Since religious fundamentalism is on the rise in all segments of our society, I decided to dedicate some of my artistic reflections to the subject that motivates some extreme fundamentalists to believe that their religion gives them the right to tell everyone else what they are and are not allowed to do and commands them … Continue reading The Dark Sides of Religion (part 1/5): Ascetism. Mixed technics on canvas 45 x 45 cm by Shaharee Vyaas.
Reflections. Mixed technics on canvas 45 x 45 cm by Shaharee Vyaas (2023)
This canvas is a further elaboration upon an earlier work that is called The Zone. While The Zone was a rather formal investigation into color and line, this work gives a more impressionistic interpretation of the point where conscious and subconscious thinking processes confluence.It is a collection of free associations about the metaphoric, tectonic representation … Continue reading Reflections. Mixed technics on canvas 45 x 45 cm by Shaharee Vyaas (2023)
Civilization and Cosmos. Part 8: Saturn
In this post I want you to bring part 8 of my latest project (for those who missed out on part 1, more info at the bottom of this post). If you want to hear the audio, just click on the image (duration 110 sec). Saturn. Mixed technics on canvas 45 x 45 cm by … Continue reading Civilization and Cosmos. Part 8: Saturn
Civilization and Cosmos. Part 7: Jupiter
In this post I want you to bring part 7 of my latest project (for those who missed out on part 1, more info at the bottom of this post). If you want to hear the audio, just click on the image (duration 156 sec). Jupiter. Mixed technics on canvas 45 x 45 cm by … Continue reading Civilization and Cosmos. Part 7: Jupiter
The Hare, the Fox, and the Human.
The hare, the fox, and the human are all part of an intertwined yet paradoxical cycle of connectedness. Fox and hare, human and balance, enlightenment and infinity, sunyata and sea—all flow together in the never-ending adventure that is life. Love, death, nature, and the planets weave a journey of transcendence, synchronicity, and depths to offer … Continue reading The Hare, the Fox, and the Human.
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
Stop digging when the location is wrong
How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? During my long career as a professional soldier I've learned the hard way that it's no use to make a hole deeper when it's located at the wrong place. It equals to digging your own grave. That lesson can be expanded to … Continue reading Stop digging when the location is wrong
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 Binary Perspective
The featured image is an installation of two canvasses that explores the binary nature of the reality by contrasting male to female, water to fire, vertical to horizontal, oval to rectangle, natural to artificial, and much more ...
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
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
The Cryptomathic Paradox
Paradoxes are intriguing since they challenge existing conventions and are an enduring source of inspiration for many artists.
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.
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 Newtonian space and time collapsed in 1905 when Albert Einstein, at the age of twenty-six, published four groundbreaking papers: On the Photoelectric Effect; Brownian Motion; The Special Relativity, and The Equivalence of Mass and Energy. The new concept is that all objects are moving vibrations in the space-time continuum. The quantum physician Heisenberg introduced … Continue reading About Cryptomathematics.
The Mindset of the Average Aspirant Writer on Facebook.
Under this paragraph you find a synopsis of the most recurring questions that were posted on a Facebook page about creative writing.
Conspiracy Theories, Social Entropy and Literature.
We live in a time where conspiracy theories are rampant and slowly start to realize how this disinformation is contributing to a logarithmic growing degree of social entropy. There is a whole section of literature dedicated to it and I like to call it confabulated history books presented as nonfiction.
Resurrection as a Literary Device.
Resurrection isn’t anymore the monopoly of theologians, priests and other religious leaders, but has become also a recurring subject of intense research and speculation among artists and scientists.