas 46 x 25 cm). To reach the front yard of Eden, the curious explorers will need to leave the beaten tourist … Continue reading The Front Yard of Eden
Lost (acrylic on canvas 46 x 23 cm) is a painting that expresses a feeling that's very common nowadays. It features some African people who rather risk their lives by crossing a sea in an overloaded shaky dingy than to suffer a miserable existence in their homelands, the Arab man who finds no better purpose … Continue reading Lost
The Joyful Entry of Omicron (acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 cm) is a painting about an announced disaster. Everyone with some grain of common sense knew that with the start of the traditional flu season The Bug would strike again. And yeah, there you have its latest spawn that has been baptized Omicron. What … Continue reading The Joyful Entry of Omicron
The image above features an octopod hovering in front of the gates of evolution, watched over by a malevolent shoggoth. A scientific paper claims that octopods are actually aliens brought to Earth by frozen meteors. Why the octopus in particular? “Its large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the … Continue reading Evolution: Entrance or Exit?