This painting stands at the cradle of my becoming as an artist. It is inspired by a painting of Dali (The Last Supper) and contains all the main actors that have got a heavy influence upon the way I developed my personal style and philosophy. In the center figures Leonardo da Vinci, which I consider … Continue reading Last Supper on Utila
Relaxing at Utila’s South Shore
The South shore of Utila is separated by a small channel and a lagoon from the main part of the island. Not astonishingly it's the residency of Utila's most recluse and privacy minded expats. It has however a popular beach bar called Neptune's that can only be reached by boat from the main part of … Continue reading Relaxing at Utila’s South Shore
Utila’s Galactic Nomads
Utila is a travel destination that lies a little of the beaten path. Hence it's inhabited and visited by a very eclectic crowd of pirates, outlaws, artists, digital nomads, and a couple of aliens who shipwrecked and just washed up here.
Reading in the Dark
Reading in the Dark is a novel by Seamus Deane in 1996. The title of the novel is taken from a section in which the boy is alone and struggling to read in the dark set against the violence of Northern Ireland in the 1940s and 1950s. The boy narrator grows up haunted by a … Continue reading Reading in the Dark
The Birth of the Cyberspace
The term cyberspace was first used by the American-Canadian author William Gibson in 1982 in a story published in Omni magazine and then in his book Neuromancer. In this science-fiction novel, Gibson described cyberspace as the creation of a computer network in a world filled with artificially intelligent beings. The real cyberspace is a global … Continue reading The Birth of the Cyberspace
Here be Rats …
This artwork is part of a series of five paintings that is called Cybernetic Musings. In these series I explore recent developments into the cyberspace. The title of this work refers to an old annotation that medieval cartographers made upon unexplored territories "Here be dragons" and also refers to one of my own works where … Continue reading Here be Rats …
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.
Sometimes Art is just Life.
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.
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
So you want to be Rich and Famous. Seriously?
This post 's aim is to make it easier to understand why fame & fortune is not easy to manage.
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.
The Cryptomathician and his Lady in Red wish you a Happy Halloween
Halloween is more than just a party occasion: it´s a time of the year that many Christians are commemorating their departed relatives and friends.
The Flea Market as an Artistical Biotope.
Since ages are the flea markets the natural biotope of artists as a place of inspiration, to buy ingredients for their art, or to sell their creations.
The Blogoscope. Acrylic on canvas 46 x 36 cm by Shaharee Vyaas. More info on https://maharajagar.com/2021/10/15/the-blogoscope/(opens in a new tab)
The Complexity of Simplicity
“Being simple is the most complicated thing nowadays.” -Ramana Pemmaraju The principle of simplicity or parsimony—broadly, is the idea that simpler explanations of observations should be preferred to more complex ones—is conventionally attributed to William of Occam, after whom it is traditionally referred to as Occam's razor. This does not mean that there will be … Continue reading The Complexity of Simplicity
The Valkyrie in Modern Art.
Valkyrie. Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 cm by Shaharee Vyaas.
The Blowfish who Stole my Weekend.
Porcupinefish are also called blowfish because they have the ability to inflate their bodies by swallowing water or air, thereby becoming rounder. This increase in size (almost double vertically) reduces the range of potential predators to those with much bigger mouths. A second defense mechanism is provided by the sharp spines, which radiate outwards when … Continue reading The Blowfish who Stole my Weekend.
My Kingdom for a Comfortable Chair.
An incredibly comfortable chair. One that looks nice. I just want to be able to sit and work without having to use any muscle in my body except my fingers and maybe my brain muscle. Those who're following me for a while will probably notice that my studio became a little crammed. That's also a … Continue reading My Kingdom for a Comfortable Chair.
Abandoned art vs. unfinished art.
Let me start with the admission that most artistic projects are abandoned by their creators at a certain point. That doesn’t mean they’re unfinished projects: it just indicates that the artist moved on to other pastures of inspiration, style and interest. Everyone who’s artistically active, knows how difficult it is to resist the tsunami of … Continue reading Abandoned art vs. unfinished art.