Architecture in the Dark

Architecture in the Dark seeks to explore the forgotten qualities of space. The baby – snail brings in focus the bodily identification with the environmental experience, an awareness that may be a conduct to new paths of psychological discovery. This canvas seeks to explore the heterotopic conditions of space and architecture in relation to our … Continue reading Architecture in the Dark

The Da Vinci Trinity

Although Leonardo Da Vinci had no formal academic training, many historians and scholars regard him as the prime exemplar of the "Universal Genius" or "Renaissance Man", an individual of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination." He is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived. He studied engineering, sculpting, painting, … Continue reading The Da Vinci Trinity

The Philosopher's Chicken. Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40' by Shaharee Vyaas (2022). More info: www.maharajagar.com

The Philosopher’s Chicken.

In search for a contemporary philosopher´s egg, I came to wonder if one of those previous eggs didn’t hatch a philosopher’s chicken. That would make my task lots easier than having to go through the laborious process of producing a philosopher´s egg out of thin air (and whatever other substances). The philosopher’s egg is a … Continue reading The Philosopher’s Chicken.

Cryptomathics: the complexity of simplicity.

Ours is the Age of Science; but from a study of most contemporary art, one would find it difficult to infer this most obvious of facts. Contemporary literature, graphic arts, and music, contain remarkably few references to contemporary science—few references even to the metaphysical and ethical problems which contemporary science has raised.A survey showed that … Continue reading Cryptomathics: the complexity of simplicity.

About Artificial Intelligence.

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.

HOW NOT TO GET DEPRESSED AS AN ARTIST

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

Art, Conceptualism, and the Universe.

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.

Chased by Time

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

Assimilation.

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.

Many are Called, Few are Chosen.

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.