The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.
To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts - absolute gifts - which have not been acquired by one's own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul.
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
I think it's the pain and suffering that drive you to become an artist. The art itself should be the pain, sort of exorcising every demon and making you feel like you're a person that matters.
For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
GOT AN OPINION' CLICK HERE.
Let's hear it for the blog
DON WELCOMES YOUR ART
MUSEUMS, COMMUNITIES, GALLERIES|
Digital Art Gallery Online
Digital gallery of best pictures and photos from portfolios of digital artists.
Digital Art Served
Soho Arthouse (Soho Gallery For Digital Art)
DAM - Digital Art Museum
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Museum of Computer Art
Digital Art Online
Museum of Digital Fine Arts
Digital Arts: California
by Peter Mc Lane
Peter Mc Lane, despite his name, is a Frenchman, born in Chamonix, France, in 1945. He grew up in Alsace. His first love was music, but with his discovery of the program Painter he turned passionately to digital art, and had his first digital art show in Paris in 1994. He says his technique "cannot be related to another," but confesses his respect and admiration for the traditional painters of the past, including the surrealists. He says he is influenced by Hieronymus Bosch, Tanguy, Dali and Max Ernst. He now lives in Vence on the south coast of the Riviera, where he shares his time between virtual art and old cars. He says in English, "My work is only through my imagination, no scanned images, only a white screen and using the stylus and a Wacom Tablet like a painter."
Peter Mc Lane's website
Art and comment by JZRothstein
I am a freelance writer and artists who cannibalizes various images and reconfigures them using both homemade techniques and technological alchemy.
I often hang work in various public spaces--vestibules, alleyways, parking fee kiosks, lamp-posts--in a well known, and usually tolerant, Midwestern city.
The learning curve is gradual, punctuated by sizable evolutionary leaps in technique, and subject matter, and my style is very fluid at this point,
and always subject to permutations and innovations.
Confusion of Memes
top of page