The artwork “Venice: A psycho-historical Map" (mixed technics on canvas 90 x 90 cm) invites people not to obey existing opinions and common stories about Venice, but to slip away and with confidence listen to their own feelings and play with the city’s atmospheres. It’s concept is based upon the premise that cities have psycho-historical … Continue reading Venice: A Psycho-Historical Map
Between the 4th and the 6th of November 2022 I attended a conference called Waving, organized by the department of intermedia art of the Art Academy in Krakow. I wrote and designed this small contribution to explore the theme of the conference as a call for action. Waving as a verb relates to a new … Continue reading Waving
Twilight Utila is in the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. Its boundaries are those of imagination and it lies behind a door that you unlock with a key of magic. What is the Utila Twilight … Continue reading Twilight Utila
Featuring the work of 32 artists from all over the globe, "Nocturne" explores the theme of darkness from a variety of perspectives--the darkness of night, the dark night of the soul, and nocturnal landscapes both real and imaginary. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EXHIBITION
Painting in the Dark
Between the 4th and the 6th of November 2022 I attended a conference called Waving, organized by the department of intermedia art of the Art Academy in Krakow. In the fringes of this conference one of the organizers of the conference ran a small experiment called "Breath, the combination of breath and drawing with the … Continue reading Painting 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
A Cosmology of Civilization
The aim of this painting is to visualize the similarities that are existing between the cosmical cycles and that of the civilization process. It is also the cover for a music album that features an opera with the same title. The description of that album will go into more detail about the used symbolism. This … Continue reading A Cosmology of Civilization
Cyberhive (canvas 60' x 60') tries to visualize the manifestation of a multi-dimensional cybernetic system in the time-space continuum and is the capstone on the eight-part series "Cybernetic Musings". As a system where different minds come together to create or destroy information, the existence of a cyberhive mind is as real as that of the … Continue reading Cyberhive
This canvas (W 30' x H 36') is the 7th installation in my collection Cybernetic Musings. As shown in other canvasses in this series, I have mixed feelings about recent developments in the new information technology and the developing cyberspace that vacillate between optimism and pessimism. However, the dominant emotion is one of expectation tempered … Continue reading Expectations
For the purpose of this post, I chose a random subject: Dancing. Then I took a conch shell because of its reputation of one of the best representations of the Fibonacci sequence in nature.
The Animate and The Inanimate
This is a snap shot of five of my latest visual works in a series called The Animate and the Inanimate
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.
Make Russia Great Again
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
Trying to Understand
“trying to understand” - appeals to approach the reality from a higher level.
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark
Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock’s drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Economist Don Thompson explores it in his book, tracing the money, lust, and self-aggrandizement of the art world in an attempt … Continue reading The $12 Million Stuffed Shark
Is being an artist a passion or an obsession?
The Cambridge dictionary defines the two words as follow: 1. A Passion for something: an extreme interest in or wish for doing something 2. An Obsession: something or someone that you think about all the time. While a passion is “extreme behavior” it lacks the indefinite time connotation. We all have passions but how many … Continue reading Is being an artist a passion or an obsession?
About Analysis and Synthesis.
Since I became aware that lately became a little sloppy in giving regular updates, I decided to recycle on of my older posts where I was pondering about the tension field between artists and scientists. My general take upon this issue is that artists tend to have a synthetic approach towards the reality while scientists … Continue reading About Analysis and Synthesis.
Audio Books: Listening vs Reading.
My main motivation to turn to audio books was that I’m spending so much time of the day staring at a screen, that in the evening my eyes are too tired to read any further.